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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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Bliss, Lauren; Bacalja, Alexander – Australian Educational Researcher, 2021
This paper reports findings from a research project investigating text lists in the Senior Victorian English curriculum between 2010 and 2019. Policy documents emphasise the need for the English curriculum to foster values of inclusivity and diversity of culture and for texts that reflect these values in constructive and affirmative senses. In…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, English Curriculum, Inclusion, Diversity
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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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James-Gallaway, ArCasia D. – Multicultural Perspectives, 2021
With a focus on methods courses, this article makes a case for social studies teacher educators to employ in their pedagogy an intersectional perspective. I ask social studies teacher educators to consider critical history monographs, specialized book-length studies that center on marginalized perspectives, as pedagogical tools that complement…
Descriptors: Social Studies, Teacher Educators, History Instruction, Methods Courses
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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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Jarman, Ruth; Alexander, Joy – School Science Review, 2020
Surprisingly little has been written in school-related science education literature about reading for pleasure. This article reports the findings of a survey exploring free-choice science book reading habits of children and young teens. In the survey, over 300 children aged 8--14 completed a written questionnaire. The results showed that most did…
Descriptors: Recreational Reading, Science Materials, Reading Materials, Children
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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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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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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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Hu, Jingjing; Gao, Xuesong – International Journal of Bilingual Education and Bilingualism, 2020
This study draws on the activity theory to explore how bilingual first-year secondary school students appropriate resources strategically in response to linguistic challenges in learning science through English in Hong Kong. The study explored 12 bilingual students' self-regulated strategy use by conducting in-depth interviews, stimulated recalls,…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Second Language Learning, English (Second Language), Bilingual Education
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Carretti, Barbara; Toffalini, Enrico; Saponaro, Cosmiana; Viola, Francesco; Cornoldi, Cesare – British Journal of Educational Psychology, 2020
Background: Reading can be assessed using different materials, including non-words and texts. Unlike reading words or non-words, reading a text may be supported by reading comprehension, and the extent of this support could change with the amount of schooling. Aim: The present study aimed to examine how reading decoding in a shallow orthography…
Descriptors: Reading Rate, Reading Comprehension, Decoding (Reading), Italian
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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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Erbeli, Florina; van Bergen, Elsje; Hart, Sara A. – Child Development, 2020
The purpose of this study was to test the directionality of influence between reading comprehension (RC) and print exposure (PE), thereby estimating genetic and environmental effects of this relation. The sample consisted of 910 twins in fourth through ninth grades (M[subscript age] = 12.33 years, SD = 1.41) from the Florida Twin Project on…
Descriptors: Correlation, Reading Comprehension, Twins, Reading Instruction
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Chatenoud, Céline; Turcotte, Catherine; Aldama, Rebeca – Education and Training in Autism and Developmental Disabilities, 2020
Upon entering high school, students with ID who may be able to read simple texts often have difficulty grasping meaning when required to understand more complex texts. This failure affects their overall academic performance, since at this age, it is no longer just a question of learning to read, but rather of reading to learn, in all disciplines.…
Descriptors: Reading Instruction, Teaching Methods, Mild Intellectual Disability, Intervention
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