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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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Wang, Zhe; Ardasheva, Yuliya; Carbonneau, Kira; Liu, Qinglong – Applied Cognitive Psychology, 2021
A body of research indicates that the inclusion of seductive details in instructional materials negatively impacts learning. However, there is scant research that examines the format and the amount of seductive details as potential moderating factors across multiple learning outcomes. In two studies, one focused on seductive pictures and one on…
Descriptors: Instructional Materials, Visual Aids, Middle School Students, Reading Materials
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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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Tangkakarn, Boonyarit; Gampper, Chanika – International Journal of Instruction, 2020
This paper examined the comparative effects of Reading-While-Listening practice (RWL) and a proposed practice of Listening before Reading while Listening (LBRWL), both of which practices were inspired by the principles of extensive listening. Participants were 138 Thai Grade 8th students, from a school in the north of Bangkok, Thailand, divided…
Descriptors: Vocabulary Development, Instructional Effectiveness, Foreign Countries, Grade 8
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García, Ofelia – Reading Teacher, 2020
The traditional monolingual and monoglossic perspective of literacy and biliteracy is compared with the perspective offered by translanguaging. The author explores how the monolingual and monoglossic view of literacy has been responsible for the failure of many Latinx bilingual students. A translanguaging perspective turns its attention toward the…
Descriptors: Code Switching (Language), Literacy, Bilingual Education, Hispanic American Students
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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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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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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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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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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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Melekoglu, Macid Ayhan; Erden, H. Gülsen; Çakiroglu, Orhan – Journal of Educational Issues, 2019
In the process of screening and evaluating children with reading difficulties, and planning, monitoring, and evaluating reading improvement interventions for those children, standard reading tests are usually not used in Turkey. The first version of the Oral Reading Skills and Comprehension Test (SOBAT®) was developed by Prof. Dr. H. Gülsen ERDEN,…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Test Construction, Oral Reading, Reading Skills
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Jang, Bong Gee; Henretty, Dawnelle – Middle School Journal, 2019
In this article, the authors propose a model of four attitudinal profiles including both purpose (academic and recreational) and medium (print and digital): (1) recreational digital learning/print averse reluctant readers, (2) avid digital readers, (3) avid print readers, and (4) digital learning reluctant readers. We drew these four profiles of…
Descriptors: Reading Attitudes, Recreational Reading, Electronic Publishing, Printed Materials
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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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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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