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Ng, Clarence – Journal of Research in Reading, 2018
Students from economically disadvantaged backgrounds in Australia have persistently performed at relatively low levels in national and international tests of reading literacy. Research attention is required to look for new models to promote reading and reading engagement for disadvantaged students. The current study discussed a case study derived…
Descriptors: Reading Research, Disadvantaged, Case Studies, Foreign Countries
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Saletta, Meredith; Kaldenberg, Erica; Rivera, Kiara; Wood, Audrey – Education and Training in Autism and Developmental Disabilities, 2019
As individuals with intellectual or developmental disabilities (IDD) mature, it is important to train them not only in functional/vocational skills, but also to continue to develop their literacy skills. There is little conclusive information regarding what facilitates reading comprehension in this population. Some previous research indicates that…
Descriptors: Illustrations, Intellectual Disability, Developmental Disabilities, Reading Skills
Jacobs, George M. – Online Submission, 2016
How can teachers motivate students to read extensively in a second language? One strategy is for teachers to read aloud to students to promote the joys of reading generally, to build students' language skills and to introduce students to specific authors, book series, genres, websites, etc. This article begins by discussing why teachers might want…
Descriptors: Motivation Techniques, Teaching Methods, Reading Instruction, Second Language Instruction
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Hernández Urrego, Sandra Cecilia – HOW, 2019
This study describes the influence of a Virtual Learning Object [VLO] in the promotion of reading strategies in a class of English for Specific Purposes for the majors of Social Communication and Journalism at a private institution of higher education in Bogota, Colombia. Students' failure to meet the school standards led to the design and…
Descriptors: Reading Strategies, English for Special Purposes, Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction
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Martínez, Rebecca S.; Harris, Bryn; McClain, Maryellen Brunson – Journal of Educational & Psychological Consultation, 2014
Schools are becoming increasingly diversified; however, training and professional development related to working with English language learners (ELs), especially in the area of English reading, is limited. In this article, we identify three "Big Ideas" of effective and collaborative practices that promote English reading achievement for…
Descriptors: Reading, English Language Learners, Reading Achievement, Second Language Learning
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Tijms, Jurgen; Stoop, Mirthe A.; Polleck, Jody N. – Journal of Research in Reading, 2018
Reading skills and social-emotional competencies are two important skills for both academic achievement and long-term quality of life. The present study evaluated the effects of a school-based intervention to promote reading skills and social-emotional competencies in young adolescents from urban, low socioeconomic status (SES) communities in…
Descriptors: Bibliotherapy, Books, Clubs, Intervention
Jackson-Brown, Grace M. – Knowledge Quest, 2017
This article shares the story of the author's involvement in a national literacy initiative known as the African American Read-In (AARI) in Springfield, Missouri. The article highlights successes that public school librarians and university librarians are experiencing as they work together to promote diversity and reading through a community-wide…
Descriptors: Public Schools, School Libraries, College Libraries, Librarians
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Ayers, Samuel J. – English in Texas, 2019
There is value in being a lifelong reader and writer; yet, preservice teachers frequently do not exhibit these attributes. As an educator of future teachers, the author of this article reflects on practice. One goal in working with these education students is to develop their competencies in the use of literary strategies, with a secondary goal of…
Descriptors: Preservice Teacher Education, Preservice Teachers, Reading Skills, Reading Motivation
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Park, Seung Won – TechTrends: Linking Research and Practice to Improve Learning, 2013
General education classes involve extensive course readings. College instructors have a limited time to cover every detail of the materials students are supposed to learn in class; thus, they expect students to learn through course readings. However, many college students demonstrate a low level of engagement in course reading tasks. Existing…
Descriptors: Web Sites, Electronic Publishing, College Instruction, College Students
Dix, Suzanne Liacos – Library Media Connection, 2010
As advocates for reading, librarians cannot help but love a reading program. In this article, the author talks about the Battle of the Books, a reading enrichment program that had been in place since 1996. Battle of the Books promotes reading among middle school students by offering interesting books and a trivia-type competition. The author…
Descriptors: Reading Materials, Enrichment Activities, Reading Programs, School Libraries
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Ciullo, Stephen; Dimino, Joseph A. – Learning Disabilities Research & Practice, 2017
Several components of specialized instruction have historically influenced text-based interventions for students with learning disabilities (LD). This article addresses the unique role of scaffolded instruction, focusing on supporting students with LD to help them to develop strategies that promote reading for understanding and writing in social…
Descriptors: Social Studies, Scaffolding (Teaching Technique), Learning Disabilities, Intervention
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Waugh, Kayla – BU Journal of Graduate Studies in Education, 2018
Reading comprehension is a fundamental skill that all individuals should have. A foundation of reading set in children's early years is integral to proper growth and development. Parents or guardians should spend quality time reading to their children at home prior to children attending school. Teachers should construct language arts programs,…
Descriptors: Reading Comprehension, Independent Reading, Parent Participation, Parents as Teachers
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Ness, Molly – Reading Teacher, 2016
When literacy instruction is driven by student-generated questions, students are able to dive deeper into text. This article explores the cognitive and motivational benefits of question generation to foster reading comprehension. The author presents classroom vignettes where students become inquisitive readers by posing their own questions. As…
Descriptors: Reading Instruction, Inquiry, Literacy, Questioning Techniques
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He, Mu – Reading Matrix: An International Online Journal, 2014
Research has shown a wide range of learning benefits accruing from extensive reading. Not only is there improvement in reading, but also in a wide range of language uses and areas of language knowledge. However, few research studies have examined reading speed. The existing literature on reading speed focused on students' reading speed without…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Reading Rate, High School Students, Public Schools
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Toste, Jessica R.; Williams, Kelly J.; Capin, Philip – Intervention in School and Clinic, 2017
Poorly developed word recognition skills are the most pervasive and debilitating source of reading challenges for students with learning disabilities (LD). With a notable decrease in word reading instruction in the upper elementary grades, struggling readers receive fewer instructional opportunities to develop proficient word reading skills, yet…
Descriptors: Reading Fluency, Word Study Skills, Syllables, Teaching Methods
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