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Kucirkova, Natalia; Flewitt, Rosie – Early Child Development and Care, 2020
This paper reports on UK primary school teachers' and children's app developers' views about the potential of using personalized digital resources to promote young children's reading and play with 'smart toys'. Many existing digital resources are 'personalised', that is, the content of a story or game is tailored to an individual child, and the…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Elementary School Students, Computer Oriented Programs, Educational Technology
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Tortorelli, Laura S. – Reading and Writing: An Interdisciplinary Journal, 2020
Text complexity in elementary classrooms is typically measured by traditional readability tools, which rely on surface-level measures of word and sentence complexity. Theoretical and empirical work on text complexity, however, indicates that additional measures of semantics, syntax, and discourse structure may be equally important for…
Descriptors: Reading Rate, Elementary School Students, Readability, Semantics
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Candler, Catherine; Grajo, Lenin C. – Journal of Occupational Therapy, Schools & Early Intervention, 2020
An occupational perspective on reading requires an understanding of how individuals engage in terms of reading media selected, level of motivation, amount of time spent in reading, and where and who reading occurs with. These factors are assessed by the "Inventory of Reading Occupations-Pediatric" (IRO-Pedi), a tool created to measure…
Descriptors: Elementary School Students, Reading Materials, Reading Motivation, Reading Habits
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García, Ofelia – Reading Teacher, 2020
The traditional monolingual and monoglossic perspective of literacy and biliteracy is compared with the perspective offered by translanguaging. The author explores how the monolingual and monoglossic view of literacy has been responsible for the failure of many Latinx bilingual students. A translanguaging perspective turns its attention toward the…
Descriptors: Code Switching (Language), Literacy, Bilingual Education, Hispanic American Students
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Zimmermann, Leah M.; Reed, Deborah K. – TEACHING Exceptional Children, 2020
The ability to comprehend informational texts is critical to students' academic success in a range of content areas. However, informational texts pose challenges to the reading comprehension of adolescents with or at risk for learning disabilities (LD). One such challenge is the use of multiple text structures in a single text. Text structure…
Descriptors: Content Area Reading, Reading Comprehension, At Risk Students, Adolescents
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Johnson, Robin; Edwards, Ronisha; Rivers, Angela; Patil, Crystal; Walsh, Susan – Health Education Journal, 2020
Objective: A multidisciplinary team from a US midwestern urban medical centre developed written patient education materials for a group education programme designed to prepare adolescents and emerging adults with sickle cell disease for transition to adult care. We evaluated the literacy levels of these materials and demonstrate how to revise the…
Descriptors: Patient Education, Urban Areas, Hospitals, Diseases
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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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Peltier, Tiffany K.; Heddy, Benjamin C.; Peltier, Corey – Annals of Dyslexia, 2020
Recently, many states passed laws requiring pre- and in-service teachers to receive professional development in dyslexia awareness. Even though misconceptions regarding dyslexia are widespread, there is a paucity of research on how to effectively remove misconceptions and replace them with accurate knowledge. The purpose of this study was to…
Descriptors: Dyslexia, Preservice Teachers, Misconceptions, Concept Formation
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Baba, Jamiah; Affendi, Faiza Rostam – Asian Journal of University Education, 2020
Ability to read is crucial as reading affects intellectual and emotional growth of an individual. Those who read well have more chances in widening their mental horizons and better opportunities of success. Hence, this paper is an attempt to understand the reading habits and attitudes of the students in the Faculty of Education in Universiti…
Descriptors: Reading Habits, Reading Attitudes, Preservice Teachers, Foreign Countries
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Justice, Laura M.; Chen, Jing; Jiang, Hui; Tambyraja, Sherine; Logan, Jessica – Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders, 2020
This study examined implementation of an evidence-based home reading program by caregivers of children with language impairment. Caregivers received materials and supports to read with their children for 15 weeks, four times weekly; in total, 128 caregivers were enrolled. Survival analysis showed that 55% of caregivers completed the program, and…
Descriptors: Intervention, Literacy Education, Evidence Based Practice, Language Impairments
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Hu, Jingjing; Gao, Xuesong – International Journal of Bilingual Education and Bilingualism, 2020
This study draws on the activity theory to explore how bilingual first-year secondary school students appropriate resources strategically in response to linguistic challenges in learning science through English in Hong Kong. The study explored 12 bilingual students' self-regulated strategy use by conducting in-depth interviews, stimulated recalls,…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Second Language Learning, English (Second Language), Bilingual Education
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Hairon, Salleh; Loh, Soon How; Lim, Soh Peng; Govindani, Simmi Naresh; Tan, Jessie Kwee Tin; Tay, Edna Chee Joo – Educational Research for Policy and Practice, 2020
The mentoring of beginning to teachers to work effectively is intuitively important. Yet, there is a lack of research on the effectiveness or impact of structured mentoring, as well as the principles that support effective mentoring. This paper reports on an empirical research using a mixed-method approach to first, quantitatively by means of a…
Descriptors: Mentors, Beginning Teachers, Beginning Teacher Induction, Teacher Attitudes
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Schucan Bird, K.; Pitman, Lesley – Higher Education: The International Journal of Higher Education Research, 2020
There is a growing impetus, from university students and administrations, to decolonise the curriculum and develop diverse reading lists. Yet, there is limited theoretical or empirical analysis of the authorship of current reading lists to justify this imperative. The present study developed and applied a method for auditing the authorship on…
Descriptors: Reading Lists, Cultural Pluralism, Authors, Science Education
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Carretti, Barbara; Toffalini, Enrico; Saponaro, Cosmiana; Viola, Francesco; Cornoldi, Cesare – British Journal of Educational Psychology, 2020
Background: Reading can be assessed using different materials, including non-words and texts. Unlike reading words or non-words, reading a text may be supported by reading comprehension, and the extent of this support could change with the amount of schooling. Aim: The present study aimed to examine how reading decoding in a shallow orthography…
Descriptors: Reading Rate, Reading Comprehension, Decoding (Reading), Italian
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Barashid, Majed – International Education Studies, 2020
This study aimed at analyzing the cognitive levels of the wh-questions following the reading texts in the Students' Book of Flying High for Saudi Arabia One. A Checklist based on the revised cognitive domain of Bloom's Taxonomy was the instrument used to categorize the cognitive levels of these questions and to determine to what extent they are…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Questioning Techniques, Thinking Skills, Taxonomy
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