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Tucker, Lauren – Journal of Learning and Teaching in Digital Age, 2021
This case study retrospectively reflects on a self-contained teacher's decision to pair publisher-created adapted text with audio support as part of a multicomponent reading intervention. She evolved from creating her own adapted text to implementing publisher-created adapted text throughout a school year. The study analyzed students' reading…
Descriptors: Reading Instruction, Reading Strategies, Reading Comprehension, Program Effectiveness
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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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Yang, Ya-Han; Chu, Hsi-Chin; Tseng, Wen-Ta – Reading in a Foreign Language, 2021
This study investigates the effects of the text difficulty of extensive reading materials on the reading comprehension and reading motivation of English as a foreign language (EFL) vocational high school students in Taiwan. Two experimental groups were assigned, on an individual basis, to read graded readers at either one level below ('i-1') or…
Descriptors: Difficulty Level, Reader Text Relationship, Reading Materials, Reading Motivation
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Purcell, Mary Elizabeth – Asia Pacific Journal of Education, 2020
Recent rapid increase in the number of Australians of Asian backgrounds has significantly altered the demographic mosaic in schools. This has major ramifications for Australian classrooms with regards to the transnational exchanges now ubiquitous. In response, this paper proposes a view of cosmopolitanism as "transnational literacy" as…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Cultural Background, Asians, Teaching Methods
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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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Meguro, Yoichi – Language Teaching Research, 2019
The present study investigates whether textual enhancement had any effects on grammar learning (tag questions) and reading comprehension, and whether the types of tag question contributed to the benefits of textual enhancement. The study employed a pretest--posttest design with three treatment sessions. The target forms were English tag questions,…
Descriptors: Grammar, Reading Comprehension, Reading Tests, Multiple Choice Tests
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Muzammil, Sa'dulloh – Dinamika Ilmu, 2019
This descriptive qualitative research aims to describe the selection and usage of English for Islamic studies material based on Islamic character values. It was conducted at English for Islamic studies class followed by the students of "Akhwal As Syakhsiyyah" Department, IAIN Pontianak. The results showed that the lecturer chose internet…
Descriptors: Islam, Religious Education, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning
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Lewkowich, David – International Journal of Education & the Arts, 2019
This paper explores how English teachers are currently using comics in their classrooms, and how they describe the problems and benefits of working with this curious textual form. As an educational researcher, I am interested in how the experimental ethos of comics can influence classroom practice in a similarly experimental fashion, and it was…
Descriptors: Cartoons, English Instruction, Teaching Methods, High School Teachers
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Gürergene, Elif – Advances in Language and Literary Studies, 2019
This study has recently been conducted to find out the effect of extensive exposure to reading materials and of moderate amount of exposure supported by explicit instruction on enhancing discourse signaling awareness. Data analyzed quantitatively came from test scores of 36 high school students at elementary level in Istanbul, Turkey, divided into…
Descriptors: Comparative Analysis, Reading Processes, Form Classes (Languages), Reading Materials
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Léger, Pierre-Majorique; An Nguyen, Thanh; Charland, Patrick; Sénécal, Sylvain; Lapierre, Hugo G.; Fredette, Marc – Computers in the Schools, 2019
The study investigates how learner experience with applications (apps) and how app types (native vs. non-native) influence performance in reading comprehension. Twenty-five high school students used different apps to read four texts. The students were asked to use the annotation feature of the apps to facilitate their reading. Ease of use,…
Descriptors: Computer Software, Performance Factors, Student Experience, Reading Comprehension
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Schall-Leckrone, Laura – Teacher Education Quarterly, 2018
This qualitative research study examined the extent to which novice and student teachers drew upon pre-service preparation to use scaffolding practices identified in the literature as supportive of bilingual learners' (EBs') acquisition of academic content. Data sources included videotaped class observations, lesson plans and teaching materials,…
Descriptors: Scaffolding (Teaching Technique), Qualitative Research, Beginning Teachers, Student Teachers
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Chang, Anna C-S; Hu, Hsueh-chao Marcella – TESL-EJ, 2018
This study investigates 62 EFL young adults' vocabulary learning rates immediately after reading ten graded readers, and their vocabulary decay rates after a three-month period. The participants were divided into two relative levels: higher (n = 31) and lower (n = 31). One hundred target words were semi-randomly selected from the reading texts and…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, High School Students, Second Language Learning, English (Second Language)
Shin, Kyoung Wan Cathy – ProQuest LLC, 2018
LGBTQ representations in media and novels, especially in young adult (YA) literature, have become more recurrent and reliable in recent years. While little research exists on youth and transgender stories, existing LGBTQ texts predominantly deal with men, chiefly White gay men (Cart & Jenkins, 2006; Garcia, 2013). To address this imbalanced…
Descriptors: Homosexuality, Sexual Orientation, Sexual Identity, Social Attitudes
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Zakai, Sivan – Journal of Jewish Education, 2018
This "think-aloud" study examines how a group of American Jewish teenagers read historical documents that addressed what it has meant over time to be American and/or Jewish. It demonstrates that students use a variety of sense-making strategies as they read about the past, many of which fall beyond the boundaries of critical historical…
Descriptors: Jews, Adolescents, History Instruction, Documentation
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Jaaskelainen, Kristal; Deneen, Musetta – Knowledge Quest, 2018
As the future arrives faster and faster one must ask continually, what do kids actually need from their formal education today and tomorrow? Continuous innovation of method and strategy must be integral to the practice of all teaching professionals. Equitable educators must take a look at the learners in front of them, when and where they stand,…
Descriptors: School Libraries, Librarians, Teacher Collaboration, Independent Study
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