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Dewitz, Peter; Graves, Michael F. – Reading Research Quarterly, 2021
The science of reading is the latest version of the reading wars brought to national attention by the popular press. Although most of the popular press has focused on phonics and early reading, in this article, we chose to study what happened to the research on reading comprehension. By the beginning of the 21st century, there had emerged a…
Descriptors: Reading Instruction, Reading Comprehension, Reading Research, Teaching Methods
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Curiel, Lucía Cárdenas; Durán, Leah G. – Reading Research Quarterly, 2021
The authors present an analysis of bilingual reading textbooks published at the turn of the 20th century. The authors examined the kinds of opportunities for learning offered by bilingual reading textbooks developed for students in Cuba, Puerto Rico, and the Philippines in the aftermath of the Spanish-American War. The analysis revealed challenges…
Descriptors: Reading Instruction, Textbooks, Bilingual Students, Educational History
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Turner, Kristen Hawley; Hicks, Troy; Zucker, Lauren – Reading Research Quarterly, 2020
Since the emergence of the World Wide Web and e-reading devices in the late 1990s and early 2000s, reading research has focused on issues of website credibility, search and navigation strategies, and the ability to comprehend text on-screen as compared with in print. What has been missing, however, are data about the specific texts that…
Descriptors: Adolescents, Electronic Publishing, Reading Habits, Student Attitudes
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Kozak, Stephanie; Martin-Chang, Sandra – Reading Research Quarterly, 2019
Teachers who are knowledgeable about the basic structure of the English language incorporate this knowledge into their instruction. In this study, the authors explored a similar relation between knowledge of print exposure and planning for a grade 5 classroom. The personal reading experience (print exposure) of 106 preservice teachers was measured…
Descriptors: Preservice Teachers, Knowledge Base for Teaching, Elementary School Students, Grade 5
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Northrop, Laura; Kelly, Sean – Reading Research Quarterly, 2019
In this study, the authors used the Early Childhood Longitudinal Study, Kindergarten Class of 1998-99 to examine the instructional time allocation and instructional practices in eighth-grade English language arts classes for struggling readers, as measured by track level. The authors also analyze the titles and text complexity of the last three…
Descriptors: Middle School Students, Reading Difficulties, Track System (Education), Time Management
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Yi, Hongmei; Mo, Di; Wang, Huan; Gao, Qiufeng; Shi, Yaojiang; Wu, Paiou; Abbey, Cody; Rozelle, Scott – Reading Research Quarterly, 2019
It is commonly believed that reading challenges should be addressed early to reduce the likelihood that developmental delays will impact students over the long term. However, students in developing countries often have limited access to reading resources. In this study, the authors used a randomized controlled trial of 11,083 fourth- and…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Elementary School Students, Independent Reading, Reading Habits
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Davis, Dennis S.; Huang, Becky; Yi, Tanisha – Reading Research Quarterly, 2017
Previous research has identified various factors that contribute to readers' comprehension of expository texts, including strategy expertise, language proficiency, prior knowledge, and more recently, readers' beliefs about knowledge. This study addresses the need to understand the relative contributions of these predictors to readers'…
Descriptors: Middle School Students, Science Materials, Reading Materials, Reading Comprehension
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Kim, James S.; Burkhauser, Mary A.; Quinn, David M.; Guryan, Jonathan; Kingston, Helen Chen; Aleman, Kirsten – Reading Research Quarterly, 2017
The authors conducted a cluster-randomized trial to examine the effectiveness of structured teacher adaptations to the implementation of an evidence-based summer literacy program that provided students with (a) books matched to their reading level and interests and (b) teacher scaffolding for summer reading in the form of end-of-year comprehension…
Descriptors: Elementary School Students, Poverty, Lunch Programs, Reading Programs
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Huang, Suhua; Orellana, Pelusa; Capps, Matthew – Reading Research Quarterly, 2016
The purpose of this study was to investigate the differences between the amounts of time that U.S. and Chilean students spend on conventional academic reading, extracurricular reading, and Facebook and also to report the types of materials they prefer to read. The study surveyed students in the United States (n = 1,265) and Chile (n = 2,076)…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, College Students, Reading Strategies, Reading Habits
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Juzwik, Mary M. – Reading Research Quarterly, 2014
Practices of Biblical reading and interpretation are central to the literacy lives of those who call themselves evangelical Christians. More than one third of the U.S. population identifies as evangelical Christians, making evangelical Biblicism a pervasive and influential--if under-the-radar--literacy practice in U.S. life. Scholars of American…
Descriptors: Biblical Literature, Christianity, Persuasive Discourse, Sociocultural Patterns
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Levine, Sarah – Reading Research Quarterly, 2014
Experienced readers of literature are more likely than novices to identify aspects of text that are salient to literary interpretation and to construct figurative meanings and thematic inferences from literary texts. This quasi-experimental study explores the hypothesis that novice readers can be supported in constructing literary interpretations…
Descriptors: Inferences, Quasiexperimental Design, Hypothesis Testing, Reader Text Relationship
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Mason, Lucia; Pluchino, Patrik; Tornatora, Maria Caterina – Reading Research Quarterly, 2013
This study investigated the effects of reading a science text illustrated by either a labeled or unlabeled picture. Both the online process of reading the text and the offline conceptual learning from the text were examined. Eye-tracking methodology was used to trace text and picture processing through indexes of first- and second-pass reading or…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Grade 6, Reading Materials, Science Materials
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Ivey, Gay; Johnston, Peter H. – Reading Research Quarterly, 2013
This study examines students' perceptions of the outcomes and processes of engaged reading in classrooms prioritizing engagement through self-selected, self-paced reading of compelling young adult literature. The primary data were 71 end-of-year student interviews, supported by end-of-year teacher interviews, biweekly observational data,…
Descriptors: Student Attitudes, Adolescent Literature, Interviews, Teacher Attitudes
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Benjamin, Rebekah George; Schwanenflugel, Paula J. – Reading Research Quarterly, 2010
The purpose of the study was to examine the impact of text difficulty on the oral reading prosody of young children. Fluency in reading is ideally determined by measuring rate, accuracy, and prosodic qualities in the oral reading of children. Spectrographic measurements of four prosodic variables--sentence-final F[subscript 0] change, intonation…
Descriptors: Reading Comprehension, Intonation, Reading Fluency, Difficulty Level
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Graff, Jennifer M. – Reading Research Quarterly, 2009
Many people consider books to be one of life's treasures and often embark on pleasurable and transformative literary journeys. Unfortunately, struggling readers' journeys are often arduous, if not painful. Recent reading mandates under No Child Left Behind often limit the scope of literary resources purchased with federal funds and appear to alter…
Descriptors: Reading Materials, Females, Federal Legislation, Reading Material Selection
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