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"Shared Book Reading Interventions With English Learners: A Meta-Analysis"

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Many forms of shared reading can boost language growth for English-learners, who are overrepresented among students who read at below-basic levels in U.S. schools.

A new analysis of more than 50 studies and 4,000 students finds shared book reading allowed adults to model the skills of a proficient reader, focusing on fluency, vocabulary, and comprehension. English-learners benefited from shared reading of texts in both English and their native languages.

Vol. 38, Issue 01, Page 5

Published in Print: August 22, 2018, as English-Language Learners
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