Accelerating ESL Students' Reading Progress With Accelerated Reader

NA (site), NA (city), North Carolina (NC)


DETAILS: Design: Independent, correlational.

RESULTS: This study examined the benefits of Accelerated Reader on 4th- and 5th-grade ESL students in a school in rural Western North Carolina. Anecdotal records provided evidence of improvement in students' reading behaviors and attitudes toward reading. While there was a moderate overall increase in students' reading levels, quantity of student reading increased and attitudes toward reading improved.

AUTHORS: J. McGlinn and A. Parrish.

Citation: McGlinn, J., & Parrish, A. (2002). Accelerating ESL students' reading progress with Accelerated Reader. Reading Horizons, 42(3), 175-189.

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