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Batur, Zekerya – Reading Improvement, 2018
The aim of this study is to investigate the perception levels of the messages of didactic fiction texts in fictive context and the student's perception levels of these messages. 80 students attending the grades of 4th, 5th, 6th and 7th--20 from each grade--are randomly selected as participants. Under the supervision of specialists, six fictive…
Descriptors: Fiction, Text Structure, Student Attitudes, Student Evaluation
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Turkyilmaz, Mustafa – Reading Improvement, 2018
The main purpose of this study is to define the effect of the juvenile fiction on secondary school students' reading skills. In the study; 6th grade students', reading juvenile fiction, attitudes to reading, reading speed, comprehension ability of what is read are examined. The group of students reading juvenile fiction is compared to the ones not…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Experimental Groups, Control Groups, Fiction
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Howard, Rachael M. – Reading Improvement, 2017
This research investigated reading support and book preferences of fourth grade English language learners (ELLs) who were struggling readers. This qualitative research focused on three case studies. Interviews were conducted to explore ELLs' perceptions on reading motivation, reading programs, and types of support they received. Descriptions of…
Descriptors: Student Attitudes, Reading Attitudes, English Language Learners, Reading Difficulties
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Wilson, D. Reece – Reading Improvement, 2017
Programs that promote family literacy, as defined by Hannon (2003), are "programs to teach literacy that acknowledge and make use of learners' family relationships and engagement in family literacy practices." Why are such programs important for young learners? According to Livingston and Wirt (2003), children who have homes with books,…
Descriptors: Family School Relationship, Family Literacy, Family Programs, Disadvantaged Schools
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Burt, Jo Linn; Ortlieb, Evan T.; Cheek, Earl H., Jr. – Reading Improvement, 2013
Despite efforts from the No Child Left Behind Act (2000) aimed at better educating minority children, the African American-Caucasian test score gap persists. The population of public school students is increasingly diverse; yet, 90% of public school teachers are Caucasian females (Graybill, 1997). Within this ethnographic dichotomy, what effect…
Descriptors: Reading Skills, Grade 4, Diversity (Faculty), Minority Group Students
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Turkyilmaz, Mustafa – Reading Improvement, 2013
The main purpose of this study is to define the effect of the juvenile fiction on secondary school students' reading skills. In the study; 6th grade students', reading juvenile fiction, attitudes to reading, reading speed, comprehension ability of what's read are examined. The group of students reading juvenile fiction is compared to the ones not…
Descriptors: Fiction, Adolescent Literature, Junior High School Students, Reading Skills
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Batur, Zekerya – Reading Improvement, 2013
The aim of this study is to investigate the perception levels of the messages of didactic fiction texts in fictive context and the student's perception levels of these messages. 80 students attending the grades of 4th, 5th, 6th and 7th 20 from each grade, are randomly selected as participants. Under the supervision of specialists, six fictive…
Descriptors: Fiction, Text Structure, Student Attitudes, Student Evaluation
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Holm, Daniel – Reading Improvement, 2012
Adults and children around the world are actively engaged in making the environment a better place. Their efforts include recycling, adopting whales and acres of the rain forest, as well as, cleaning up after oil spills and revitalizing eco-systems. This caring for the environment is what is defined in this article as "environmental empathy in…
Descriptors: Childrens Literature, Caring, Empathy, Environmental Education
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McTague, Becky; Abrams, Barbara – Reading Improvement, 2011
A summer reading program for disadvantaged, urban elementary school students provided scaffolded access to books by constructing a book-rich environment, as well as giving supportive strategy instruction for choosing and using reading materials. The program culminated in a book-buying experience in which students chose books for home libraries.…
Descriptors: Elementary School Students, Reading Materials, Summer Programs, Student Attitudes
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Wilawan, Sujunya – Reading Improvement, 2011
This study investigated the effects of an instructional procedure which incorporated lexical cohesion and macrorules to promote main idea comprehension of Thai EFL students. One hundred and six undergraduate students taking a reading module were randomly assigned to one of three teaching conditions: the combined use of lexical cohesion and…
Descriptors: Control Groups, Undergraduate Students, Rhetoric, Student Attitudes
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Smith, Ann Marie – Reading Improvement, 2010
This case study explores seventh grade students' experiences with writing and performing poetry. Teacher and student interviews along with class observations provide insight into how the teacher and students viewed spoken word poetry and identity. The researcher recommends practices for the teaching of critical literacy using spoken word and…
Descriptors: Grade 7, Poetry, Case Studies, Writing (Composition)
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Boon, Richard T.; Fore, Cecil, III; Rasheed, Saleem – Reading Improvement, 2007
The purpose of this study was to examine students' attitudes and perceptions toward the use of technology-based instruction (i.e., Inspiration 6.0 software) and a guided notes format as an instructional strategy in inclusive world history classrooms. Students' completed a six item 3 choice student satisfaction survey (agree, undecided, disagree)…
Descriptors: Student Attitudes, Disabilities, Computer Software, World History
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Petress, Ken – Reading Improvement, 2006
In more than 30 years of university teaching; hundreds of elementary, middle, and high school visits; and numerous personal interactions with community young people, the author has repeatedly noticed that few students read newspapers or news magazines. In short, most students seem ignorant of and uncaring about current affairs. This is an alarming…
Descriptors: Student Attitudes, Printed Materials, Citizenship, Current Events
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Massengill, Donita; Sundberg, Mary Lou – Reading Improvement, 2006
The purpose of this article is to present an integrated alphabetic approach that "simultaneously" teaches letter sounds and formations. We share with you the research that supports this integrated approach and present the procedures to implement this approach. Further, we document the effect of using this new integrated alphabet approach on the…
Descriptors: Orthographic Symbols, Grade 1, Summer Schools, Alphabets
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Roberts, Michael S.; Wilson, Janell D. – Reading Improvement, 2006
This article is a review of the literature related to the reading attitudes and the instructional methods of teaching reading. The article provides a synthesis of previous studies on the reading attitudes of elementary school students in the United States and also addresses a brief review of literature on historic and traditional methods of…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Elementary School Students, Reading Skills, Reading Attitudes
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