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Zengin, Bugra; Basal, Ahmet; Yükselir, Ceyhun – Reading Matrix: An International Online Journal, 2019
Language and literature are difficult to separate since they are closely intertwined with strong bonds. Language teachers, we believe, have an important role in the inclusion of literature in language classes. In this context, the perception of language teachers and instructors are utmost importance in using literature in language teaching…
Descriptors: English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, Literature
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Bartan, Özgür Sen – Reading Matrix: An International Online Journal, 2017
This study is an inquiry into the effects of reading short stories in improving foreign language writing skills through Read for Writing model, which is the adaptation of the approach called Talk for Writing (Corbett, 2013). It is a quasi-experimental 13-week field study which was implemented in a primary school. The purpose of this study is to…
Descriptors: Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, Story Reading, Writing Improvement
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Tajeddin, Zia; Tabatabaei, Soudabeh – Reading Matrix: An International Online Journal, 2016
Concept maps reflect the linkage of concepts or facts within a text. This study was set out to investigate whether concept mapping as a learning strategy would have any scaffolding effect on the reading comprehension and recall of propositions by L2 learners. Out of 60 high school students, 30 in the experimental group were exposed to concept…
Descriptors: Reading Comprehension, Reading Strategies, Recall (Psychology), Reading Tests
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Pinninti, Lakshmana Rao – Reading Matrix: An International Online Journal, 2016
Over the last four decades, there has been a substantial body of research on metacognitive awareness of reading strategies. However, very few studies have focused on stage-wise frequency (pre-, while- and post-reading) and conditional knowledge of reading strategies. The purpose of this paper is to report stage-wise frequency and conditional…
Descriptors: Metacognition, Reading Strategies, Grade 9, Student Journals
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Sun, Yu-Chih – Reading Matrix: An International Online Journal, 2016
Extensive reading for second language learners have been widely documented over the past few decades. However, few studies, if any, have used a corpus analysis approach to analyze the vocabulary coverage within a single-author story series, its repetition of vocabulary, and the incidental and intentional vocabulary learning opportunities therein.…
Descriptors: Vocabulary, Word Lists, Secondary School Curriculum, Textbook Content
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Zarifi, Abdolvahed – Reading Matrix: An International Online Journal, 2015
Despite the not-so-distant negligence of lexicon in language instruction, it is currently taking on a core role in designing ELT materials. Selection of the lexical content is usually informed by a set of pedagogical and non-pedagogical factors like learnability, usefulness, the level of proficiency targeted, frequency, range, coverage, etc. With…
Descriptors: English (Second Language), Second Language Instruction, Instructional Materials, Vocabulary
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Chen, Kate Tzu-Ching; Chen, Sabina Chia-Li – Reading Matrix: An International Online Journal, 2015
In the traditional English l language classroom, reading is the skill that receives the most emphasis (Susser & Rob, 1990). Learners should use reading strategies to plan how to read and to enhance their reading comprehension (Poole, 2010). The purpose of this study was to explore the use of English as a Foreign Language (EFL) reading…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, High School Students, English (Second Language), Second Language Instruction
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Aminifard, Yasser; Askari, Hamdollah; Khajehei, Hassan – Reading Matrix: An International Online Journal, 2015
This study reports on investigating the difference between Iranian high school students' performance on Academic Word (AW) and Daily-Life Word (DLW) tests. To this end, a number of 120 male senior high school students were randomly selected from twelve high schools in Gachsaran to serve as the participants of the study. Two multiple-choice tests,…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, High School Students, Vocabulary, Males
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Göksu, Ali – Reading Matrix: An International Online Journal, 2015
European Language Portfolio (ELP), adopting a vision for a better language teaching and learning process, has been piloted and implemented in many Turkish foreign language classrooms for over a decade. In spite of the several studies related to the ELP focusing on learner autonomy, speaking skills and course books, only few studies aimed at…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, English (Second Language), Teaching Methods, Second Language Instruction
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Shih, Ying-Chun – Reading Matrix: An International Online Journal, 2015
The effects of extensive reading on EFL context have been examined with a variety of studies. This study examined the impact of extensive reading on reading proficiency while the participants were taught reading strategies. Furthermore, this study explored whether there were any differences between intervention and control groups on the reading…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Majors (Students), English (Second Language), Intervention
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Haupt, John – Reading Matrix: An International Online Journal, 2015
Improving L2 learners reading fluency has been identified by leading L2 reading researchers as an important aspect of L2 reading instruction (Grabe, 2004, 2009; Nation, 2009). A number of studies have been conducted on the use of paper-based fluency development methods on ESL and EFL students reading speeds and showed positive results (Al-Homoud…
Descriptors: Reading Rate, English (Second Language), Computer Assisted Instruction, Reading Instruction
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Abidin, Mohammad Jafre Bin Zainol; Pourmohammadi, Majid; Varasingam, Nalini A/P; Lean, Ooi Choon – Reading Matrix: An International Online Journal, 2014
The purpose of this study is to ascertain the differences in online reading habits between genders and investigate the relationship between socio-economic status and online reading habits. Using a questionnaire, a quantitative approach was administered to 240 Form-Four students from four secondary schools in Penang Island, Malaysia. Findings…
Descriptors: Reading Habits, Electronic Learning, Gender Differences, Investigations
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Mayora, Carlos A.; Nieves, Idami; Ojeda, Victor – Reading Matrix: An International Online Journal, 2014
A variety of computer-based models of Extensive Reading have emerged in the last decade. Different Information and Communication Technologies online usually support these models. However, such innovations are not feasible in contexts where the digital breach limits the access to Internet. The purpose of this paper is to report a project in which…
Descriptors: Reading Instruction, Computer Software, High School Students, Developing Nations
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Fujita, Ken; Yamashita, Junko – Reading Matrix: An International Online Journal, 2014
The current study investigated the relation and comparison of reading comprehension and reading rate in Japanese high school EFL learners. One hundred and forty-eight tenth-graders in a Japanese high school participated in this study. Results showed that the relation between reading comprehension and reading rate was weak, but significant (r =…
Descriptors: English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Reading Comprehension, Correlation
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He, Mu – Reading Matrix: An International Online Journal, 2014
Research has shown a wide range of learning benefits accruing from extensive reading. Not only is there improvement in reading, but also in a wide range of language uses and areas of language knowledge. However, few research studies have examined reading speed. The existing literature on reading speed focused on students' reading speed without…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Reading Rate, High School Students, Public Schools
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