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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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Iwata, Akira – Reading Matrix: An International Online Journal, 2020
This study compares two instructional methodologies: extensive reading plus output activity and intensive reading plus grammar-translation with regard to improvement of non-English major EFL learners' reading comprehension and fluency development in a Japanese junior college. It identifies the minimum number of words an individual should read for…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, English (Second Language), Second Language Instruction, Two Year College Students
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Eren, Ömer; Kiliç, Mehmet; Bada, Erdogan – Reading Matrix: An International Online Journal, 2020
Studies on L1 and L2 productions from the same participants might contribute significantly to language acquisition process. In this study, the researchers investigated read speech pausing patterns in coordinating conjunctions produced by Turkish, Swahili, Hausa, and Arabic speakers of English. The data for the study was collected in two phases; in…
Descriptors: Transfer of Training, Native Language, Second Language Learning, Speech Communication
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Aminifard, Amin – Reading Matrix: An International Online Journal, 2020
This study reports on a corpus analysis of the research articles published by Iranians, Chinese, and Turkish authors in the Reading Matrix journal. For this purpose, 62 research articles (373000 words) were meticulously analyzed to determine how the authors project their identities through different types of self-mention practices. Results of the…
Descriptors: Authors, Asians, Academic Language, English (Second Language)
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Sun, Xiaomei – Reading Matrix: An International Online Journal, 2020
To date, many studies have shown beneficial influences of extensive reading (ER) on second language or foreign language (L2/FL) acquisition in various aspects. However, limited research has been conducted to explore the implementation of extensive reading in L2/FL in secondary schools. This study focuses on a two-year ER program to investigate…
Descriptors: Teacher Attitudes, Student Attitudes, Secondary School Students, Secondary School Teachers
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Wang, Fang – Reading Matrix: An International Online Journal, 2020
Second language reading and writing scholarship has primarily focused on conventional papermediated academic texts (Hirvela, 2016; Plakans, 2009b). As innovative technologies have emerged, students must be proficient in new literacies that take place on the Internet and other information communication technologies (RAND Reading Study Group, 2002).…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Second Language Learning, Electronic Publishing, Reading
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Causarano, Antonio – Reading Matrix: An International Online Journal, 2020
Literacy is at the center of any teacher's preparation program in the United States. Students in K-12 schools need systematic and effective literacy instruction to acquire foundational knowledge crucial to their success in college and beyond. This paper discusses how teacher's preparation programs can support the preparation of pre-service…
Descriptors: Preservice Teachers, Literacy Education, Elementary Secondary Education, Preservice Teacher Education
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Ostovar-Namaghi, Seyyed Ali; Nakhaee, Shiva; Abbasi-Sosfadi, Saeed – Reading Matrix: An International Online Journal, 2020
This study aims at investigating the relationship between student's second language lexical fluency and their C-test performance. Using cluster sampling procedure,75 undergraduate students of Engineering and Basic Sciences studying general English at Shahrood University of Technology were randomly selected to participate in this study. Controlled…
Descriptors: Correlation, Second Language Learning, Language Fluency, Undergraduate Students
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