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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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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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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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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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Housel, David A.; Oranjian, Nevair – Adult Learning, 2021
Adult literacy and English as an Additional Language (EAL) programs are often challenged to find suitable and authentic reading texts and instructional materials for their students. Newsela PRO, an entirely online resource, provides high-interest fiction, timely news articles, and other nonfiction texts in both English and Spanish that focus on…
Descriptors: Adult Students, Reading Materials, Instructional Materials, Usability
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Schüler, Anne; Mayer, Maria Gabriela – Discourse Processes: A Multidisciplinary Journal, 2020
In this study we investigated whether the beneficial effect of adding illustrations to text can be explained by the fact that illustrations facilitate analogous mental representation construction from text in visuospatial working memory. For this the secondary task paradigm was used. It was expected that the secondary task interfered only with…
Descriptors: Illustrations, Instructional Materials, Reading Processes, Reading Materials
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Schmidt, Katrina J.; Rye, Emma – English Teaching Forum, 2020
Finding free, level-appropriate texts that can be shared with students--and that have no copyright issues--is a challenge. English language teachers often have to build their own collection of paper-based or online texts by purchasing them and making copies or creating texts entirely on their own, which takes time that many teachers do not have.…
Descriptors: Web Sites, Editing, Collaborative Writing, Web 2.0 Technologies
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Shoaib, Muhammad; Mubarak, Sobia; Khan, Shahzeb – Bulletin of Education and Research, 2020
The contemporary world faces imminent environmental crises perpetrated by industrial and technological advancements, lethal warfare and neoliberal modes of development. The ecological concerns are gaining great academic attention all over the world. In this pursuit, the role of literature especially literary fiction in making visible as well as…
Descriptors: Environmental Education, Fiction, Novels, Reading Materials
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Reed, Yvonne – South African Journal of Childhood Education, 2019
Background: In South Africa, and in many other African countries, official language-in-education policy supports the use of learners' primary language(s) in early schooling. In reality, texts in the language(s) of the former colonial power are dominant, with high-interest texts in languages familiar to young learners in short supply or…
Descriptors: Language of Instruction, Second Language Learning, Native Language, African Languages
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Saka, Arzu – European Journal of Educational Research, 2019
The aim of this study is to present pre-service biology teachers with reading texts about the research of Van Helmont and Joseph Priestley relate to the subject of photosynthesis, for their familiarization with the processual and contextual aspects of science and their understanding of the nature of science, and to reveal the extent to which these…
Descriptors: Science History, Botany, Preservice Teachers, Reading Materials
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Kaygisiz, Çagri – Pegem Journal of Education and Instruction, 2019
Language teaching is a skill-based teaching aiming at the development of language skills and teaching tools are one of the important components of the teaching process in terms of the elements that will enable to increase the knowledge and experience related to the skill intended to be developed as the input source. Therefore, teaching tools…
Descriptors: Applied Linguistics, Reading Materials, Material Development, Instructional Materials
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Ramonda, Kris; Sevigny, Paul – ELT Journal, 2019
Although the benefits of extensive reading are well known, very little research has investigated the validity of assessment tools to measure general comprehension of graded readers. To address this, quizzes were authored for 42 level 2 Penguin graded readers and administered to 166 students over a semester. Item facility for high-scorers and…
Descriptors: Reading Materials, Reading Comprehension, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning
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Brunner, Jeanne L. – Science & Education, 2019
This study investigates the use of specific educative features for supporting the teaching of nature of science (NOS) during read-alouds of elementary science trade books. Educative features are components of educative curriculum materials that aim to increase teachers' content knowledge and support effective instructional practices. Understanding…
Descriptors: Scientific Principles, Reading Aloud to Others, Elementary School Science, Elementary School Students
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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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