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Margolin, Sara J.; Brackins, Timothy – Reading Psychology, 2021
Previous research has demonstrated that negated text (i.e., text that contains words such as "no," "not," or "never") presents considerable challenges to accurate reading comprehension. Furthermore, while metacomprehension judgements have indicated an awareness of this challenge on the readers' part, this insight has…
Descriptors: Reader Text Relationship, Reading Comprehension, Reading Materials, Psychological Patterns
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Smith, Reid; Snow, Pamela; Serry, Tanya; Hammond, Lorraine – Reading Psychology, 2021
A critical review was conducted to determine the influence background knowledge has on the reading comprehension of primary school-aged children. We identified twenty-three studies that met our criteria and focused on the links between background knowledge and reading comprehension of children in the mid to late primary years. Review findings…
Descriptors: Knowledge Level, Prior Learning, Reading Comprehension, Elementary School Students
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Bray, Jeff – Reading Psychology, 2018
Results from this experimental study indicate that naïve theories of intelligence do not play a significant role in the formation of students' judgments of learning (JOL) or students' study choices when reading text that is difficult to process. Students' JOL tended to be fairly accurate indicators of performance on a comprehension assessment, but…
Descriptors: Reading Processes, Difficulty Level, Intelligence, Reading Materials
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Li, Dan; Beecher, Constance; Cho, Byeong-Young – Reading Psychology, 2018
Being proficient in independently reading and writing complex informational text has become a need for college and career success. While there is a great deal of agreement on the importance of the reading of informational text in early grades and teachers are encouraged to increase amount of the reading of informational text in early grades, few…
Descriptors: Grade 4, Reading Materials, Foreign Countries, Achievement Tests
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Thomas, Matt; Yao, Yuankun; Wright, Katherine Landau; Kreiner, David – Reading Psychology, 2018
There is a need to promote growth past basic reading proficiency toward the more substantial idea of reading maturity. The reading maturity construct has a history of being valued, at least in principle. However, it is a complex construct, and this makes its measurement challenging. The present research study addressed aspects of this challenge by…
Descriptors: Reading Skills, Test Validity, Psychometrics, Reading Interests
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Morris, Darrell; Trathen, Woodrow; Perney, Jan; Gill, Tom; Schlagal, Robert; Ward, Devery; Frye, Elizabeth – Reading Psychology, 2018
Grounded in the simple view of reading, this study tracked the development of print-processing skill in high-, average-, and low-achieving readers at six time points across grades 1-3. Results showed large between-group differences in sight vocabulary, oral reading accuracy, and oral reading rate that remained stable from beginning of first grade…
Descriptors: Elementary School Students, Grade 1, Grade 2, Grade 3
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Amendum, Steven J.; Conradi, Kristin; Liebfreund, Meghan D. – Reading Psychology, 2016
The purpose of the study was to examine the relationship between the challenge level of text and early readers' reading comprehension. This relationship was also examined with consideration to students' word recognition accuracy and reading rate. Participants included 636 students, in Grades 1-3, in a southeastern state. Results suggest that…
Descriptors: Accuracy, Reading Comprehension, Correlation, Scores
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Zabrucky, Karen M.; Moore, DeWayne; Agler, Lin-Miao Lin; Cummings, Andrea M. – Reading Psychology, 2015
In the present study, we assessed students' metacomprehension knowledge and examined the components of knowledge most related to comprehension of expository texts. We used the Revised Metacomprehension Scale (RMCS) to investigate the relations between students' metacomprehension knowledge and comprehension performance. Students who evaluated and…
Descriptors: Knowledge Level, Metacognition, Reading Comprehension, Evaluation Methods
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Watkins, Naomi M.; Liang, Lauren Aimonette – Reading Psychology, 2014
This article discusses the various labels and definitions given for texts used for informational reading and writing and the confusion caused by the inconsistency of terms. An EBSCO search on articles published from 2006 to 2011 in the three largest literacy-related professional organizations' journals produced a total of 59 articles.…
Descriptors: Journal Articles, Content Analysis, Reading Materials, Literacy
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Foster, David K.; Foster, Dean P. – Reading Psychology, 2014
This article provides a statistical analysis of the reading gains observed at one American school in the Caribbean that was using Accelerated Reader. It provides an estimate of the number of hours students needed to read to advance their reading performance an additional year. The authors estimate how much Accelerated Reader contributed to the…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Reading Achievement, Achievement Gains, Reading Instruction
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Huang, SuHua – Reading Psychology, 2013
This study employed a triangulated mixed method to investigate reading motivation of Chinese middle school students in Taiwan. A total of 247 seventh grade students (122 boys and 125 girls) participated voluntarily by completing the Chinese Motivation for Research Questionnaire (CMRQ). Sixteen of the 247 students were purposely selected to…
Descriptors: Student Attitudes, Statistical Analysis, Foreign Countries, Semi Structured Interviews
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Pentimonti, Jill M.; Zucker, Tricia A.; Justice, Laura M. – Reading Psychology, 2011
The present study describes preschool read-alouds in terms of the types of texts to which children are exposed. The methods involved analyzing the genre and instructional foci of 426 titles read by 13 teachers throughout an entire academic year. Additionally, associations between teacher characteristics and texts teachers read in their classrooms…
Descriptors: Teacher Characteristics, Reading Aloud to Others, Preschool Teachers, Nursery Rhymes
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Robinson, Richard D. – Reading Psychology, 2009
Can you teach another person to read? For readers, this may seem a redundant and unnecessary question. However, it is a perfectly logical query and one that is much more profound than one might imagine. Most reading teachers have had the experience of nurturing and guiding a young person from infancy as a reader through maturity with the printed…
Descriptors: Reading Instruction, Reading Teachers, Reading Programs, Reading Materials
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Mucherah, Winnie; Yoder, Alyssa – Reading Psychology, 2008
This study examined middle school students' reading motivation and its relations to their performance on a standardized test (ISTEP+) in reading. Participants included 388 sixth- and eighth-grade students from two public middle schools. There were 229 females and 159 males. Participants responded to the Reading Motivation Questionnaire after they…
Descriptors: Middle School Students, Middle Schools, Self Efficacy, Standardized Tests
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Hill, Walter R.; Erwin, Robin W. – Reading Psychology, 1984
Results do not support the contention of textbook publishers, presidential commissions, and some educators that the reading difficulty level of English, science, or social studies textbooks has eased considerably in recent years. (FL)
Descriptors: Content Analysis, Content Area Reading, Elementary Secondary Education, Junior High Schools
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