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Simsek, Nil Didem; Yildiz, Cemal – Education Quarterly Reviews, 2021
The purpose of this study is to determine the effect of text comprehension activities based on the standards of textuality on reading skill, reading comprehension, and reading habit. To reach necessary competence in skill areas in a proper process, the child needs to be provided with sufficient activities starting from early ages. It is evident…
Descriptors: Reading Comprehension, Turkish, Reading Skills, Reading Habits
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Schmidt, Catarina; Skoog, Marianne – Pedagogies: An International Journal, 2020
This paper focuses on teachers' and students' use of textual resources offline and online in two Grade 6 classrooms. Using analysis of video recordings, the paper presents the ways in which the textual resources are used, and what critical approaches emerge within the teachers' and students' repertoires of teaching and learning. We then…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Grade 6, Teaching Methods, Educational Technology
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Jian, Yu-Cin – International Journal of Science and Mathematics Education, 2019
Science texts often use visual representations (e.g. diagrams, graphs, photographs) to help readers learn science knowledge. Reading an illustrated text for learning is one type of multimedia learning. Empirical research has increasingly confirmed the signaling principle's effectiveness in multimedia learning. Highlighting correspondences between…
Descriptors: Reading Instruction, Eye Movements, Multimedia Instruction, Outcomes of Education
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Iftanti, Erna; Madayani, Nany Soengkono – Dinamika Ilmu, 2019
In response to character education stated in Indonesian Curriculum 2013, to build characters for students of early ages is significant. This can be built through establishing reading habits and building character education to young learners living in urban and suburban areas simultaneously. However, there is lack attention paid to those living in…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Values Education, English Instruction, Reading Habits
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Botsas, George – Learning Disabilities: A Contemporary Journal, 2017
The aim of the study was to investigate differences in cognitive and metacognitive strategy use in the reading comprehension of narrative and expository texts among students with learning disabilities (SLD) and without learning disabilities (SWOLD). A total of 122 fifth and sixth graders took part in the study. Half of them (n = 61) were SLD…
Descriptors: Reading Comprehension, Reading Strategies, Learning Disabilities, Cognitive Processes
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Toyama, Yukie; Hiebert, Elfrieda H.; Pearson, P. David – Educational Assessment, 2017
This study investigated the complexity of leveled passages used in four classroom reading assessments. A total of 167 passages leveled for Grades 1-6 from these assessments were analyzed using four analytical tools of text complexity. More traditional, two-factor measures of text complexity found a general trend of fairly consistent across-grade…
Descriptors: Reading Materials, Reading Skills, Student Evaluation, Difficulty Level
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Davis, Dennis S.; Huang, Becky; Yi, Tanisha – Reading Research Quarterly, 2017
Previous research has identified various factors that contribute to readers' comprehension of expository texts, including strategy expertise, language proficiency, prior knowledge, and more recently, readers' beliefs about knowledge. This study addresses the need to understand the relative contributions of these predictors to readers'…
Descriptors: Middle School Students, Science Materials, Reading Materials, Reading Comprehension
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Anzai, Shinobu – Educational Review, 2015
In 1947 the Fundamental Law of Education (FLE) defined the pacifist principles for post-war Japanese education and was revised in 2006 for the first time in nearly 60 years. The revised FLE stipulates the importance of teaching love for country and region and Japanese culture and traditions with special emphasis on moral education. Today, this…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Patriotism, Elementary Education, Moral Values
Tabak, Gurkan; Topuzkanamis, Ersoy – Online Submission, 2014
This research was conducted with an aim to analyze the writing dispositions of the 6th grade students in terms of different variables. The research was carried out based on the descriptive survey model. The participants of the research are composed of a total of 672 students as 342 male students and 330 female students from Ankara, Balikesir,…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Grade 6, Elementary School Students, Reading Attitudes
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Foster, David K.; Foster, Dean P. – Reading Psychology, 2014
This article provides a statistical analysis of the reading gains observed at one American school in the Caribbean that was using Accelerated Reader. It provides an estimate of the number of hours students needed to read to advance their reading performance an additional year. The authors estimate how much Accelerated Reader contributed to the…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Reading Achievement, Achievement Gains, Reading Instruction
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Mason, Lucia; Pluchino, Patrik; Tornatora, Maria Caterina – Reading Research Quarterly, 2013
This study investigated the effects of reading a science text illustrated by either a labeled or unlabeled picture. Both the online process of reading the text and the offline conceptual learning from the text were examined. Eye-tracking methodology was used to trace text and picture processing through indexes of first- and second-pass reading or…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Grade 6, Reading Materials, Science Materials
Raymond, Roberta Greer – ProQuest LLC, 2012
The purpose of this qualitative case study was (a) to describe adolescents' use of the e-readers, (b) to discover if e-readers increase adolescents' intrinsic motivation to read and, if so, why, and (c) to examine the possibility of creating a learner-centered environment for students using e-readers. Five seventh and eighth grade…
Descriptors: Qualitative Research, Case Studies, Adolescents, Electronic Publishing
Foster, Graham – Stenhouse Publishers, 2012
Teachers recognize that frequent independent reading increases student knowledge on a wide range of topics, enhances vocabulary, and improves comprehension. "Ban the Book Report" inspires teachers to go beyond narrow and analytical book reports by exploring the potential of book talks, alternate book covers, identifying features of informational…
Descriptors: Reading Instruction, Independent Reading, Student Reaction, Scoring Rubrics
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Hall, Leigh A. – Journal of Adolescent & Adult Literacy, 2012
In this article, I examine how 6th-grade students used pop culture texts to inform their understandings about social studies texts and shape their discussions of it. Discussions showed that students used pop culture texts in three ways when talking about social studies texts. First, students applied comprehension strategies to pop culture texts to…
Descriptors: Popular Culture, Inferences, Social Studies, Textbooks
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Miller, Donalyn – Reading Teacher, 2012
Numerous research studies prove that wide reading improves children's comprehension, background knowledge, vocabulary, fluency, and writing. The author, a sixth-grade language arts teacher, describes the classroom conditions and instructional practices that encourage wide reading and increase her students' reading motivation such as choice in…
Descriptors: Childrens Literature, Reading Materials, Teaching Methods, Language Arts
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