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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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AlRamadhan, Mohammad Hassan – International Journal of Instruction, 2020
In the field of second language acquisition (SLA), a large base of research has shown the great influence of L2 reading on L2 vocabulary acquisition. Nevertheless, researchers have also found that acquiring new vocabulary happens rather gradually and in small amounts. Without altering the incidental nature of vocabulary acquisition through…
Descriptors: Native Language, Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, Comparative Analysis
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Toliver, S. R. – Journal of Adolescent & Adult Literacy, 2020
The genre of science fiction has often been hostile to readers who are not white, middle class, heterosexual men. Though the genre has historically ignored Dark Others; however, they are never completely omitted from the story, as they are often characterized as the creature, the alien, or the monster. In this way, the futuristic windows and…
Descriptors: Science Fiction, African Americans, Females, Diversity
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Schmidt, Catarina; Skoog, Marianne – Pedagogies: An International Journal, 2020
This paper focuses on teachers' and students' use of textual resources offline and online in two Grade 6 classrooms. Using analysis of video recordings, the paper presents the ways in which the textual resources are used, and what critical approaches emerge within the teachers' and students' repertoires of teaching and learning. We then…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Grade 6, Teaching Methods, Educational Technology
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Gabaldón, Barbara – Knowledge Quest, 2020
Many of the descriptions of public libraries as sanctuaries provide myriad examples of ways in which they serve the underserved: language circles, English language learning and citizenship classes, and access to technology for the homeless, to name a few. In the school library, if librarians are providing sanctuary only to those who feel…
Descriptors: School Libraries, Librarians, Library Role, Library Services
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Mikami, Yuka – Reading in a Foreign Language, 2020
This study applied a qualitative approach and investigated the processes of motivational change through goal setting in extensive reading (ER). The one-year ER program integrating goal setting was introduced in a Japanese university. Interviews were conducted with four selected participants from among 23 students. The results revealed different…
Descriptors: Goal Orientation, Reading Motivation, Self Efficacy, Reading Programs
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Ismaila, Suleiman – International Journal of Curriculum and Instruction, 2020
The study investigated the availability of reformation programmes for prisoners in North-West Nigeria. Descriptive survey was adopted as the design for the study. The population comprised the entire prison inmates, prison officials, lawyers and human rights activists (stakeholders) in the North West Nigeria (Jigawa, Kaduna, Kano, Katsina, Kebbi,…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Institutionalized Persons, Correctional Rehabilitation, Stakeholders
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Bayraktar, Hatice Vatansever; Firat, Buket Acikses – Higher Education Studies, 2020
The purpose of this study is to examine the level of primary school students' attitudes towards reading and whether they differ according to various variables. Descriptive scanning model was used in the research. The universe of the research consists of primary school students studying in the 2nd, 3rd and 4th grades in Istanbul. The sample of the…
Descriptors: Gender Differences, Elementary School Students, Student Attitudes, Reading Attitudes
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Hsu, Wenhua – TEFLIN Journal: A publication on the teaching and learning of English, 2020
Schmitt and Schmitt (2014) labeled the first 4000 to 9000 word families as mid-frequency words and stressed their importance based on Nation's (2006) estimate that for adequate comprehension of a variety of authentic texts, knowledge of the first 9000 word families is necessary. Subsequent to this vocabulary goal is to determine what can be read…
Descriptors: Video Technology, Conferences (Gatherings), Transcripts (Written Records), Reading Materials
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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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Beynen, Tina – TESL Canada Journal, 2020
One of the challenges that students face during the transition from high school to university is mastering discipline-specific academic expectations and norms. From a language perspective, they may encounter new academic and disciplinary vocabulary, some of which will be metaphoric in nature. However, some students whose first language is not…
Descriptors: Figurative Language, Reading Comprehension, Reading Materials, Textbook Content
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Çakir, Ismail; Özer, Mustafa – Education and Information Technologies, 2020
Online corpus referencing through web applications such as fraze.it can help non-native language teachers train tertiary level learners of academic writing by providing them with native or near-native perspectives which come within concordance lines derived from authentic sources. The present study features a semi-experimental design in order to…
Descriptors: Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, Comparative Analysis, Computational Linguistics
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Alahmadi, Alaa; Foltz, Anouschka – Journal of Psycholinguistic Research, 2020
This study explores how vocabulary learning strategy usage and skills in the four language domains relate to participants' increase in vocabulary size and to the learning of specific vocabulary items over a certain period of time. Sixty-one advanced L1 Arabic L2 learners of English read target words in semi-authentic reading materials and were…
Descriptors: Translation, Inferences, Semitic Languages, Native Language
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Abu Rabia, Salim; Hijjazi, Ekhlas – Journal of Psycholinguistic Research, 2020
The present study explored the influence of short vowelization in Arabic orthography on reading comprehension of different texts, different genres and on different levels, among students of different ages. It explored the influence of short vowelization in Arabic orthography on reading comprehension of texts from the Koran, informative texts,…
Descriptors: Vowels, Reading Comprehension, Arabs, Semitic Languages
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Frederiksen, Karen-Margrete, Ed.; Larsen, Sanne, Ed.; Bradley, Linda, Ed.; Thouësny, Sylvie, Ed. – Research-publishing.net, 2020
Despite the COVID-19 pandemic, the EUROCALL society succeeded in holding the 28th EUROCALL conference, EUROCALL2020, on 20-21 August as an online, two-day gathering. The transition process required to make this happen was demanding and insightful for everyone involved, and, in many ways, a logical consequence of the core content and purpose of…
Descriptors: Computer Assisted Instruction, Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, Videoconferencing
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