Published Online: September 24, 2013
Published in Print: September 25, 2013, as Teaching Reading

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"Live Webcam-Coaching to Help Early Elementary Classroom Teachers Provide Effective Literacy Instruction for Struggling Readers: Targeted Reading Intervention"

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A webcam-based professional-development program for rural teachers in high-poverty schools has the potential to help students improve their reading skills, according to a new study.

The study, published this month in the Journal of Educational Psychology, focuses on Targeted Reading Intervention, a program at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

It uses webcams to allow university-based literacy coaches to provide one-on-one, ongoing support to classroom teachers in multiple states. The results showed that struggling readers in the 16 schools studied progressed at the same rate as their more-skilled peers.

Vol. 33, Issue 05, Page 5

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