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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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Schmitz, Anke; Gräsel, Cornelia; Rothstein, Björn – Reading and Writing: An Interdisciplinary Journal, 2017
This study raises the question what makes school texts comprehensible by analyzing whether students' genre expectations about literary or expository texts moderate the impact of different forms of text cohesion on reading comprehension, even when the texts are similar regarding their genre. 754 students (Grade 9) from comprehensive schools read…
Descriptors: Reading Comprehension, Reading Tests, Multiple Choice Tests, Connected Discourse
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Greenleaf, Cynthia; Brown, Willard R. – Learning Professional, 2017
This article describes how participants in the California Teacher Inquiry Network learn the art of making their invisible thinking processes visible, helping them see more clearly that they have internal resources to help students master similar kinds of thinking processes.
Descriptors: Science Teachers, Science Instruction, Inquiry, Cognitive Processes
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Davis, Marcia H.; Guthrie, John T. – Journal of Educational Research, 2015
The authors outline results of 3 studies conducted to examine the structure of disciplinary knowledge from reading measured through proximity data. In Study 1, 168 third-grade students were asked to read a science text and rate the relationships of keywords from the passage. From these ratings, comprehension scores were calculated that related…
Descriptors: Reading Comprehension, Content Area Reading, Knowledge Level, Grade 3
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Al-Balushi, Sulaiman M.; Al-Harthy, Ibrahim S. – Chemistry Education Research and Practice, 2015
The aim of the current study was to investigate students' mind wandering while reading different types of textual narrations (macroscopic and submicroscopic) in chemistry. Another goal was to determine the relationship between mind wandering and students' reading comprehension. The participants were 65 female ninth grade students in Oman. Using a…
Descriptors: Attention, Reading Materials, Chemistry, Science Instruction
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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
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)
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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Gallagher, J. David – Reading & Writing Quarterly, 2012
This article presents a case study that examined the ways in which the boundaries of what it meant to be a "reader" were constructed and what counted as reading in a 9th-grade English classroom. Through the examination of 2 literacy practices (i.e., teacher-led shared reading and the reading of school texts outside of school), I explore…
Descriptors: Literacy, Grade 9, Reading Skills, English Instruction
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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
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
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Davila, Denise; Patrick, Lisa – Language Arts, 2010
Ironically, adults control most of the world of children's literature: adults write the books; adults choose which books to publish; adults review the books, adults bestow the awards on books and adults purchase the books for bookstores, libraries, and their children. In this paradigm of adult control, children's opinions are often overlooked. The…
Descriptors: Childrens Literature, Reading Materials, Publishing Industry, Standardized Tests
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
US Department of Health and Human Services, 2005
This is the teacher's guide for the "Mind Over Matter" series. This neuroscience education series, developed by the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA), a component of the National Institutes of Health, is designed to encourage youngsters in grades 5-9 to learn about the biological effects of drug abuse on the body and the brain. The "Mind…
Descriptors: Drug Abuse, Brain, Reading Materials, Human Body
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