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Putman, S. Michael – Reading Psychology, 2014
The Internet is having a profound impact on the literacy practices of today's students. Acknowledging the complex processes associated with reading online, the Survey of Online Reading Attitudes and Behaviors (SORAB) was created to further our understandings in this area. A factor analysis revealed the instrument included five factors that…
Descriptors: Internet, Electronic Publishing, Reading Habits, Factor Analysis
Hakuta, Kenji – Council of the Great City Schools, 2011
In developing a tool to help address academic language development, the author and his team began by identifying the challenges of presenting science text to English Language Learners and students who struggle with reading. The goal was to balance the practical and logistical challenges of identifying, teaching, and learning academic and content…
Descriptors: Scientific Concepts, Vocabulary, Science Teachers, Second Language Learning
Saez, Leilani; Park, Bitnara; Nese, Joseph F. T.; Jamgochian, Elisa; Lai, Cheng-Fei; Anderson, Daniel; Kamata, Akihito; Alonzo, Julie; Tindal, Gerald – Behavioral Research and Teaching, 2010
In this series of studies, we investigated the technical adequacy of three curriculum-based measures used as benchmarks and for monitoring progress in three critical reading- related skills: fluency, reading comprehension, and vocabulary. In particular, we examined the following easyCBM measurement across grades 3-7 at fall, winter, and spring…
Descriptors: Elementary School Students, Middle School Students, Vocabulary, Reading Comprehension
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Zawilinski, Lisa – Reading Teacher, 2009
This article describes instructional practices with blogs in elementary classrooms. Schools need to prepare students for the new literacies required when reading on the Internet; blogging is an easy way to begin. A theoretical rationale for blogging with elementary students is provided. Learning from the examples of successful blogs by elementary…
Descriptors: Reading Comprehension, Web Sites, Electronic Publishing, Reading Instruction
Moss, Barbara, Ed.; Lapp, Diane, Ed. – Guilford Publications, 2009
Upper-elementary students encounter a sometimes dizzying array of traditional and nontraditional texts both in and outside of the classroom. This practical handbook helps teachers in grades 4-6 harness the instructional potential of fiction, poetry, and plays; informational texts; graphic novels; digital storytelling; Web-based and multimodal…
Descriptors: Reading Comprehension, Protocol Analysis, High Stakes Tests, Cartoons
Chen, Hsin-Yuan – Online Submission, 2009
According to government reports, new Internet technologies present readers with new reading opportunities and challenges (National Institute of Child Health and Human Development, 2000; RAND Reading Study Group [RRSG], 2002). However, we are just beginning to understand the specific complexities that Internet text imposes on the reading…
Descriptors: Middle School Students, Reading Comprehension, Cues, Protocol Analysis