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ERIC Number: EJ1111749
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2015
Pages: 41
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1535-0517
Analyzing the Role of Visual Cues in Developing Prediction-Making Skills of Third- and Ninth-Grade English Language Learners
Campbell, Emily; Cuba, Melissa
CATESOL Journal, v27 n1 p53-93 2015
The goal of this action research is to increase student awareness of context clues, with an emphasis on student use of visual cues in making predictions. Visual cues in the classroom were used to differentiate according to the needs of student demographics (Herrera, Perez, & Escamilla, 2010). The purpose of this intervention was to improve students' prediction-making skills as well as to ensure active reading and thinking skills. The research team focused on the research question: What is the relationship between the use of visual cues and predicting skills as a reading-comprehension strategy for 3rd- and 9th-grade English language learners (ELLs)? Our team conducted research in 2 schools, focusing on 1 group of elementary school students and 1 group of high school students. Data collection occurred for approximately 6 weeks in each school. Triangulation of data sources was used to attain a more cohesive understanding of how visual cues relate to students' ability to make predictions during reading.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: Elementary Education; High Schools; Secondary Education; Grade 3; Primary Education; Early Childhood Education; Grade 9; Junior High Schools; Middle Schools
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Virginia
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