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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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Bickford, John H. – Social Studies, 2021
First graders engaged in an extended historical inquiry. Close readings of secondary and primary sources evoked rich class discussion. Scaffolding directed students' scrutiny of secondary sources for historical gaps; they ably detected source and intent within the primary sources. Students articulated newly constructed understandings through…
Descriptors: Grade 1, Elementary School Students, Teaching Methods, History Instruction
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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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Armstrong, Sonya L.; Stahl, Norman A.; King, James R. – Community College Review, 2021
Objective/Research Question: Surprisingly, little research explores the literacy practices specific to career technical education (CTE) courses at the postsecondary level, yet the number of students coming to college needing literacy support continues to increase. There is a need for focused research on what constitutes college-readiness. The…
Descriptors: Vocational Education, Postsecondary Education, College Readiness, Literacy
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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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Zuo, Hongshan – Asia-Pacific Education Researcher, 2021
Idioms abound in both spoken and written English, yet they present a particularly thorny problem in foreign language learning. One of the reasons for this difficulty is second language learners' ignorance of the holistic nature of English idioms. Based on computerized reading tasks, the present study probes the effects of using electronic glosses…
Descriptors: Second Language Instruction, Second Language Learning, English (Second Language), Reading Instruction
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Rets, Irina; Rogaten, Jekaterina – Journal of Computer Assisted Learning, 2021
Open Educational Resources (OER) aim to provide equal access to education. Yet, as the language level used in OER presents a barrier to many learners, there is a need to make these resources more comprehensible. This study combined eye-tracking methodology and comprehension assessment to explore the effect of text simplification on English second…
Descriptors: Open Educational Resources, Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, English (Second Language)
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James-Gallaway, ArCasia D. – Multicultural Perspectives, 2021
With a focus on methods courses, this article makes a case for social studies teacher educators to employ in their pedagogy an intersectional perspective. I ask social studies teacher educators to consider critical history monographs, specialized book-length studies that center on marginalized perspectives, as pedagogical tools that complement…
Descriptors: Social Studies, Teacher Educators, History Instruction, Methods Courses
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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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Lynn, Ethan M. – Reading in a Foreign Language, 2021
Two groups of English as a second language students engaged in a fourteen-week repeated reading (RR) treatment: (1) a 3x group (n = 16), which engaged in three readings per session, and (2) a 5x group (n = 15), which engaged in five readings per session. Reading rate and background knowledge were measured at five points to assess the effect of…
Descriptors: Reading Rate, Individual Differences, Comparative Analysis, Second Language Learning
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Timlin, Chelsea; Warner, Chantelle; Clark, Laurie; Ploschnitzki, Patrick – Unterrichtspraxis/Teaching German, 2021
Because of their presumably familiar plot lines and character tropes, the Grimm Brothers' fairy tales are often included as one of the earliest literary selections in German language and culture curricula. However, for learners to engage more critically and interpretively with fairy-tale genres, it is exactly their assumed familiarity with the…
Descriptors: Fairy Tales, Perspective Taking, German, Second Language Learning
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Dewitz, Peter; Graves, Michael F. – Reading Research Quarterly, 2021
The science of reading is the latest version of the reading wars brought to national attention by the popular press. Although most of the popular press has focused on phonics and early reading, in this article, we chose to study what happened to the research on reading comprehension. By the beginning of the 21st century, there had emerged a…
Descriptors: Reading Instruction, Reading Comprehension, Reading Research, Teaching Methods
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Matuk, Camillia; Hurwich, Talia; Spiegel, Amy; Diamond, Judy – Research in Science Education, 2021
Equitable learning opportunities are critical to the goals of science education. However, major curriculum standards are vague on how to achieve equity goals, and educators must often develop their own resources and strategies to achieve equity goals. This study examines how educators used a comic book series designed to interest youth in virology…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Cartoons, Science Instruction, Science Education
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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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Xie, Qing – SAGE Open, 2021
In light of pedagogical innovation, this study reports a two-stage survey with 172 participants from English-major and non-English-major programs on their needs of production-oriented approach and perceptions of effective implementation strategies in business English courses at a Chinese university. The results of the study suggest that while the…
Descriptors: Business English, Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, English (Second Language)
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