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Proactive Reading has limited evidence of effectiveness for struggling readers. The one qualifying study included in this review showed an effect size of +0.49.
Proactive Reading emphasizes phonemic awareness, letter sounds, reading of decodable text, fluency, and comprehension of connected text. The teaching emphasizes rapid instruction, frequent opportunities to respond, positive feedback, and immediate error correction.
For more on the review of Proactive Reading, read the BEE review of struggling readers.
For more information on Proactive Reading, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
For other reviews of research on education programs, see the Best Evidence Encyclopedia homepage at www.bestevidence.org.