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Title:  SpellRead
Description: SpellRead is a small-group literacy program for struggling readers that integrates the auditory and visual aspects of the reading process and emphasizes specific skill mastery through systematic and explicit instruction. The WWC reviewed 14 studies that investigated the effects of SpellRead on the reading achievement of adolescent readers. Two of these studies meet WWC evidence standards without reservations. Both studies were randomized controlled trials and included 137 adolescent readers in grades 5 and 6 in Pennsylvania and Newfoundland, Canada. Based on these two studies, the WWC found that SpellRead has potentially positive effects on alphabetics, reading fluency, and comprehension for adolescent readers.
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Cover Date: January 2013
Web Release: January 8, 2013
Publication #: WWC IRL615
Center/Program: WWC
Associated Centers: NCEE
Authors: WWC
Type of Product: Intervention Report
Questions: For questions about the content of this Intervention Report, please contact:
Erin Pollard.
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