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Barashid, Majed – International Education Studies, 2020
This study aimed at analyzing the cognitive levels of the wh-questions following the reading texts in the Students' Book of Flying High for Saudi Arabia One. A Checklist based on the revised cognitive domain of Bloom's Taxonomy was the instrument used to categorize the cognitive levels of these questions and to determine to what extent they are…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Questioning Techniques, Thinking Skills, Taxonomy
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Slater, Wayne H.; Groff, James A. – Reading & Writing Quarterly, 2017
Using case study research methods, we investigated the effectiveness of a dialogic tutoring model informed by cognitive strategy instruction to implement a problem-solving strategy using a gradual-release-of-responsibility model of instruction situated in stasis theory. Eight minority 10th graders participated because of their difficulties with…
Descriptors: Critical Thinking, Case Studies, Instructional Effectiveness, Scores
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Dela Rosa, John Paul Obillos – Journal on English Language Teaching, 2017
The 21st century educational platform clamors for the affordance of learner autonomy and empowerment more than control and coercion. This study, therefore considers the reading preferences, motivations, issues, and other factors that govern the choice of literary texts from the perspectives of students towards designing a relevant literature…
Descriptors: Program Design, Age Groups, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning
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Fawzia, Al Seyabi; Salwa, Al Rashdi – English Language Teaching, 2016
The present study aims at identifying the current practices regarding the implementation of extensive reading in Omani public schools. The study employed a content analysis sheet to analyze the extensive reading work of 300 students. Semi-structured interviews were also held with 15 teachers and 5 regional supervisors from Al-Dakhilyia…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Reading Instruction, Public Schools, Content Analysis
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Gibson, Simone – Journal of Negro Education, 2016
This article explores the ways some adolescent African American girls engage with urban fiction, a genre often maligned as "trash" literature. This project sought to understand the appeal of the genre as well as adolescent African American girls' perceptions about the texts. Based on findings, which suggest that participants are engaging…
Descriptors: African Americans, Females, Urban Areas, Fiction
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Polivanova, K. P.; Sazonova, E. V.; Shakarova, M. A. – Russian Education & Society, 2015
The present article treats changes in the learning environment of contemporary children as exacerbation of the "childhood crisis." We believe that new research in the field of developmental psychology is required in order to apply cultural-historical theory to new data. The article presents two studies: one of them considers a preschool…
Descriptors: Preschool Children, Cartoons, Games, Adolescents
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Elish-Piper, Laurie; Wold, Linda S.; Schwingendorf, Kathy – Journal of Adolescent & Adult Literacy, 2014
Linked text sets (LTS) offer a promising approach to bring together adolescent students and complex texts, such as those required by the Common Core State Standards, using strategic scaffolding. LTS include a variety of print and media texts that address a guiding question that is meaningful to students such as, "Why is growing up so…
Descriptors: Scaffolding (Teaching Technique), High School Students, Learner Engagement, Reading Strategies
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Franks, Bridget A.; Therriault, David J.; Buhr, Miriam I.; Chiang, Evelyn S.; Gonzalez, Claire M.; Kwon, Heekyung K.; Schelble, Jenni L.; Wang, Xuesong – Metacognition and Learning, 2013
This study explored the abilities of 5th, 8th, and 10th graders, and College students to reason logically about what they read. Both students' metacognitive behavior (looking back at previously read text) and their performance on logical deduction questions were recorded and analyzed in a reading task. Conditional logic premises and deductive…
Descriptors: Grade 5, Grade 8, Grade 10, College Students
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Braten, Ivar; Ferguson, Leila E.; Anmarkrud, Oistein; Stromso, Helge I. – Reading and Writing: An Interdisciplinary Journal, 2013
Sixty-five Norwegian 10th graders used the software Read&Answer 2.0 (Vidal-Abarca et al., 2011) to read five different texts presenting conflicting views on the controversial scientific issue of sun exposure and health. Participants were administered a multiple-choice topic-knowledge measure before and after reading, a word recognition task,…
Descriptors: Secondary School Students, Grade 10, Learning, Reading Comprehension
Lennon, Paul, Ed. – Peter Lang Frankfurt, 2012
The volume consists of twelve classroom studies concerned with the implementation of learner autonomy in English classes. The individual studies range from primary school level to university level. They include studies on multi-media dictionary work, reading logs, peer correction, communication strategies, vocabulary learning strategies, oral…
Descriptors: Personal Autonomy, Age Differences, Learning Strategies, English (Second Language)
Perks, Kevin – ProQuest LLC, 2010
In response to concerns about poor engagement and achievement in reading, some high schools have implemented independent reading programs to give students time to read self-selected texts during school. Some schools are also adopting the Lexile framework as a tool for matching readers with challenging texts in order to improve reading motivation…
Descriptors: Evidence, Reading Materials, Sustained Silent Reading, Silent Reading
Warne, Bonnie Mary – ProQuest LLC, 2010
This qualitative inquiry explored the personal reading interests of 42 10th-grade students as they selected and began reading a novel. The study's goal was to inform those interested in supporting students' reading interests of what students from one rural school could and could not verbalize about their personal reading interests. The…
Descriptors: Rural Schools, Reading Materials, Qualitative Research, Focus Groups
Center on Instruction, 2009
This annotated bibliography updated from a 2007 edition, is intended as a resource for technical assistance providers as they work with states on adolescent literacy. This revision includes current research and documents of practical use in guiding improvements in grades 4-12 reading instruction in the content areas and in interventions for…
Descriptors: Annotated Bibliographies, Technical Assistance, Reading Instruction, Literacy
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Sanger, Dixie; Ritzman, Mitzi; Stremlau, Aliza; Fairchild, Lindsey; Brunken, Cindy – Journal of Women in Educational Leadership, 2009
A mixed methods study was conducted to examine female juvenile delinquents' opinions and reactions on nine language-based literacy activities. Forty-one participants ranging in age from 13 to 18 years responded to a survey consisting of nine multiple-choice items and one open-ended question concerning the usefulness of activities. Quantitative and…
Descriptors: Females, Delinquency, Attitude Measures, Literacy Education
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White, Brian; Haberling, Jennifer – Journal of Language and Literacy Education, 2006
In response to increased violence, bullying, and anti-social behavior among young people in our schools and on our streets (Akiba, M., LeTendre, G., Baker, D., & Goesling, B., 2002; Leming, 1996; Males, 2001; Pellegrini & Bartini, 2000; Smagorinsky, 2002; Tendero, 2000), advocates of character education have proposed and instituted a…
Descriptors: Literature, Citizenship Education, Language Arts, Reading Materials
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