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Meguro, Yoichi – Language Teaching Research, 2019
The present study investigates whether textual enhancement had any effects on grammar learning (tag questions) and reading comprehension, and whether the types of tag question contributed to the benefits of textual enhancement. The study employed a pretest--posttest design with three treatment sessions. The target forms were English tag questions,…
Descriptors: Grammar, Reading Comprehension, Reading Tests, Multiple Choice Tests
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Paul, Johanna; Stadtler, Marc; Bromme, Rainer – Discourse Processes: A Multidisciplinary Journal, 2019
Due to the increasing educational use of the Internet, children in elementary school need to critically evaluate source information to judge the trustworthiness of information. Studies with adult readers show that sourcing prompts and mutually exclusive claims in reading materials promote the use of source information. However, little is known…
Descriptors: Reading Materials, Elementary School Students, Grade 4, Foreign Countries
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Hanson, Trudy L.; Drumheller, Kristina; Gerlich, Nicholas – Research in Higher Education Journal, 2019
The authors conducted a case study of a first year Communication discipline specific seminar class to determine how the use of a common reader for the course affected students' self-efficacy. Using focus groups and an end of semester storytelling assignment, the authors collected data that revealed three themes: choice for participation, identity…
Descriptors: College Freshmen, First Year Seminars, Self Efficacy, Reading Materials
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Mason, Lucia; Zaccoletti, Sonia; Carretti, Barbara; Scrimin, Sara; Diakidoy, Irene-Anna N. – International Journal of Science and Mathematics Education, 2019
Text is the primary tool to learn disciplinary knowledge in school. Text-based learning is shaped by a complex interplay between the text and reader characteristics. This study examined the role of text structure and inhibition in conceptual learning about energy. Inhibition implies the ability to block dominant but inappropriate responses…
Descriptors: Inhibition, Energy, Scientific Concepts, Concept Formation
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Jian, Yu-Cin – International Journal of Science and Mathematics Education, 2019
Science texts often use visual representations (e.g. diagrams, graphs, photographs) to help readers learn science knowledge. Reading an illustrated text for learning is one type of multimedia learning. Empirical research has increasingly confirmed the signaling principle's effectiveness in multimedia learning. Highlighting correspondences between…
Descriptors: Reading Instruction, Eye Movements, Multimedia Instruction, Outcomes of Education
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Muzammil, Sa'dulloh – Dinamika Ilmu, 2019
This descriptive qualitative research aims to describe the selection and usage of English for Islamic studies material based on Islamic character values. It was conducted at English for Islamic studies class followed by the students of "Akhwal As Syakhsiyyah" Department, IAIN Pontianak. The results showed that the lecturer chose internet…
Descriptors: Islam, Religious Education, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning
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Lewkowich, David – International Journal of Education & the Arts, 2019
This paper explores how English teachers are currently using comics in their classrooms, and how they describe the problems and benefits of working with this curious textual form. As an educational researcher, I am interested in how the experimental ethos of comics can influence classroom practice in a similarly experimental fashion, and it was…
Descriptors: Cartoons, English Instruction, Teaching Methods, High School Teachers
Goodman, Christie L., Ed. – Intercultural Development Research Association, 2019
The "IDRA Newsletter" serves as a vehicle for communication with educators, school board members, decision-makers, parents, and the general public concerning the educational needs of all children across the United States. The focus of this issue is "Early Learning." Contents include: (1) Current Proposals for Texas' Investment…
Descriptors: Early Childhood Education, English Language Learners, Student Needs, Student Characteristics
Young, Tiffany T. – ProQuest LLC, 2019
Elementary school students are often placed into groups with peers of similar reading ability in a practice called within-class ability grouping for guided reading instruction. Through this practice, students are differentially exposed to reading skills, strategies, and texts that are presumed to match their current level of ability. This…
Descriptors: Reading Instruction, Reading Skills, Elementary School Students, Ability Grouping
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Melekoglu, Macid Ayhan; Erden, H. Gülsen; Çakiroglu, Orhan – Journal of Educational Issues, 2019
In the process of screening and evaluating children with reading difficulties, and planning, monitoring, and evaluating reading improvement interventions for those children, standard reading tests are usually not used in Turkey. The first version of the Oral Reading Skills and Comprehension Test (SOBAT®) was developed by Prof. Dr. H. Gülsen ERDEN,…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Test Construction, Oral Reading, Reading Skills
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Leland, Christine H.; Bangert, Sara E. – Literacy Research: Theory, Method, and Practice, 2019
According to the American Library Association, book censorship is on the rise. While many censored books are adolescent novels, some titles for younger children are challenged as well. Books dealing with difficult social issues have been targets for censors historically, but recent attacks have focused on books portraying members of the lesbian,…
Descriptors: Activism, Art Activities, Preservice Teachers, Censorship
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Hobson, Kristin A.; Coryn, Chris L. S.; Fierro, Leslie A.; Sherwood-Laughlin, Catherine M. – American Journal of Evaluation, 2019
Although research on evaluation instruction has increased in the past decade, little is known about evaluation education in Council on Education for Public Health (CEPH)-accredited schools of public health and master of public health (MPH) programs. In this study, instruction of competencies for program evaluators as enumerated by Stevahn, King,…
Descriptors: Assessment Literacy, Accreditation (Institutions), Public Health, Masters Programs
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Singh, Manjet Kaur Mehar – Journal of International Students, 2019
Focusing on the perspective of lecturers, this qualitative research investigated the academic reading and writing challenges faced by international English-as-a-foreign language master's students at a Malaysian university. Data was collected through semi-structured, in-depth, one-on-one interviews with 16 lecturers who taught international…
Descriptors: Academic Language, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction
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Ahmad, Samah Zakareya – English Language Teaching, 2019
The present study attempted to investigate the effect of multimedia glosses on EFL students' vocabulary acquisition and retention. Forty-five EFL students were divided into two groups: control (n=22) and experimental (n=23). A vocabulary test was administered to both groups in order to ensure that they were equivalent. Then, all participants…
Descriptors: Vocabulary Development, Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, English (Second Language)
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Lütge, Christiane; Merse, Thorsten; Owczarek, Claudia; Stannard, Michelle – Studies in Second Language Learning and Teaching, 2019
Digitalization produces increasingly multimodal and interactive literary forms. A major challenge for foreign language education in adopting such forms lies in deconstructing discursive borders between literary education and digital education (romance of the book vs. euphoric media heavens), thereby crossing over into a perspective in which…
Descriptors: Educational Technology, Technology Uses in Education, Electronic Publishing, Second Language Learning
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