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Buyukkarci, Kagan; Sahinkarakas, Sehnaz – Reading Matrix: An International Online Journal, 2021
Research in the area of Language Testing and Assessment proves that formative assessment (FA) leads to active involvement of students in assessment practices, and it is a valuable approach in promoting learning. The aim of this study was to gain information about the relationship between hands-on formative assessment practices and students'…
Descriptors: Formative Evaluation, Test Format, Preferences, College Freshmen
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Okyar, Hatice – Reading Matrix: An International Online Journal, 2021
The main objective of the present study is to determine the type and frequency of reading strategies (RSs) used by Turkish EFL students. Besides, this study aims to find out a) whether there is a gender difference in terms of RS use, b) whether there is a relationship between self-reported RS use and reading self-efficacy. A total of 211…
Descriptors: Reading Strategies, Self Efficacy, Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction
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Li, Yanjie; Brantmeier, Cindy – Reading Matrix: An International Online Journal, 2021
The present study explored the association between working memory capacity (WMC) and second language reading performance as measured with three types of comprehension tasks: free written recall, sentence completion, and multiple-choice. It also examined the contribution of WMC to the frequency and variety of strategy use, as well as the…
Descriptors: Undergraduate Students, Medical Students, Short Term Memory, Correlation
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Kuzu, Esat; Özkan, Yonca; Bada, Erdogan – Reading Matrix: An International Online Journal, 2021
English preparatory programs play a critical role in preparing students for their departments that offer English medium instruction. Therefore, investigating such programs has gained great significance as such an investigation provides us with critical information about how well the programs are functioning to achieve the desired outcomes. This…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, English (Second Language), Second Language Instruction, Program Effectiveness
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Kasimi, Yusuf; Hangisi, Emirhan – Reading Matrix: An International Online Journal, 2021
The purpose of this study is to investigate the factors that impact upon foreign EFL teachers' motivation levels in a Turkish context. The participants were four foreign EFL teachers working at primary and secondary schools for more than two years in Turkey. This qualitative study used multiple data collection tools (e.g., profile information…
Descriptors: Private Schools, Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, English (Second Language)
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Causarano, Antonio – Reading Matrix: An International Online Journal, 2021
This paper explores the importance of students responding to children's books for diversity and disabilities. The main claim of the paper is that we need to explore new ways of engaging children to respond to diversity beyond the traditional model of Reader's Response Theory. Even though Reader's Response Theory is a very important framework to…
Descriptors: Childrens Literature, Disabilities, Reader Response, Criticism
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Aydin, Fetanet; Karakas, Ali – Reading Matrix: An International Online Journal, 2021
English has undergone several transformations recently. One of them is the use of English as a lingua franca (ELF) among its linguistically diverse speakers. Many studies have been conducted on ELF in different settings, including Turkey. However, most studies were concerned with preservice language teachers. Thus, this study explored 40 EFL…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Language Role, English (Second Language), Second Language Instruction
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Eckstein, Grant; Miner, Sarah; Watkins, Katie; James, Judy; Sims, Mornie; Baker, Allison Wallace; Grahl, Larissa – Reading Matrix: An International Online Journal, 2020
Citations provide truncated yet socially complex information about sources in academic texts which students are obliged to read, comprehend, and then ultimately produce as part of an academic discourse community. While researchers have observed a developmental process whereby students produce citations during source-based writing, little work has…
Descriptors: Citations (References), Reading Processes, Eye Movements, Graduate Students
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Prichard, Caleb; Atkins, Andrew – Reading Matrix: An International Online Journal, 2020
Researching from multiple-documents online is an essential activity, but it has generally been overlooked by second language (L2) educators. This study uses navigation tracking, eye tracking, a post-reading recall task, and interviews to examine the degree to which Japanese L2 readers maintain task awareness when researching online. Key reading…
Descriptors: Student Research, Second Language Learning, Attention, Reading
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Çelebi, Safa; Borekci, Muhsine – Reading Matrix: An International Online Journal, 2020
The present study aimed to determine the effect of teaching prosody through visual feedback activities on oral reading skills of Turkish language learners. The quantitative dimension of the study utilized a single group pre-test post-test experimental design, whereas, the qualitative dimension consisted of the data obtained from the interviews.…
Descriptors: Oral Reading, Reading Skills, Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction
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Markey, Michael – Reading Matrix: An International Online Journal, 2020
We focus here on the obstacles students face when learning to read in their second language, specifically in contexts where the second language is taught as a school subject or used as a medium of instruction (immersion). Qualitative studies in these areas have highlighted strategy deployment and approaches to constructing meaning as key variables…
Descriptors: Diagnostic Tests, Reading Tests, Barriers, Second Language Learning
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Bulut, Turkay; Almabrouk, Najah – Reading Matrix: An International Online Journal, 2020
What makes literary texts attractive to the reader is its ability to convey meanings through different indirect ways known as literary devices. These function as techniques adding aesthetical effects to the text. One of many devices is wordplay--a figure of speech used by people as part of their everyday communication. This research paper aims at…
Descriptors: Figurative Language, Classics (Literature), Literary Devices, Literary Criticism
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Yoshikawa, Lisa; Leung, Chi Yui – Reading Matrix: An International Online Journal, 2020
Low-proficient L2 readers, especially, struggle for literal understanding of the text and for appropriately using reading strategy (RS). We examined whether and how the development of L2- English reading comprehension skills is associated with the frequency and kinds of L2 RS use. Fifty Japanese learners of English completed a reading…
Descriptors: Metacognition, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction
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Bakhtiari, Vista – Reading Matrix: An International Online Journal, 2020
The aim of the present study is to explore the impact of the cognitive reading strategy instruction on learners' reading self-efficacy and their reading achievement. In order to fulfill this purpose, from 120 participants, 90 intermediate EFL learners as an experimental group were chosen from three different educational settings namely, Yazd…
Descriptors: Reading Strategies, Instructional Effectiveness, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning
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Solmaz, Osman – Reading Matrix: An International Online Journal, 2020
This study examines the impact of using a digital annotation tool (DAT) on second language (L2) socialization of English as a foreign language (EFL) learners in a university-level advanced reading course. Theoretically guided by the paradigm of second language socialization (Duff, 2002) and pedagogically informed by bridging activities model…
Descriptors: Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, English (Second Language), Socialization
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