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Håland, Anne; Hoem, Toril Frafjord; McTigue, Erin Margaret – Early Childhood Education Journal, 2021
Read-alouds are a frequent practice in early childhood classrooms and provide great potential for developing literacy skills for young learners including vocabulary, comprehension, text structure awareness, visual literacy, and fluency. Yet, any potential benefit of read-alouds depends on how the teacher enacts a read-aloud, particularly in…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Oral Reading, Reading Aloud to Others, Grade 1
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Adeyemi, Ismail Olatunji – Reading & Writing Quarterly, 2021
The recent pandemic disease, COVID-19, brought about a measure that involves every individual staying at home in Nigeria. This had various effects on different activities and habits of an average Nigerian. This study examined the influence of COVID-19 lockdown on reading habit of Nigerians using Lagos State inhabitants as case study. Descriptive…
Descriptors: COVID-19, Pandemics, Reading Habits, Reading Motivation
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Rosenblum, L. Penny; Herzberg, Tina; Mason, Loana K.; Anderson, Dawn L.; Reisman, Tammy; Edstrand, Kitty G.; Abner, Gerald; Carter, Mark – Journal of Visual Impairment & Blindness, 2021
Specialized assessments, including the learning media assessment (LMA), are essential in appropriately planning and implementing instruction for students with visual impairments (Holbrook et al., 2017; Lusk et al., 2013). The LMA, first introduced by Koenig and Holbrook in the early 1990s, was designed to be an "objective process of…
Descriptors: Students with Disabilities, Visual Impairments, Blindness, Student Needs
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Alhabbash, Maha; Alsheikh, Negmeldin; Al Mohammedi, Najah – Journal of Language and Linguistic Studies, 2021
The purpose of this mixed-method study was two-fold. The first purpose was to investigate the role of using culturally-based materials on contributing to the advancement of oral communication of five EFL Arab college students through a six-week program. The second purpose was to explore the college students' views and experiences of using…
Descriptors: Affordances, Culturally Relevant Education, Instructional Materials, Instructional 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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Ishak, Cita Nuary; Basthomi, Yazid; Widiati, Utami; Hidayati, Maria; Yannuar, Nurenzia – Journal of Education and e-Learning Research, 2021
This study investigates the roles and functions of directives in academic texts mainly produced by Indonesian college students. Sixty-two (62) imperatives, 11 "it is + Adjective + to"-clauses, and 7 modals of obligation are searched for in academic texts taken from the Corpus of State University of Malang Indonesian Learners English…
Descriptors: English for Academic Purposes, Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, Computational Linguistics
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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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Meniado, Joel C. – Eurasian Journal of Applied Linguistics, 2021
This study examined the English extensive reading (ER) programs across the Arabian Gulf region. It investigated the ER models and approaches adopted by different higher education institutions (HEIs) in the region, their ER practices and activities, and the challenges they encountered in implementing their ER programs. Utilizing qualitative…
Descriptors: Reading Programs, Reading Comprehension, Reading Attitudes, Reading Materials
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Sukmawan, Sony; Setyowati, Lestari; El-Sulukiyyah, Ana Ahsana – International Journal of Language Education, 2021
The use of authentic materials for language teaching is common. Yet, there is not much information about what type of instructional materials benefits learners. The purpose of the study is to find empirical evidence of whether non-fiction authentic materials are more superior that fiction authentic material. The researchers used an experimental…
Descriptors: Instructional Materials, Instructional Effectiveness, Authentic Learning, Nonfiction
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Hamilton, Lorna G.; O'Halloran, Isabelle; Cutting, Nicola – First Language, 2021
Narrative production draws upon linguistic, cognitive and pragmatic skills, and is subject to substantial individual differences. This study aimed to characterise the development of narrative production in late childhood and to assess whether children's cumulative experience of reading fiction is associated with individual differences in narrative…
Descriptors: Individual Differences, Child Development, Narration, Reading Materials
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Waterhouse, Monica – Language and Education, 2021
This article describes research exploring the potential of arts-based, affective pedagogy to enact the dual mandate of second language programs for adult newcomers to Canada: facilitating official language learning and social integration. Deleuze-Guattarian affect theory informs the study framing both research and pedagogical practices as effects…
Descriptors: Immigrants, Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, English (Second Language)
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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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Akhrib, Mohammed; Nedjai, Fatma Zohra Mebtouche – Arab World English Journal, 2021
This study aims to investigate gender differences in English as a foreign language (EFL) reading comprehension, situational and perceived interest for gender-oriented passages. It also examines whether any gender variances in situational or perceived interest in those passages cause gender differences in EFL reading comprehension. Throughout this…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Gender Differences, English (Second Language), Reading Comprehension
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Mansoor, Asma; Bano, Muneera – Compare: A Journal of Comparative and International Education, 2021
We propose a decolonial pedagogy in the teaching of English Literature at the undergraduate level in postcolonial Pakistan. We argue that the English literary texts that are taught in conjunction with different supplementary materials retain a West-centric tilt that requires disbanding. Therefore, we administered carefully designed worksheets.…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Foreign Policy, English Literature, Second Language Learning
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