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Song, HeeGyoung; Buchanan, Dawna Lisa – Reading Matrix: An International Online Journal, 2019
Relevant, non-fiction texts became primary teaching materials for second grade English Learners in a poor urban school in the Midwest United States. Politics, news and other current events captured children's attention, helping to engage, explore and extend their literacy confidence in the real world. The Principal Investigator employed the…
Descriptors: English Language Learners, Learner Engagement, Nonfiction, Grade 2
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Yildirim, Kasim; Ritz, Elizabeth; Akyol, Hayati; Rasinski, Timothy – Reading Matrix: An International Online Journal, 2015
One of the most important aims of teaching reading is to help students acquire fluent reading skills. With this aim in mind, this study attempted to support a student with difficulty to become a fluent reader by improving his reading skills using a fluency instruction method called repeated reading. This study was performed with an elementary…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Reading Instruction, Reading Fluency, Reading Difficulties
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Gerena, Linda – Reading Matrix: An International Online Journal, 2010
The purpose of this study was to assess students' attitudes toward several aspects of biliteracy within the context of a dual immersion program. Attitudes toward perceived competencies in reading in two languages, along with the social and personal values of literacy in each language (English and Spanish), and the personal and social value of…
Descriptors: Student Attitudes, Immersion Programs, Social Values, Literacy
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Triga, Anastassia; Kakopsitou, Polina – Reading Matrix: An International Online Journal, 2010
The purpose of this study was to develop a new Greek phonological awareness test for preschool and primary school age children (ages 5-7) in Greece and Cyprus. A new phonological awareness test with 168 items was individually administered to 132 students (60 students in Cyprus and 72 students in Greece) from five urban, five semi-rural, and three…
Descriptors: Phonology, Phonological Awareness, Foreign Countries, Test Construction