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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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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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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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Simsek, Nil Didem; Yildiz, Cemal – Education Quarterly Reviews, 2021
The purpose of this study is to determine the effect of text comprehension activities based on the standards of textuality on reading skill, reading comprehension, and reading habit. To reach necessary competence in skill areas in a proper process, the child needs to be provided with sufficient activities starting from early ages. It is evident…
Descriptors: Reading Comprehension, Turkish, Reading Skills, Reading Habits
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McGeown, Sarah; Bonsall, Jane; Andries, Valentina; Howarth, Danielle; Wilkinson, Katherine – Journal of Research in Reading, 2020
Background: Primary school children engage in a wide range of reading activities, yet we lack insights into why children choose to read different text types. Furthermore, recent studies of reading motivation have been dominated by quantitative research; however, qualitative research is necessary to ensure that children's voices are represented…
Descriptors: Reading Motivation, Reading Materials, Elementary School Students, Student Attitudes
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Chatenoud, Céline; Turcotte, Catherine; Aldama, Rebeca – Education and Training in Autism and Developmental Disabilities, 2020
Upon entering high school, students with ID who may be able to read simple texts often have difficulty grasping meaning when required to understand more complex texts. This failure affects their overall academic performance, since at this age, it is no longer just a question of learning to read, but rather of reading to learn, in all disciplines.…
Descriptors: Reading Instruction, Teaching Methods, Mild Intellectual Disability, Intervention
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Muzammil, Sa'dulloh – Dinamika Ilmu, 2019
This descriptive qualitative research aims to describe the selection and usage of English for Islamic studies material based on Islamic character values. It was conducted at English for Islamic studies class followed by the students of "Akhwal As Syakhsiyyah" Department, IAIN Pontianak. The results showed that the lecturer chose internet…
Descriptors: Islam, Religious Education, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning
Young, Tiffany T. – ProQuest LLC, 2019
Elementary school students are often placed into groups with peers of similar reading ability in a practice called within-class ability grouping for guided reading instruction. Through this practice, students are differentially exposed to reading skills, strategies, and texts that are presumed to match their current level of ability. This…
Descriptors: Reading Instruction, Reading Skills, Elementary School Students, Ability Grouping
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Melekoglu, Macid Ayhan; Erden, H. Gülsen; Çakiroglu, Orhan – Journal of Educational Issues, 2019
In the process of screening and evaluating children with reading difficulties, and planning, monitoring, and evaluating reading improvement interventions for those children, standard reading tests are usually not used in Turkey. The first version of the Oral Reading Skills and Comprehension Test (SOBAT®) was developed by Prof. Dr. H. Gülsen ERDEN,…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Test Construction, Oral Reading, Reading Skills
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Lütge, Christiane; Merse, Thorsten; Owczarek, Claudia; Stannard, Michelle – Studies in Second Language Learning and Teaching, 2019
Digitalization produces increasingly multimodal and interactive literary forms. A major challenge for foreign language education in adopting such forms lies in deconstructing discursive borders between literary education and digital education (romance of the book vs. euphoric media heavens), thereby crossing over into a perspective in which…
Descriptors: Educational Technology, Technology Uses in Education, Electronic Publishing, Second Language Learning
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Malebese, Mots'elisi L.; Tlali, Moeketsi F.; Mahlomaholo, Sechaba – South African Journal of Childhood Education, 2019
Background: Learners from predominantly less priviledged South African schools encounter English as a language of teaching and learning for the first time in Grade 4. The transition from the use of home language to second language, namely English first additional language, is complexly related to the learners' inability to read text meaningfully.…
Descriptors: Inclusion, Grade 4, Elementary School Students, English Language Learners
Yazbec, Angele – ProQuest LLC, 2019
Learning in the sciences is difficult for students from elementary school to university due to misconceptions, or incorrect prior knowledge, interfering with the acquisition of new knowledge. The process of replacing previously incorrect ideas with new and accurate ones is referred to as conceptual change. Which factors and to what extent they…
Descriptors: Science Education, Scientific Concepts, Individual Differences, Beliefs
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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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Altinkaynak, Senay Özen – International Journal of Progressive Education, 2019
The purpose of the current study is to investigate the effect of interactive book reading activities on children's print and phonemic awareness skills. In the current study, the semi-experimental pretest-posttest control group design was used. The sampling of the study consists of 34 children attending independent kindergartens in the city of…
Descriptors: Phonemic Awareness, Pretests Posttests, Comparative Analysis, Foreign Countries
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Türkel, Ali; Özdemir, Eylem Ezgi; Akbulut, Serdar – International Journal of Education and Literacy Studies, 2019
In this study, it has been intended to examine reading cultures of pre-service teachers depending on multiple variables. The study group of this research consists of 377 pre-service teachers who are studying in fourth grade at Turkish Education, Psychological Counseling and Guidance, Primary School Mathematics Education, Computer and Instructional…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Preservice Teachers, Reading Habits, Gender Differences
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