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ERIC Number: EJ776376
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2007-Oct
Pages: 12
Abstractor: Author
Reference Count: 31
ISSN: ISSN-1081-3004
A Case Study of a High School English-Language Learner and His Reading
Cohen, James
Journal of Adolescent & Adult Literacy, v51 n2 p164-175 October 2007
Mario, an adolescent English-language learner and struggling reader, participated in a university-sponsored summer literacy program. After the program, a follow-up literacy assessment was conducted, and Mario was interviewed about his perceptions of and practices with literacy. The findings of this case study demonstrate the possibility that one-on-one tutoring, performing specific activities such as think-alouds when reading, engaging in sustained silent reading for extended periods each day, writing in dialogue journals, and conducting inquiry projects can all influence the motivation and the reading effectiveness of an adolescent English-language learner who struggles to read. Although it is not possible to make conclusive assertions that any of these activities are effective for all students, it is clear that they had a positive influence on Mario as a reader. (Contains 1 table and 2 figures.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: High Schools
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A