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Mason, Lucia; Borella, Erika; Diakidoy, Irene-Anna N.; Butterfuss, Reese; Kendeou, Panayiota; Carretti, Barbara – Discourse Processes: A Multidisciplinary Journal, 2020
Inhibition is thought to help suppress interference from misconceptions in science learning. Using a pre-, post-, and delayed posttest design, we examined the influence on learning from science texts of three inhibitory-related functions--prepotent response inhibition, resistance to distractor interference, and resistance to proactive…
Descriptors: Inhibition, Interference (Learning), Resistance (Psychology), Learning
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Paul, Johanna; Stadtler, Marc; Bromme, Rainer – Discourse Processes: A Multidisciplinary Journal, 2019
Due to the increasing educational use of the Internet, children in elementary school need to critically evaluate source information to judge the trustworthiness of information. Studies with adult readers show that sourcing prompts and mutually exclusive claims in reading materials promote the use of source information. However, little is known…
Descriptors: Reading Materials, Elementary School Students, Grade 4, Foreign Countries
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Mason, Lucia; Zaccoletti, Sonia; Carretti, Barbara; Scrimin, Sara; Diakidoy, Irene-Anna N. – International Journal of Science and Mathematics Education, 2019
Text is the primary tool to learn disciplinary knowledge in school. Text-based learning is shaped by a complex interplay between the text and reader characteristics. This study examined the role of text structure and inhibition in conceptual learning about energy. Inhibition implies the ability to block dominant but inappropriate responses…
Descriptors: Inhibition, Energy, Scientific Concepts, Concept Formation
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Huang, Hong; Tse, Shek-kam; Chu, Samuel Kai-Wah; Xiao, Xiao-yun; Lam, Joseph Wai-ip; Ng, Rex Hung-Wai; Hui, Sau-Yan – Information Research: An International Electronic Journal, 2019
Introduction: This study examines the impact of the availability of reading resources in the school, the classroom, the home and the social environment on the reading proficiency of Grade Four primary school students in Hong Kong. Method: Data about the reading performance of Hong Kong students in the 2011 Progress in International Reading…
Descriptors: Family Environment, Reading Materials, Reading Achievement, Elementary School Students
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Sel, Burcu; Sözer, Mehmet Akif – International Electronic Journal of Elementary Education, 2019
This study aimed to investigate the effect of conceptual change texts on the conceptual understanding of local government concepts pertinent to the "power, management and society" learning field, as well as the "People and Administration" unit on the fourth-grade social studies course. In the study, a semi-experimental design…
Descriptors: Concept Formation, Comprehension, Social Studies, Grade 4
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Malebese, Mots'elisi L.; Tlali, Moeketsi F.; Mahlomaholo, Sechaba – South African Journal of Childhood Education, 2019
Background: Learners from predominantly less priviledged South African schools encounter English as a language of teaching and learning for the first time in Grade 4. The transition from the use of home language to second language, namely English first additional language, is complexly related to the learners' inability to read text meaningfully.…
Descriptors: Inclusion, Grade 4, Elementary School Students, English Language Learners
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Yi, Hongmei; Mo, Di; Wang, Huan; Gao, Qiufeng; Shi, Yaojiang; Wu, Paiou; Abbey, Cody; Rozelle, Scott – Reading Research Quarterly, 2019
It is commonly believed that reading challenges should be addressed early to reduce the likelihood that developmental delays will impact students over the long term. However, students in developing countries often have limited access to reading resources. In this study, the authors used a randomized controlled trial of 11,083 fourth- and…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Elementary School Students, Independent Reading, Reading Habits
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Wang, Elaine Lin; Matsumura, Lindsay Clare – Reading and Writing: An Interdisciplinary Journal, 2019
Writing analytically about text is a valued skill reflected in current academic standards. The quality of text-based writing opportunities in U.S. elementary schools, however, is generally weak, with variation in the rigor of the writing tasks teachers assign. Previous research suggests that teachers' beliefs about instruction significantly…
Descriptors: Writing Skills, Writing (Composition), Elementary School Teachers, Grade 4
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Alenizi, Mogbel Aid K. – International Journal of Educational Psychology, 2019
The current study aims to assess the effectiveness of a program based on a multi-sensory strategy in developing of visual perception for primary school learners with learning disabilities. The study employed the quasi-experimental method on the experimental group of learners. A training program based on multi-sensory strategy was employed on a…
Descriptors: Learning Disabilities, Semitic Languages, Elementary School Students, Teaching Methods
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Nonte, Sonja; Hartwich, Lea; Willems, Ariane S. – Large-scale Assessments in Education, 2018
Background: Numerous studies have investigated the relationships between various student, home and contextual factors and reading achievement. However, the relationship between such factors and reading attitudes has been investigated far less, despite the fact that theoretical frameworks of large-scale assessments and school effectiveness research…
Descriptors: Reading Achievement, Reading Attitudes, Student Attitudes, Structural Equation Models
Li, Dan – ProQuest LLC, 2018
Several national and international studies have indicated that there is an achievement gap between student literary reading and student informational reading, with the gap favoring literary reading. One plausible explanation for this gap is that reading informational text has been neglected in early grades in the U.S. (Dreher, 2003; Kletzien &…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, International Assessment, Reading Tests, Reading Achievement
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Li, Dan; Beecher, Constance; Cho, Byeong-Young – Reading Psychology, 2018
Being proficient in independently reading and writing complex informational text has become a need for college and career success. While there is a great deal of agreement on the importance of the reading of informational text in early grades and teachers are encouraged to increase amount of the reading of informational text in early grades, few…
Descriptors: Grade 4, Reading Materials, Foreign Countries, Achievement Tests
Lafontaine, Dominique; Dupont, Virginie; Schillings, Patricia – International Association for the Evaluation of Educational Achievement, 2018
PIRLS 2016 data from eight education systems were used to examine how teachers from three different language groups differed in their teaching of reading literacy. Teaching reading practices differed substantially between the three linguistic/cultural groups. In English-speaking systems, effective practices for establishing reading literacy seem…
Descriptors: Reading Instruction, Literacy, Teaching Methods, Cultural Differences
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van Rijk, Yvonne; de Mey, Langha; de Haan, Dorian; van Oers, Bert; Volman, Monique – Research Papers in Education, 2017
Content-oriented reading interventions that focus on the integration of motivational enhancement and strategy instruction have been found to have positive effects. Developmental education (DE) in the Netherlands is an innovative content-oriented approach in which reading is an integral part of an inquiry-oriented curriculum. Reading for meaning is…
Descriptors: Content Area Reading, Foreign Countries, Textbooks, Teaching Methods
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García, Georgia Earnest; Godina, Heriberto – Journal of Literacy Research, 2017
A qualitative think-aloud study, informed by social literacies and holistic bilingual perspectives, was conducted to examine how six emergent bilingual, Mexican American, fourth graders approached, interacted with, and comprehended narrative and expository texts in Spanish and English. The children had strong Spanish reading test scores, but…
Descriptors: Bilingualism, Mexican Americans, Code Switching (Language), Translation
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