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Wong, Aaron Y.; Moss, Jarrod; Schunn, Christian D. – Australasian Journal of Educational Technology, 2016
Explicit reading strategies help low-knowledge readers make the inferences necessary to comprehend expository texts. Self-explanation is a particularly effective strategy, but it is challenging to monitor how well a reader is applying self-explanation without requiring the reader to externalise the self-explanations being generated. Studies have…
Descriptors: Eye Movements, Reading Strategies, Brain Hemisphere Functions, Reading Comprehension
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Ciecierski, Lisa; Bintz, William – Middle School Journal, 2016
Finding materials to help students make connections is difficult for many teachers across all grade levels. Traditionally, the textbook is the primary resource for instruction. Textbooks, however, do not naturally support students in making connections across texts. To do this, teachers must find other resources. Finding other resources is…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Instructional Materials, Common Core State Standards, Reading Materials
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McCarthy, Kathryn S.; Guerrero, Tricia A.; Kent, Kevin M.; Allen, Laura K.; McNamara, Danielle S.; Chao, Szu-Fu; Steinberg, Jonathan; O'Reilly, Tenaha; Sabatini, John – Discourse Processes: A Multidisciplinary Journal, 2018
Background knowledge is a strong predictor of reading comprehension, yet little is known about how different types of background knowledge affect comprehension. The study investigated the impacts of both domain and topic-specific background knowledge on students' ability to comprehend and learn from science texts. High school students (n = 3,650)…
Descriptors: Knowledge Level, Reading Comprehension, High School Students, Pretests Posttests
McCarthy, Kathryn S.; Guerrero, Tricia A.; Kent, Kevin M.; Allen, Laura K.; McNamara, Danielle S.; Chao, Szu-Fu; Steinberg, Jonathan; O'Reilly, Tenaha; Sabatini, John – Grantee Submission, 2018
Background knowledge is a strong predictor of reading comprehension; yet little is known about how different types of background knowledge affect comprehension. The study investigated the impacts of both domain and topic-specific background knowledge on students' ability to comprehend and learn from science texts. High school students (n = 3650)…
Descriptors: Knowledge Level, Reading Comprehension, High School Students, Pretests Posttests
Burke, Brian Patrick – ProQuest LLC, 2012
This study evaluated how comic books and graphic novels enhanced the reading comprehension of the students enrolled in the intermediate reading course at Western Pennsylvania Community College. The three research questions are: (1) How can a developmental reading course make use of comics as a learning tool? (2) What impact does reading comics…
Descriptors: Literacy Education, Cartoons, Novels, Reading Materials
Mahabir, Indramati Kumar – Online Submission, 2010
The purpose of this study was two-fold. It was first to find out what the educational materials needs were for children living in poverty, and second, to learn of the challenges, obstacles, and strengths by the programs already in place that were supplying educational materials to these children. This study used interviews and surveys as data…
Descriptors: Reading Materials, Equal Education, Poverty, Instructional Materials
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Applegate, Mary DeKonty; Applegate, Anthony J.; Modla, Virginia B. – Reading Teacher, 2009
If reading fluency contributes to reading comprehension, then highly fluent readers should be expected to perform well in comprehension when reading materials are at their current grade level. The authors identified 171 elementary, middle, and secondary students who had been labeled by parents and teachers as strong readers and assessed as highly…
Descriptors: Reading Comprehension, Reading Materials, Reading Fluency, Critical Reading
