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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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Neuman, Susan B.; Celano, Donna; Portillo, Maya – American Educational Research Journal, 2021
Recognizing the academic benefits of access to print for young children, book distribution programs abound in the United States. Designed to promote book ownership for low-income families, programs have unique delivery systems, leading to a largely fragmented policy. This article describes an urban city's effort to build a coordinated book…
Descriptors: Childrens Literature, Reading Materials, Books, Low Income Groups
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Durongbhandhu, Nunpaporn; Suwanasilp, Danuchawat – English Language Teaching, 2021
Vocabulary is an essential factor in English language learning. The competency in vocabulary acquisition enables learners to develop their language skills, especially, reading skill. Presently, with the advent of technology, teaching media with visual aid is used worldwide for media-assisted language learning. The study aimed to develop, implement…
Descriptors: Vocabulary Development, Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, English (Second Language)
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Chang, Anna C.-S.; Renandya, Willy A. – RELC Journal: A Journal of Language Teaching and Research, 2020
The study investigated L2 learners' perceptions of narrow reading. Thirty-two students finished four sets of graded readers organized by the same author with the same genre and same title, or random texts. After finishing each set of three graded readers, the students answered an eight-item questionnaire and wrote their reading feedback. Linear…
Descriptors: Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, Feedback (Response), Student Attitudes
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Nevo, Einat; Vaknin-Nusbaum, Vered – Educational Psychology, 2020
This study examined changes in reading motivation and reading achievement among Hebrew-speaking first graders following an intervention program designed to increase intrinsic reading motivation. The program was delivered by the class teacher and focused on choosing relevant reading materials, providing choices for reading and encouraging social…
Descriptors: Reading Motivation, Reading Achievement, Semitic Languages, Prediction
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Shin, Jaran; Sailors, Misty; McClung, Nicola; Hoffman, James V.; Pearson, P. David; Kaambankadzanja, Davie; Mwale, Liveness – Literacy, 2020
Children in low-income, postcolonial countries such as Malawi have few opportunities with quality reading materials that promote independence as readers. In this study, we argue that access to locally produced text relevant to linguistic and cultural contexts is a fundamental human right for children throughout the world. Situating this study…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Access to Information, Books, Childrens Rights
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Mikami, Yuka – Reading in a Foreign Language, 2020
This study applied a qualitative approach and investigated the processes of motivational change through goal setting in extensive reading (ER). The one-year ER program integrating goal setting was introduced in a Japanese university. Interviews were conducted with four selected participants from among 23 students. The results revealed different…
Descriptors: Goal Orientation, Reading Motivation, Self Efficacy, Reading Programs
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Harrold, Peter –, 2019
The Xreading website provides students with access to an extensive virtual library of graded readers. Teachers can then use it to keep track of which titles the students access, the total number of words they read, their reading speed, and also whether they have completed post-reading quizzes. However, an overreliance on monitoring student…
Descriptors: Reading Programs, Web Sites, Integrated Learning Systems, Electronic Libraries
McDonald, Stacy L. M. – ProQuest LLC, 2019
The purpose of this study was to systematically review research on the relationship between parent engagement and student reading outcomes in Title I schools at Kindergarten level. The following research questions guided this study: (1) What is the relationship between parent engagement and student reading literacy outcomes in low socioeconomic…
Descriptors: Kindergarten, Young Children, Parent Participation, Beginning Reading
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Albee, Julie Jackson; Smith, Melanie Lea; Arnold, Jill Mayes; Dennis, Larinee Brooks – Reading Teacher, 2019
The authors examined the results of a three-year summer intervention, Dig Into Reading, for pre-first-grade through pre-third-grade students. This partnership among university professors, public school Title I teachers, and primary classroom teachers resulted in the development of research-based, copyright-free, replicable summer reading…
Descriptors: Reading Difficulties, Intervention, Reading Instruction, Summer Programs
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Liu, Jiren; Zhang, Jianying – English Language Teaching, 2018
Extensive reading has been continuously studied as a promising instructional method for improving students' language proficiency, including reading proficiency, vocabulary acquisition, and grammar awareness. The present study is a meta-analysis, which synthesized the data of 21 empirical studies (N = 1268). It was designed to explore whether…
Descriptors: Vocabulary Development, Meta Analysis, Reading Programs, Language Proficiency
Lauritzen, Jacob Dee – ProQuest LLC, 2018
Native American secondary students have consistently scored lower in reading than other racial groups. Research has suggested that increasing student reading engagement and using a culturally-responsive pedagogy may help Native American students to improve reading levels. The problem addressed by this study is the need to identify best practices…
Descriptors: Reading Programs, American Indian Students, Culturally Relevant Education, Teaching Methods
Hopkins, Laura J. – ProQuest LLC, 2018
Reading comprehension instruction in the United States has historically been weak and provided limited support for diverse learners. Though the majority of teachers in the United States use core reading programs to design and teach reading comprehension lessons, virtually nothing is known about how teachers interact with core programs to develop…
Descriptors: Reading Comprehension, Reading Instruction, Reading Programs, Elementary School Teachers
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Cahyaningati, Desi Tri; Lestari, Lies Amin – International Journal of Language Education, 2018
It is believed that the students' low reading proficiency, as shown in their TOEIC scores, is due to their poor reading habit. One of the ways to overcome such a problem is by facilitating them with a lot of reading practices in an extensive reading program. Since today non-printed multimodal texts (NPMT) and Linear texts (LT) are available in the…
Descriptors: Engineering Education, Reading Skills, Reading Tests, Reading Habits
Clark, Christina – National Literacy Trust, 2018
Read for Good's sponsored Readathon gives children in schools a purpose to read, combined with freedom to choose what they read, on their own terms, free from assessment or evaluation. The sponsorship money helps to provide a regular supply of new books and storyteller visits to the UK's major children's hospitals and supports school libraries.…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Literacy, Reading, Reading Programs
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