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Locher, Franziska Maria; Becker, Sarah; Schiefer, Irene; Pfost, Maximilian – European Journal of Psychology of Education, 2021
Reading self-concept is an important predictor of reading comprehension and vice versa. However, the mechanisms that are at work in this relation have yet to be identified. In line with the self-enhancement approach, we propose that in the reading domain, amount of reading, book choice (text difficulty and book length), and intrinsic reading…
Descriptors: Reading Comprehension, Self Concept, Correlation, Predictor Variables
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Abu Rabia, Salim; Hijjazi, Ekhlas – Journal of Psycholinguistic Research, 2020
The present study explored the influence of short vowelization in Arabic orthography on reading comprehension of different texts, different genres and on different levels, among students of different ages. It explored the influence of short vowelization in Arabic orthography on reading comprehension of texts from the Koran, informative texts,…
Descriptors: Vowels, Reading Comprehension, Arabs, Semitic Languages
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Effendi, Kiki Nia Sania; Zulkardi; Putri, Ratu Ilma Indra; Yanawati, Poppy – Journal on Mathematics Education, 2019
School Literacy Movement, one of the government's efforts to optimize the ability of students in terms of literacy, needs support from every circle; one of them is from researches in the educational field. This research aims to develop reading texts in a futsal context that will be presented in students' worksheet with valid and practical criteria…
Descriptors: Literacy, Content Area Reading, Worksheets, Mathematics Instruction
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Máñez, Ignacio; Vidal-Abarca, Eduardo; Martínez, Tomás – Electronic Journal of Research in Educational Psychology, 2019
Introduction: Students usually answer comprehension questions from texts as part of their academic activities. Elaborated Feedback (EF) has been found to be relatively effective to improve comprehension and learning from texts. However, there is little research on how computer-based feedback influences the question-answering process. This study…
Descriptors: Middle School Students, Grade 7, Grade 8, Computer Assisted Testing
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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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Del Nero, Jennifer Renner – Reading Teacher, 2017
This study employed case study methodology and design research to examine what aesthetic transactions (readers' thoughts, feelings, associations, etc. that arise during a text encounter) students constructed in response to texts in a Gothic studies reading unit created by the author. The study was conducted in a seventh-grade reading classroom.…
Descriptors: Case Studies, Aesthetics, Student Attitudes, Reading Materials
Lightner, Sarah Campbell – ProQuest LLC, 2017
This study explored the ways in which seventh and eighth grade students in three small-group book discussions used and responded to Critical Companions, texts used to supplement and support students' critical reading of young adult novels. The Critical Companions were written from the perspective of a variety of critical literary theories with the…
Descriptors: Grade 7, Grade 8, Group Discussion, Adolescent Literature
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Chandler-Olcott, Kelly; Hinchman, Kathleen – Journal of Inquiry and Action in Education, 2015
This article reports on a middle school literacy intervention implemented during a yearlong teacher-researcher collaboration. The purpose of this collaboration was to combine and adjust commonly recommended pedagogical approaches to address the literacy needs of a heterogeneous group of seventh graders attending an urban school. University…
Descriptors: Team Teaching, Literacy Education, Middle School Teachers, Educational Research
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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
Carey, Jenna L.; Howard, Cameron C.; Leftwich, Rebecca J. – Online Submission, 2013
The purpose of this action research project report was to increase engagement during independent reading for 32 fourth-grade students and 26 seventh-grade science students. At Site A, data was collected from August 27, 2012 through December 14, 2012. At Site B, data was collected from September 24, 2012 through December 14, 2012. Students'…
Descriptors: Reading Difficulties, Student Behavior, Elementary School Students, Grade 4
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Huang, SuHua – Reading Psychology, 2013
This study employed a triangulated mixed method to investigate reading motivation of Chinese middle school students in Taiwan. A total of 247 seventh grade students (122 boys and 125 girls) participated voluntarily by completing the Chinese Motivation for Research Questionnaire (CMRQ). Sixteen of the 247 students were purposely selected to…
Descriptors: Student Attitudes, Statistical Analysis, Foreign Countries, Semi Structured Interviews
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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Kibirige, I. – South African Journal of Higher Education, 2011
Reading ability is fundamental to teaching and learning (AFT 2004). This study assessed the reading ability of 25 in-service science educators at the University of Limpopo for three science texts: Grades 7, 8 and 9, using a cloze test and exploring materials that educators read. The scores were categorised as being independent, instructional and…
Descriptors: Cloze Procedure, Middle Schools, Reading Improvement, Interviews
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Brigham, Molly; Hartman, Maria C. – American Annals of the Deaf, 2010
The development of the metacognitive skill of prediction in deaf students in a middle school social studies classroom was explored in an action research study (Riel, 2006). After observation of this group of learners and assessment of current skills, a unit was developed that integrated the teaching of prediction into their study of the American…
Descriptors: Direct Instruction, Action Research, Deafness, Prediction
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