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Abu Rabia, Salim; Hijjazi, Ekhlas – Journal of Psycholinguistic Research, 2020
The present study explored the influence of short vowelization in Arabic orthography on reading comprehension of different texts, different genres and on different levels, among students of different ages. It explored the influence of short vowelization in Arabic orthography on reading comprehension of texts from the Koran, informative texts,…
Descriptors: Vowels, Reading Comprehension, Arabs, Semitic Languages
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Carden, Clarissa – History of Education, 2018
This paper examines the way in which narratives, including stories and poetry, have been used in school texts relating to moral instruction. The paper will draw on texts used in Queensland classrooms in the early part of the twentieth century to demonstrate the ways in which description of sights and the experiences of the senses, and of…
Descriptors: Ethical Instruction, Moral Development, Educational History, Poetry
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Lipp, Ellen – English Teaching Forum, 2018
After several years of study, many English as a foreign language (EFL) learners have a large enough vocabulary and sufficient reading fluency to silently read English stories and books outside class. Once students have reached this threshold, teachers can introduce and encourage independent reading in EFL courses, as there is rarely time in class…
Descriptors: English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Vocabulary Development, Reading Materials
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Rasinski, Timothy V.; Rupley, William H.; Pagie, David D.; Nichols, William Dee – International Journal of Instruction, 2016
This article offers instructional suggestions and strategies based on research and theoretical literature for developing reading fluency through the use of rhyming poetry and other texts beyond the narrative and informational texts that have been traditionally used for reading instruction. Readers' lack of fluency in reading can be a monumental…
Descriptors: Reading Fluency, Reading Materials, Reading Instruction, Reading Difficulties
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van Rij, Vivien – Children's Literature in Education, 2016
Between 1961 and 1984 the renowned New Zealand writer, Margaret Mahy, wrote over seventy-five pieces for the "School Journal" (a graded reading book provided free to New Zealand primary schools since its inception in 1907). It was a liberal humanist period in New Zealand education during which the 1940s' and 1950s' rolling reforms…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Childrens Literature, Authors, Educational History
Amer, Aly Anwar – Online Submission, 2012
Literature has long been used as a source for reading materials in English as a first language (L1). In recent years, there has been a growing interest in utilizing literature in second language (L2) classrooms. The present article assumes that using literature in L2 reading can have the same effect as in L1. Integrating literature into L2…
Descriptors: Literature, Reading Materials, Second Language Learning, English (Second Language)
Common Core State Standards Initiative, 2010
The text samples presented in this document primarily serve to exemplify the level of complexity and quality that the Standards require all students in a given grade band to engage with. Additionally, they are suggestive of the breadth of texts that students should encounter in the text types required by the Standards. The choices should serve as…
Descriptors: Electronic Publishing, Poetry, Fiction, Oral Reading
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Podoprigora, Serguei A. – Applied Language Learning, 2010
This article outlines the findings of typological differences between the Level 4 (L4) and Level 5 (L5) of the Interagency Language Roundtable (ILR) in the Russian passages, as explored through the comparative linguistic and content analysis of highly abstract and idiosyncratic philosophical, literary and colloquial perspectives on culture,…
Descriptors: Reading Tests, Doctoral Dissertations, Content Analysis, Russian
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Letcher, Mark, Ed. – English Journal, 2010
Of all the material in the English language arts curricula, poetry seems to cause the most consternation among teachers. For a number of teachers, and many students, poetry continues to be a difficult topic to teach and learn. In this article, the author focuses on the ways that young adult literature can help teachers expose their students to…
Descriptors: Adolescent Literature, Textbooks, Young Adults, Teaching Methods
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Stewart, Mary Amanda – TESOL Journal, 2010
After noting the disconnect between students' passionate oral stories and their lifeless writing, an adult education instructor made specific instructional and curriculum changes in an ESOL reading and writing course. All changes served the purpose of teaching the element of voice in second language writing. The instructor used the issue of…
Descriptors: Curriculum Development, Reading Materials, Immigration, Writing Instruction
Kellem, Harlan – English Teaching Forum, 2009
In English as a Foreign Language (EFL) classrooms, where acquisition of English is the ultimate goal, one of the main tasks for the teacher is to provide students with language input and activities that best aid them in their learning process. As different researchers have reported, including poetry-based activities in the EFL classroom is…
Descriptors: Reading Materials, Pronunciation, English (Second Language), Poetry
Moss, Barbara, Ed.; Lapp, Diane, Ed. – Guilford Publications, 2009
Even the youngest readers and writers in today's classrooms can benefit enormously from engagement with a wide range of traditional and nontraditional texts. This teacher-friendly handbook is packed with creative strategies for introducing K-3 students to fiction, poetry, and plays; informational texts; graphic novels; digital storytelling;…
Descriptors: Protocol Analysis, High Stakes Tests, Visual Aids, Biographies
Moss, Barbara, Ed.; Lapp, Diane, Ed. – Guilford Publications, 2009
Upper-elementary students encounter a sometimes dizzying array of traditional and nontraditional texts both in and outside of the classroom. This practical handbook helps teachers in grades 4-6 harness the instructional potential of fiction, poetry, and plays; informational texts; graphic novels; digital storytelling; Web-based and multimodal…
Descriptors: Reading Comprehension, Protocol Analysis, High Stakes Tests, Cartoons
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Broekkamp, Hein; Janssen, Tanja; Van Den Bergh, Huub – Journal of Creative Behavior, 2009
This study attempts to reliably measure literature reading and creative writing ability, and subsequently to determine whether a relationship exists between the two abilities. Participants were 19 eleventh-grade students: 11 were known to be good readers of literature, whereas 8 were known to be poor readers of literature. Each participant read 4…
Descriptors: Creative Writing, Writing Improvement, Literary Genres, Writing Ability
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Gannon, Susanne – English in Australia, 2009
A critical/creative paradigm in contemporary English carries with it an imperative that students should be given opportunities for deep engagement with texts relevant to what matters in their everyday lives. In this paper, I argue that the materiality of everyday life includes the physical and geographic places where we live. When students live in…
Descriptors: Social Justice, Educational Opportunities, Pragmatics, Second Languages
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