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Gruhn, Sophie; Segers, Eliane; Verhoeven, Ludo – Journal of Computer Assisted Learning, 2020
We investigated pictorial versus contextual support effects over and above teaching of definitions on children's word learning and retention as well as the moderating role of reading comprehension. In a between-subject pre-post-retention test control group design, Dutch fourth graders learned concrete and abstract Dutch words. The context group…
Descriptors: Reading Comprehension, Elementary School Students, Grade 4, Vocabulary Development
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O'Connor, Rollanda E.; Sanchez, Victoria M.; Jones, Brian T.; Suchlit, Luisana; Youkhana, Valencia; Beach, Kristen D.; Widaman, Keith – Grantee Submission, 2020
In this multi-year study, we taught English/Language Arts teachers of students with Learning Disabilities in middle school to incorporate 15 minutes of daily vocabulary activities with students in their intact special education English/Language Arts classes. During Year 1, teachers taught 48 words to their sixth grade students, who learned and…
Descriptors: Vocabulary Development, Middle School Students, English, Language Arts
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Kuhail, Ashraf Ahmed; Aqel, Magdy Saeed – International Journal of Information and Communication Technology Education, 2020
This study aims to investigate the effectiveness of using interactive digital videos on developing sixth graders' English reading skills and vocabulary learning and its retention. To achieve this aim, the researcher adopted the experimental approach and recruited a sample of 82 6th grade EFL male learners. The researcher used 5 instruments to…
Descriptors: Interactive Video, Grade 6, Instructional Effectiveness, Reading Skills
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Kula, Sultan Selen; Budak, Yusuf – Pegem Journal of Education and Instruction, 2020
This study was carried out to test the effects of reciprocal teaching on reading comprehension skills, learning retention and self-efficacy perception of reading comprehension. Research was conducted in 4th grade Turkish lessons of a primary school located in the Central Anatolia region of Turkey with experimental and control groups of 25 randomly…
Descriptors: Reciprocal Teaching, Reading Comprehension, Retention (Psychology), Self Efficacy
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Furtado, Pedro Gabriel Fonteles; Hirashima, Tsukasa; Hayashi, Yusuke – IEEE Transactions on Learning Technologies, 2019
Computer-assisted concept map building from provided pieces by using Kit-build is an activity which can promote comprehension and retention. However, users are burdened with searching for pieces and organizing the layout, which are believed to increase the overall cognitive load of the activity. In this paper, we describe the Airmap interface,…
Descriptors: Cognitive Processes, Difficulty Level, Concept Mapping, Reading Comprehension
Orozco, Guadalupe – ProQuest LLC, 2019
Students with Learning Disabilities (LDs) have less extensive vocabularies than their typically developing peers (Simmons & Kameenui, 1990). This is a critical problem, as the importance of vocabulary knowledge in relation to reading comprehension is widely documented in the literature (Pearson & Gallagher, 1983; Stahl, 1983) and has been…
Descriptors: Vocabulary Development, Middle School Students, Grade 7, Students with Disabilities
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Wanzek, Jeanne; Petscher, Yaacov; Al Otaiba, Stephanie; Donegan, Rachel E. – Reading & Writing Quarterly, 2019
This study examined and quantified the maintenance of reading comprehension effects from a 4th-grade intervention for students with reading difficulties across the summer into the fall of 5th grade. We randomly assigned 4th-grade students with reading comprehension difficulties to a multicomponent reading intervention (Passport) or to typical…
Descriptors: Retention (Psychology), Outcomes of Education, Elementary School Students, Grade 4
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Uribe, Samantha N. – Reading & Writing Quarterly, 2019
This mixed-methods study investigated elementary teachers' perceptions of curriculum-based readers theatre (CBRT) as a relevant approach for teaching English language learners (ELLs). I collected quantitative survey data from teachers who worked at the school with the largest population of ELLs in a large Florida school district. The survey…
Descriptors: English Language Learners, Elementary School Teachers, Teacher Attitudes, Teaching Methods
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Zhang, Hanmu; Zhang, Hanmu – Journal of Education and Learning, 2019
Since understanding reading assignments is important to succeeding in school, improving the way that text is arranged in books would be an efficient way to help students better understand the material and perform well on tests. In this study, we asked students to read two original and two rearranged historical passages, in which rephrased…
Descriptors: Test Items, Textbook Preparation, Retention (Psychology), Recall (Psychology)
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Sheridan, Robert; Tanaka, Kathryn M.; Hogg, Nicholas – TESL-EJ, 2019
Analysis of the different methods of teaching English has become increasingly important as the subject of global Englishes receives greater attention. In Asia, more educators have been using textbooks that are culturally specific in their design; however, a limited number of studies have been conducted that demonstrate their practical efficacy.…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction
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Wanzek, Jeanne; Petscher, Yaacov; Al Otaiba, Stephanie; Donegan, Rachel E. – Grantee Submission, 2019
This study examined and quantified the maintenance of reading comprehension effects from a fourth grade intervention for students with reading difficulties across the summer into the fall of fifth grade. Fourth grade students with reading comprehension difficulties were randomly assigned to a multi-component reading intervention (Passport) or to…
Descriptors: Outcomes of Education, Elementary School Students, Grade 4, Grade 5
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Knight, Jennifer A.; Justesen, Hilary A. – Reading Teacher, 2018
Comprehension is the overall goal of reading. One approach to help students increase their comprehension is to discuss a text in small-group settings. Yet, many students struggle to fully engage in meaningful discussions within these groups. Students' ability to retain and share what they read is one reason for this lack of discussion. Teaching…
Descriptors: Elementary School Students, Reading Instruction, Reading Comprehension, Group Discussion
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Chang, Anna C-S; Hu, Hsueh-chao Marcella – TESL-EJ, 2018
This study investigates 62 EFL young adults' vocabulary learning rates immediately after reading ten graded readers, and their vocabulary decay rates after a three-month period. The participants were divided into two relative levels: higher (n = 31) and lower (n = 31). One hundred target words were semi-randomly selected from the reading texts and…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, High School Students, Second Language Learning, English (Second Language)
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Yang, Huiyu – Frontiers of Education in China, 2018
The purpose of this quasi-experimental study is to examine whether attention cueing benefits learners of ancient Egyptian culture using mobile-assisted instrumentation. A self-regulatory, mobile phone based set of visualizations depicting ancient Egyptian culture served as the primary instrument. A total of 50 learners of English as a foreign…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Attention, Cues, Second Language Learning
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Wang, Xiao-lei; Plotka, Raquel – Early Years: An International Journal of Research and Development, 2018
Idiom comprehension and production reflect a child's language competence. Research suggests that there is a positive relationship between children's reading comprehension skills and their idiom understanding. This study examines whether adult verbal scaffolding, in conjunction with the deliberate use of iconic gestures, can facilitate young…
Descriptors: Chinese, Bilingualism, Experimental Groups, English (Second Language)
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