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Schmidt, Katrina J.; Rye, Emma – English Teaching Forum, 2020
Finding free, level-appropriate texts that can be shared with students--and that have no copyright issues--is a challenge. English language teachers often have to build their own collection of paper-based or online texts by purchasing them and making copies or creating texts entirely on their own, which takes time that many teachers do not have.…
Descriptors: Web Sites, Editing, Collaborative Writing, Web 2.0 Technologies
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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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Allor, Jill H.; Yovanoff, Paul; Otaiba, Stephanie Al; Ortiz, Miriam B.; Conner, Carlin – Education and Training in Autism and Developmental Disabilities, 2020
The importance of helping all children make meaningful progress in reading development is supported by legislative mandates and court rulings. The purpose of this research was to describe findings from a series of single-case design studies completed over three years to test the effects of a specific comprehensive literacy intervention, Friends on…
Descriptors: Literacy Education, Intervention, Students with Disabilities, Intellectual Disability
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Bakla, Arif – Education and Information Technologies, 2020
This mixed-methods study reports the findings of the integration of Web 2.0 tools in a one-semester extensive reading project. 27 Turkish-L1 learners of English read graded readers based on their proficiency, identified using a level test. Then they were asked to use various Web 2.0 tools to prepare a post-reading activity for each book they read…
Descriptors: Recreational Reading, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Web 2.0 Technologies
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Jarman, Ruth; Alexander, Joy – School Science Review, 2020
Surprisingly little has been written in school-related science education literature about reading for pleasure. This article reports the findings of a survey exploring free-choice science book reading habits of children and young teens. In the survey, over 300 children aged 8--14 completed a written questionnaire. The results showed that most did…
Descriptors: Recreational Reading, Science Materials, Reading Materials, Children
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Baker, Sheila; Shulsky, Debby – International Journal of Development Education and Global Learning, 2020
What skills are needed to view the world beyond one's immediate reality? A deep perspective consciousness is required to live and solve complex issues within a globalized context. Cultivating the seeds of perspective consciousness roots the growth of an open-minded, humanly connected, problem-solving citizen. Literature is positioned as a powerful…
Descriptors: Consciousness Raising, Citizen Participation, Altruism, Global Approach
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Tangkakarn, Boonyarit; Gampper, Chanika – International Journal of Instruction, 2020
This paper examined the comparative effects of Reading-While-Listening practice (RWL) and a proposed practice of Listening before Reading while Listening (LBRWL), both of which practices were inspired by the principles of extensive listening. Participants were 138 Thai Grade 8th students, from a school in the north of Bangkok, Thailand, divided…
Descriptors: Vocabulary Development, Instructional Effectiveness, Foreign Countries, Grade 8
Kurtz, Holly; Lloyd, Sterling; Harwin, Alex; Chen, Victor; Furuya, Yukiko – Editorial Projects in Education, 2020
In fall of 2019, the EdWeek Research Center set out to gain a clearer sense of nationwide teacher and teacher education perceptions and practices by sending out two surveys about topics related to early reading instruction, especially as it related to phonics. One survey was taken by 674 K-2 and elementary special education teachers who indicated…
Descriptors: Teacher Attitudes, Early Reading, Reading Instruction, Phonics
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Yanagisawa, Akifumi; Webb, Stuart; Uchihara, Takumi – Studies in Second Language Acquisition, 2020
This meta-analysis investigated the overall effects of glossing on L2 vocabulary learning from reading and the influence of potential moderator variables: gloss format (type, language, mode) and text and learner characteristics. A total of 359 effect sizes from 42 studies (N = 3802) meeting the inclusion criteria were meta-analyzed. The results…
Descriptors: Meta Analysis, Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, Reading Comprehension
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Butterfuss, Reese; Kendeou, Panayiota – Journal of Educational Psychology, 2020
The goal of the present set of experiments was to identify the conditions under which readers evoked prepotent-response inhibition to prevent interference from reactivated misconceptions. In Experiment 1, participants with varying inhibition ability read refutation texts that addressed common misconceptions and control texts. Overall, participants…
Descriptors: Misconceptions, Interference (Learning), Inhibition, Reading Processes
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Jin, Tan; Lu, Xiaofei; Ni, Jing – Modern Language Journal, 2020
An extensive body of research has investigated the role of syntactic complexity in gauging the linguistic complexity of reading texts, particularly for the purpose of determining their grade appropriateness. However, little such research has focused on adapted teaching materials for English as a foreign language (EFL) contexts, and to date there…
Descriptors: Syntax, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Reading Materials
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Purcell, Mary Elizabeth – Asia Pacific Journal of Education, 2020
Recent rapid increase in the number of Australians of Asian backgrounds has significantly altered the demographic mosaic in schools. This has major ramifications for Australian classrooms with regards to the transnational exchanges now ubiquitous. In response, this paper proposes a view of cosmopolitanism as "transnational literacy" as…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Cultural Background, Asians, Teaching Methods
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Gnanadass, Edith; Merriweather, Lisa R. – New Directions for Adult and Continuing Education, 2020
In this article, the authors challenge the ongoing dehumanization of people of color by arguing for the use of Black texts as core readings in courses on adult learning rather than as add-ons or "special topics."
Descriptors: Humanization, Racial Bias, African American Literature, Inclusion
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Turner, Kristen Hawley; Hicks, Troy; Zucker, Lauren – Reading Research Quarterly, 2020
Since the emergence of the World Wide Web and e-reading devices in the late 1990s and early 2000s, reading research has focused on issues of website credibility, search and navigation strategies, and the ability to comprehend text on-screen as compared with in print. What has been missing, however, are data about the specific texts that…
Descriptors: Adolescents, Electronic Publishing, Reading Habits, Student Attitudes
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Price-Mohr, Ruth; Price, Colin – Early Childhood Education Journal, 2020
We report a study where we investigated the effect of low or high phonically-decodable texts on young children learning to read. Two parallel series of 12 instructional reading books were used with 36 children in three schools. These books were purposely created so that each parallel book, in sequence, introduced the same number of new words.…
Descriptors: Preschool Children, Decoding (Reading), Reading Materials, Reading Instruction
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