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Candler, Catherine; Grajo, Lenin C. – Journal of Occupational Therapy, Schools & Early Intervention, 2020
An occupational perspective on reading requires an understanding of how individuals engage in terms of reading media selected, level of motivation, amount of time spent in reading, and where and who reading occurs with. These factors are assessed by the "Inventory of Reading Occupations-Pediatric" (IRO-Pedi), a tool created to measure…
Descriptors: Elementary School Students, Reading Materials, Reading Motivation, Reading Habits
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Gorzycki, Meg; Desa, Geoffrey; Howard, Pamela J.; Allen, Diane D. – Journal of Adolescent & Adult Literacy, 2020
Qualitative data analysis from open-ended comments written by 206 undergraduates illustrates student attitudes, beliefs, and practices that reveal an academic reading paradox. Consistently, undergraduates report that reading is valuable, yet their noncompliance with reading assignments suggests otherwise. Undergraduates report that they achieve…
Descriptors: Undergraduate Students, Reading Attitudes, Reading Assignments, Compliance (Psychology)
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Clarke, Carolyn; Comber, Barbara – Reading Teacher, 2020
The authors explore the possibility that school literacy practices sent home as homework are changing family reading interactions by adding to the tasks that teachers expect parents to undertake. The authors consider how reading, formerly an elective leisure practice between parents and their children, has been reorganized and how this positions…
Descriptors: Homework, Parent Child Relationship, Family Literacy, Teacher Attitudes
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d'Apice, Katrina; von Stumm, Sophie – Scientific Studies of Reading, 2020
Children's language and cognitive development are informed by adult spoken language and parental literacy behaviors, although their relative contributions have not been evaluated. Using digital audio-recorders, we unobtrusively observed the spoken language of 107 children, aged 24 to 48 months (M = 32, SD = 6.5), and their families over 3 days (M…
Descriptors: Oral Language, Language Acquisition, Cognitive Development, Parent Influence
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Blummer, Barbara; Kenton, Jeffrey M. – New Review of Academic Librarianship, 2020
This article presents a systematic review of E-book user studies from 2001 to 2017. It focused on qualitative and quantitative studies that examined academic user groups' attitudes and interactions with E-books. The review aimed to reveal users' knowledge of the E-book format, their ability to define an E-book, their awareness of E-books'…
Descriptors: Academic Libraries, Electronic Publishing, Books, Users (Information)
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Bagci, Hasan; Unveren, Dilek – International Journal of Educational Methodology, 2020
This study aims to identify the effect of metacognitive awareness of reading strategies on self-efficacy perception in reading comprehension of secondary school students and whether self-efficacy perception in reading comprehension of secondary school students differs according to the variables such as their gender and reading habits. In this…
Descriptors: Metacognition, Self Efficacy, Self Esteem, Reading Comprehension
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Lusby, Sinead; Heinz, Manuela – Irish Educational Studies, 2020
Shared reading, a key component of the home literacy environment, has well documented potential for the development of emergent literacy skills. This study explored shared reading interactions between parents and their young children (aged one to six years) with Down syndrome in Ireland. 191 parents completed an online questionnaire, providing…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Down Syndrome, Family Environment, Emergent Literacy
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Riser, Quentin H.; Rouse, Heather L.; Choi, Ji Young; Ku, Seulki – Child & Youth Care Forum, 2020
Background: Despite rich cultural, lingual, and tribal assets, American Indian and Alaska Native (AIAN) children experience suboptimal educational outcomes that start before kindergarten entry. Evidence suggests that home literacy activities may be supportive of developmental outcomes within this population, but these home literacy activities have…
Descriptors: Family Literacy, American Indian Education, American Indians, Family Environment
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Masrai, Ahmed – International Journal of Listening, 2020
The relationship between second language (L2) learners' orthographic vocabulary knowledge and extensive reading is quite well researched. However, the way phonological vocabulary knowledge and extensive listening/viewing interacts remains not so well investigated. The current study examines the effect of extensive viewing of English movies…
Descriptors: English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, Phonology
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Schmidt, Catarina – Ethnography and Education, 2020
This paper draws on a longitudinal ethnography of nine children's use of texts in and out of school in a multilingual setting in Sweden. The aim of this contribution is to reflect on the ways in which four out of these nine children are able to represent their literacies in school and in that way also represent their experiences and identities.…
Descriptors: Ethnography, Democracy, Power Structure, Multilingualism
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Eppard, Jenny; Baroudi, Sandra; Rochdi, Aicha – International Journal of Instruction, 2020
Students native to the Arabian Gulf region often struggle with reading skills. The purpose of this study was to explore the reading habits and reading culture of Emirati undergraduate students and to investigate the use of a particular reading strategy (Listening While Reading) on undergraduate Emirati students reading rate and comprehension. This…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Reading Fluency, Undergraduate Students, Reading Habits
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Merga, Margaret K. – Literacy, 2020
While qualified school librarians can have a positive influence on children's literacy attainment, very little consideration is given to the educative role of librarians in schools. Lack of attention on these librarians' educative capacity may be due to a devaluing of the educational contribution of school librarians, and it can be argued that…
Descriptors: School Libraries, Literacy Education, Librarians, Literature
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Locher, Franziska; Pfost, Maximilian – Journal of Research in Reading, 2020
Background: In the present paper, we investigated the association between time spent reading and reading comprehension throughout the lifespan. According to the Matthew effect (or rich-get-richer and poor-get-poorer) model, interindividual differences in reading-related skills between poor and average readers become wider as individuals grow…
Descriptors: Time on Task, Reading Comprehension, Reading Skills, Recreational Reading
Kittle, Penny – Educational Leadership, 2020
Building a culture of reading in secondary schools is "like training for a marathon or losing 50 pounds: Every big shift is built--and sustained--by small, incremental steps." In this article, "Book Love" author Penny Kittle describes specific strategies that middle and high school educators can use to set the conditions for…
Descriptors: Secondary School Students, Reading Habits, Reading Material Selection, Adolescents
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Gehlot, Lalit; Al-Khalaf, Hailah A.; Gehlot, Himani – Educational Research and Reviews, 2020
Language acquisition and memory models are created more quickly in the brain in early childhood. If reading habit is cultivated in children early, it will enhance their language skills and perception. This study aims to evaluate the conventional practices of reading habits in Indian children from lower, middle, and upper socio-economic backgrounds…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Reading Habits, Oral Reading, Silent Reading
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