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Boutorwick, T. J.; Macalister, John; Elgort, Irina – Reading in a Foreign Language, 2019
One avenue for developing second language (L2) vocabulary knowledge is through Extensive Reading (ER). ER can provide opportunities for incidental learning to occur. Class time is often too restricted for sufficient attention to deliberate learning (Hunt & Beglar, 2005) meaning ER is important for L2 vocabulary development. This article builds…
Descriptors: Vocabulary Development, Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, English (Second Language)
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Huang, Ting – Reading in a Foreign Language, 2019
This study adopted the between-subjects and within-subjects group designs to examine the impact of visual aids on 26 intermediate Chinese as a Foreign Language (CFL) learners' reading comprehension in an American college. Students were assigned into two groups to complete multiple-choice and translation tasks to test effects of visual aids. The…
Descriptors: Chinese, Reading Comprehension, Visual Aids, Student Characteristics
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Kramer, Brandon; McLean, Stuart – Reading in a Foreign Language, 2019
Reading rate, usually measured in words per minute, is a common operationalization of reading fluency in second language (L2) research and pedagogy. However, the impact of word length is often not addressed. This paper presents two studies showing how the number of characters in a text influences L2 reading time, independent of word counts, within…
Descriptors: Reading Rate, Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, Comparative Analysis
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Borodina, Tatiana; Sibgatullina, Alfiya; Gizatullina, Anna – Journal of Social Studies Education Research, 2019
The relevance of the problem of the formation of creative thinking among students of pedagogical areas of training is explained by the current contradiction between the society's need for creative, creatively thinking teachers and the insecurity of the system of professional pedagogical training necessary conditions for organizing the process of…
Descriptors: Creative Thinking, Teacher Education Programs, Preservice Teachers, Thinking Skills
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Fitriani, Siti Sarah; Erdiana, Nira; Samad, Iskandar Abdul – International Journal of Language Education, 2019
Visualisation has been used for decades as a strategy to help readers construct meaning from reading passages. Teachers across the globe have introduced visualisation mostly to primary students with native language background. They used the strategy to understand their own language. Little is known how this strategy works for university students…
Descriptors: Visualization, Reading Comprehension, Second Language Instruction, Second Language Learning
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Namaziandost, Ehsan; Esfahani, Fariba Rahimi; Ahmadi, Sheida – Cogent Education, 2019
In this project, 54 Iranian pre-intermediate EFL learners (16 to 21 years) participated in 15 sessions in which they were asked to read and study books from a structured series of L2 reading materials. Half the students studied with relatively easy materials ('i - 1'), that is, materials rated as being below their competency level. The others…
Descriptors: Difficulty Level, English (Second Language), Reading Comprehension, Late Adolescents
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Máñez, Ignacio; Vidal-Abarca, Eduardo; Martínez, Tomás – Electronic Journal of Research in Educational Psychology, 2019
Introduction: Students usually answer comprehension questions from texts as part of their academic activities. Elaborated Feedback (EF) has been found to be relatively effective to improve comprehension and learning from texts. However, there is little research on how computer-based feedback influences the question-answering process. This study…
Descriptors: Middle School Students, Grade 7, Grade 8, Computer Assisted Testing
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Okyar, Hatice; Çakir, Abdulhamit – Journal of Language and Linguistic Studies, 2019
This study investigated whether encountering the target language words in variety of reading texts would have positive effects on vocabulary development or not. The participants of the study were 55 EFL learners from a state university in Turkey, and two classes were randomly assigned to a control (n=27) or an experimental (n=28) group. 58 English…
Descriptors: Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, English (Second Language), Foreign Countries
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Sel, Burcu; Sözer, Mehmet Akif – International Electronic Journal of Elementary Education, 2019
This study aimed to investigate the effect of conceptual change texts on the conceptual understanding of local government concepts pertinent to the "power, management and society" learning field, as well as the "People and Administration" unit on the fourth-grade social studies course. In the study, a semi-experimental design…
Descriptors: Concept Formation, Comprehension, Social Studies, Grade 4
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Salas, Spencer; Murray, Beth; Mraz, Maryann; Gautam, Bishwa; Siefert, Bobbi – English Teaching Forum, 2019
American short stories are a window into a larger tradition of U.S. literature--and the cultural history they represent. They do not require the same sort of time commitment that reading a novel might. Classic American short stories are widely available on the internet and even accessible through American English Publications. Often in the public…
Descriptors: United States Literature, Literary Genres, Secondary School Curriculum, Vocabulary
Hermann-Wilmarth, Jill M.; Ryan, Caitlin L. – American Educator, 2019
As queer-identified women and former elementary school teachers who now work in universities as teacher educators, the authors spent the past decade developing a range of approaches to help elementary school teachers integrate lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer (LGBTQ)-inclusive practices into their teaching: "expanding…
Descriptors: LGBTQ People, Gender Issues, Sexuality, Elementary Education
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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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Martin, Nicole M.; Myers, Joy – Journal of Educational Research, 2019
The authors explored elementary students' comprehension of informational text in disciplinary learning. Forty on-grade-level readers in Grades 2-5 participated. A priori and emergent coding was used to analyze 120 verbal protocols and 120 oral recalls. Analyses of variance and correlations showed students' processing and recall of procedural text…
Descriptors: Elementary School Students, Reading Comprehension, Recall (Psychology), Reading Strategies
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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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Broemmel, Amy D.; Evans, Katherine R.; Lester, Jessica N.; Rigell, Amanda; Lochmiller, Chad R. – Reading Horizons, 2019
Over the past four decades, a number of researchers have attempted to describe the reading habits of teachers. Some have investigated the impact of reading habits generally, while most have focused on some kind of loosely defined "professional reading." In relationship to this body of literature, the purpose of our descriptive survey…
Descriptors: Reading Habits, School Districts, Teacher Attitudes, Faculty Development
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