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Therrien, William J.; Hughes, Charles – Learning Disabilities: A Contemporary Journal, 2008
This study was conducted to ascertain if repeated reading or question generation was more effective at improving reading fluency and comprehension of fourth- through sixth-grade students with learning disabilities or reading problems. Adult tutors trained by the investigator conducted the interventions. Instructional components and training within…
Descriptors: Reading Fluency, Reading Improvement, Learning Disabilities, Reading Comprehension
Shannon, Patrick, Ed.; Edmondson, Jacqueline, Ed. – International Reading Association (NJ3), 2005
This collection of articles delivers the knowledge and insights one needs to understand policymaking at many levels, by reviewing viewpoints in categories: (1) Policy-driven research; (2) Policy communications research; and (3) Critical policy research. Educators can use this book to learn how to analyze policy issues, engage in policymaking with…
Descriptors: Federal Legislation, Statistical Analysis, Reading Materials, Reading Research
Burke, Lisa S. – 1993
This independent training manual, which is intended for individuals preparing to become adult literacy tutors in Pennsylvania, provides an introduction to the basic principles and techniques of tutoring adult literacy students. Presented first are a preface, definition of literacy, and tutor awareness inventory. The following topics are examined:…
Descriptors: Adult Basic Education, Adult Literacy, Classroom Techniques, Cloze Procedure
Royce and Royce, Lancaster, PA. – 1990
This guide contains an annotated bibliography of 107 resources for: (1) Basic 0-4; (2) Adult Basic Education; (3) English as a Second Language; (4) pre-General Educational Development Test; (5) General Educational Development Test; and (6) workplace programs published since 1986. It also contains a listing of job-specific workplace curriculum and…
Descriptors: Adult Basic Education, Adult Literacy, Adult Students, Citations (References)
MAZURKIEWICZ, ALBERT J. – 1967
A 3-YEAR STUDY OF THE EFFECTS OF BEGINNING READING INSTRUCTION WITH THE INITIAL TEACHING ALPHABET (ITA) AND WITH TRADITIONAL ORTHOGRAPHY (TO) ON PUPILS' READING ACHIEVEMENT IN BETHLEHEM, PENNSYLVANIA, IS REPORTED. THE SCORES OF KINDERGARTEN PUPILS ON THE LEE-CLARK READING READINESS TEST WERE USED TO INSURE THE HETEROGENEITY OF THE TREATMENT…
Descriptors: Basic Reading, Initial Teaching Alphabet, Inservice Teacher Education, Methods Research
ARCHER, N. SIDNEY; AND OTHERS – 1964
A DESCRIPTION OF MATHEMATICS DRILL PROBLEMS AND ENRICHMENT ACTIVITIES HAS RESULTED IN A SOURCE MANUAL TO ASSIST TEACHERS OF PROGRAMED ALGEBRA IN PROVIDING FOR INDIVIDUAL DIFFERENCES AMONG STUDENTS. THE MATERIAL WAS INTENDED FOR ASSIGNMENT TO SELECTED STUDENTS WHO REQUIRE ADDITIONAL MATERIALS TO SATISFY VARIOUS ABILITIES AND TALENTS. IN ADDITION TO…
Descriptors: Algebra, Educational Media, Films, Filmstrips
Pennsylvania State Dept. of Education, Harrisburg. Bureau of Curriculum Services. – 1975
These criteria for determining excellence in reading programs were designed to focus attention on the substance rather than the form of reading instruction in Pennsylvania. School district evaluators are directed to apply an evaluation scale of zero, indicating an item is not applicable, to five, indicating a high score, to the criteria. Criteria…
Descriptors: Adult Basic Education, Community Involvement, Elementary Secondary Education, Evaluation Criteria
ALSTON, JUANITA S.; AND OTHERS – 1964
THE DEVELOPMENTAL READING IN GRADES 7 THROUGH 12 WAS PRESENTED, GIVING PROCEDURE AND TECHNIQUES, READING MATERIALS, BASIC SKILLS, ENRICHMENT, LESSON PLANS, AND A BIBLIOGRAPHY OF RECOMMENDED READING. BASIC SKILLS CITED WERE--PHONETIC AND STRUCTURAL ANALYSIS, COMPREHENSION, LOCATION, SKILLS, VOCABULARY, AND ENRICHMENT. EVALUATION, ORGANIZING, AND…
Descriptors: Course Organization, Curriculum Guides, Reading Development, Reading Instruction
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