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Koutsikou, Maria; Christidou, Vasilia; Papadopoulou, Maria; Bonoti, Fotini – Education Sciences, 2021
Verbal text and images constitute the principal semiotic modes interacting to produce interpersonal meanings in multimodal science texts for young children. These meanings relate to pedagogical perceptions about children's learning. This study examined verbal text-image relations regarding the interpersonal meaning dimensions of address (the way…
Descriptors: Reader Text Relationship, Visual Aids, Preschool Children, Instructional Materials
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Hillman, Angela R.; Brooks, Anna R.; Barr, Marcus; Strycker, Jesse – International Review of Research in Open and Distributed Learning, 2021
While open educational resources (OER) have gained popularity, nearly three quarters of faculty are not aware they are available for use. However, when used, they are well received and do not negatively impact quality of learning. OER can be used within a variety of platforms, including software that aims to be more interactive and engage students…
Descriptors: Open Educational Resources, Instructional Effectiveness, Introductory Courses, Exercise Physiology
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Aukerman, Maren; Chambers Schuldt, Lorien – Reading Research Quarterly, 2021
"Science of reading" is a term that has been used variously, but its use within research, policy, and the press has tended to share one important commonality: an intensive focus on assessed reading proficiency as the primary goal of reading instruction. Although well intentioned, this focus directs attention toward a problematically…
Descriptors: Social Justice, Reading Instruction, Individualized Instruction, Reading Comprehension
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Hamedi, Seyyedeh Mina; Pishghadam, Reza – Journal of Psycholinguistic Research, 2021
Given the fact that the process of engaging and interacting with the text is not only the function of a reader but also the text itself, the current study attempts to examine the role of the type of the word in the attentional engagement. More specifically, the present investigation aims to verify the interplay of sensorimotor information,…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Visual Perception, Attention, Lexicology
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McNair, Jonda C. – Reading Teacher, 2021
I present a sampling of picture books with a focus on three peritextual features in particular: dust jackets, case covers that are different from the dust jackets, and endpapers. First, I briefly highlight scholarship related to peritextual features, followed by a description of four picture books with these three peritextual features, and…
Descriptors: Picture Books, Paper (Material), Reading Materials, Reading Comprehension
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Morgan, Denise N.; Evans, Kristen I.; DeFrancesco, Justine – Reading Teacher, 2021
Teaching for theme is one aspect of reading comprehension that is often elusive for both teachers and students. Specifically, teachers are challenged with elevating students' thinking from the plot level to a more abstract level when teaching for theme understanding. Students are challenged with transitioning between the story world and the real…
Descriptors: Reading Comprehension, Literary Devices, Reading Instruction, Story Reading
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Engel, Karen S.; Ehri, Linnea C. – Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders, 2021
Central coherence is the ability to perceive and connect salient information in a context such as a narrative text. Individuals with autism exhibit a detail-focused cognitive style of processing information that overlooks connections and shows weak central coherence. A six-session instructional intervention to foster coherence processing was…
Descriptors: Reading Comprehension, Young Children, Grade 1, Grade 2
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Öztop, Feyyaz; Nayci, Ömer – International Online Journal of Education and Teaching, 2021
This research was carried out to determine whether the comprehension level differs according to the reading environment by examining the studies comparing the comprehension level according to reading from the screen and from the paper by using meta-analysis method. Meta-analysis method was used in this research. The data of the study were obtained…
Descriptors: Reading Comprehension, Reader Text Relationship, Paper (Material), Printed Materials
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Dahl, Amanda C.; Carlson, Sarah E.; Renken, Maggie; McCarthy, Kathryn S.; Reynolds, Erin – Language, Speech, and Hearing Services in Schools, 2021
Purpose: Complex features of science texts present idiosyncratic challenges for middle grade readers, especially in a post-Common Core educational world where students' learning is dependent on understanding informational text. The primary aim of this study was to explore how middle school readers process science texts and whether such…
Descriptors: Science Materials, Textbooks, Difficulty Level, Readability
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Yeari, Menahem; Lev, Noa – Scientific Studies of Reading, 2021
This study was designed to examine the ability of poor comprehenders to identify, attend, and remember central and peripheral ideas during and after reading. To address these goals, good and poor comprehenders, matched on reading (word decoding) skills and non-verbal intelligence, read three expository texts, while their eye-movements were…
Descriptors: Reading Comprehension, Reading Difficulties, Decoding (Reading), Nonverbal Ability
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Doecke, Brenton – Changing English: Studies in Culture and Education, 2021
This autobiographical essay explores the significance that Marxist literary theory has had for me as an English educator. Marxist literary theorists have produced increasingly refined understandings of the formal complexities of literary works, but the reach of such criticism has been limited because they have failed to conceive it as part of a…
Descriptors: Marxian Analysis, Literary Criticism, Epistemology, Literature Appreciation
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Popp, Jacquelynn S.; Di Domenico, Paula; Makhlouf, Joanna – Reading Horizons, 2021
Because close reading and critical analysis of multiple sources is central to social studies, understanding teachers' perspectives about productive textual engagement is imperative. This comparative study explored twelve 5th through 11th-grade social studies teachers' perspectives about supporting students' textual engagement via think-aloud…
Descriptors: Teacher Attitudes, Middle School Teachers, High School Teachers, Social Studies
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Yang, Ya-Han; Chu, Hsi-Chin; Tseng, Wen-Ta – Reading in a Foreign Language, 2021
This study investigates the effects of the text difficulty of extensive reading materials on the reading comprehension and reading motivation of English as a foreign language (EFL) vocational high school students in Taiwan. Two experimental groups were assigned, on an individual basis, to read graded readers at either one level below ('i-1') or…
Descriptors: Difficulty Level, Reader Text Relationship, Reading Materials, Reading Motivation
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Detillion, Ron – Reading Teacher, 2021
In this article, I showcase an informational text reading comprehension unit that centers on text features commonly found in science textbooks. I taught this unit to a sixth-grade class and highlighted the work samples of three focal students here. The overarching question that guided this work was as follows: How can I focus my instruction on…
Descriptors: Elementary School Students, Elementary School Science, Textbooks, Reading Comprehension
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Daniel, Johny; Williams, Kelly J. – Remedial and Special Education, 2021
This review examined the effects of self-questioning (SQ) strategy instruction on reading comprehension outcomes for students with learning disabilities and struggling readers in Grades K-12. Our literature search, encompassing the past 53 years (1965-2018) of research, found 10 studies that fit our inclusion criteria. Reviewed studies included…
Descriptors: Reading Strategies, Reading Instruction, Reading Comprehension, Reading Improvement
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