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Liu, Pei-Lin; Chen, Chiu-Jung; Chang, Yu-Ju – Computers & Education, 2010
The purpose of this research was to investigate the effects of a computer-assisted concept mapping learning strategy on EFL college learners' English reading comprehension. The research questions were: (1) what was the influence of the computer-assisted concept mapping learning strategy on different learners' English reading comprehension? (2) did…
Descriptors: Concept Mapping, Reading Comprehension, Reading Strategies, Reading Ability
Guo, Ying; Roehrig, Alysia D. – Reading in a Foreign Language, 2011
We examined the roles of metacognitive awareness of reading strategies, syntactic awareness in English, and English vocabulary knowledge in the English reading comprehension of Chinese-speaking university students (n = 278). Results suggested a two-factor model of a General Reading Knowledge factor (metacognitive awareness employed during the…
Descriptors: Reading Comprehension, Reading, Structural Equation Models, Second Languages
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Ebrahimi, Shirin Shafiei; Zainal, Zaidah – Journal of Education and Practice, 2016
This study examines common strategies that English as a Foreign language (EFL) students employ when reading English poetry. To identify the strategies, a survey was designed for data collection from TESL students. The result shows that students significantly tend to use the strategies that require their creativity to construct new ideas in the…
Descriptors: Poetry, Reading Strategies, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning
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Farkas, Wendy A.; Jang, Bong Gee – Reading & Writing Quarterly, 2019
This 12-week mixed-methods study examined an 8th-grade English language arts curriculum designed to increase participants' (N = 62) reading comprehension and reading motivation. Data consisted of demographic information, pre/post standardized reading comprehension scores, reading motivation survey scores, and participants' periodic semistructured…
Descriptors: Literacy, Adolescents, Reading Difficulties, English Curriculum
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Al-Mekhlafi, Abdo Mohammed – International Journal of Instruction, 2018
Reading, a literacy skill, is of great importance to all educational systems. Even in tertiary education, many EFL learners have trouble in reading academic texts in English, as they are often found to be using ineffective reading strategies. A review of relevant literature provides insights into a range of issues relating to the teaching of…
Descriptors: Metacognition, Reading Strategies, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning
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Tseng, Sheng-Shiang; Yeh, Hui-Chin – Interactive Learning Environments, 2018
Reciprocal teaching (RT) has been used to improve English as Foreign Language (EFL) students' reading comprehension in face-to-face instruction. However, little was known about how they use the RT to comprehend English texts in an online environment. This study explored how the implementation of RT strategies with the use of an annotation tool to…
Descriptors: Reading Comprehension, Low Achievement, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning
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Butvilofsky, Sandra A.; Sparrow, Wendy; Roberson, Nathan D.; Hopewell, Susan – Literacy Research and Instruction, 2017
This quasi-experimental study tested the efficacy of a research based biliterate reading strategy, Lotta Lara, that is part of a larger paired literacy instructional program. Its purpose was to investigate whether the biliterate reading strategy, which focuses on reading fluency, comprehension, and oracy through whole group instruction, impacted…
Descriptors: Quasiexperimental Design, Reading Instruction, Reading Strategies, Literacy Education
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Brevik, Lisbeth M. – Reading and Writing: An Interdisciplinary Journal, 2019
Research suggests that developing deep understanding of text requires sustained emphasis on reading comprehension instruction and scaffolded strategy practices. However, although research has shown explicit teaching of reading comprehension strategies to be effective, we know little about whether strategy instruction and use are part of…
Descriptors: Reading Strategies, Reading Instruction, Reading Comprehension, Naturalistic Observation
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Madikiza, Nophawu; Cekiso, Madoda P.; Tshotsho, Baba P.; Landa, Nhlanhla – Reading & Writing: Journal of the Reading Association of South Africa, 2018
Despite the fact that comprehension plays an important role in the reading process, the literature in a South African context reveals that learners continue to struggle with it and teachers continue to neglect it in their teaching. The literature has further shown that teachers' neglect of comprehension in their reading lessons could be attributed…
Descriptors: Reading Comprehension, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Reading Instruction
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Ruiz de Zarobe, Yolanda; Zenotz, Victoria – International Journal of Bilingual Education and Bilingualism, 2018
This article reports on an intervention study of reading comprehension among young learners of English as a third language (L3) in a multilingual (Spanish-Basque-English) context in the Basque Country. The study involves a pre-test post-test design, with an intervention of 7 weeks using two intact groups of participants that served as experimental…
Descriptors: Learning Strategies, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction
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Tsai, Yea-Ru; Lee, Chun-Yen – TEFLIN Journal: A publication on the teaching and learning of English, 2018
The present study was an elaboration on factors influencing foreign language (FL) reading anxiety in EFL learners (n = 202) in Taiwan. Data were collected from three measures, a background information questionnaire, the Foreign Language Reading Anxiety Scale (FLRAS) and a semi-structured interview. The results showed that FL reading anxiety was…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Reading
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Brun-Mercer, Nicole – English Teaching Forum, 2019
Literacy today requires not only the comprehension of traditional print texts, but also proficiency in twenty-first century technology (International Reading Association 2009). While reading online has become commonplace and in many instances mandatory, readers are not necessarily engaging with digital texts effectively or efficiently. Instructors…
Descriptors: Reading Strategies, Reading Comprehension, Reading Processes, Reading Rate
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Shang, Hui-Fang – Journal of Computing in Higher Education, 2018
The ability to read English efficiently and effectively is important for medical students because they have to read a lot of medical texts published in English. This is challenging especially for non-native speakers. This study measures Taiwanese medical students' self-perceived use of metacognitive strategies while reading printed texts and…
Descriptors: English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, Medical Students
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Kung, Fan-Wei – Innovation in Language Learning and Teaching, 2019
The past decade has witnessed a plethora of research in teaching second language reading, and how to teach with efficiency has gradually gained ground in the field of Second Language Acquisition. Even though empirical studies have revealed that there is a positive correlation between students' learning motivation and learning outcome for effective…
Descriptors: English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, Reading Strategies
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Karimi, Somayeh; Dastgoshadeh, Adel – Cogent Education, 2018
This study aimed at investigating the effect of strategy-based instruction on undergraduate students' reading performance and reading autonomy in an English for Academic Purposes (EAP) context. Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) reading comprehension tests and learner autonomy questionnaire in EAP reading were utilized to collect data.…
Descriptors: English for Academic Purposes, Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, Reading Achievement
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