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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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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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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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Skinner, Emily N.; Hagood, Margaret C. – Reading Matrix: An International Online Journal, 2008
Digital storytelling provides an opportunity for children and adolescents to design multimodal narratives that represent and reflect upon their lives and interests. In the article we look at how two English language learners, Diego, a male Mexican-American kindergartener, and Allie Feng, a female Chinese-American junior in high school, drew upon…
Descriptors: Story Telling, Computer Mediated Communication, Technology Uses in Education, English Language Learners
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Li, Hua; Wilhelm, Kim Hughes – Reading Matrix: An International Online Journal, 2008
This study compares reading lessons given by two teachers in senior middle school classrooms on China's mainland. Classroom observation focused on lesson stages and activities as well as student responses. Follow-up interviews with the teachers aimed to discover the decision-making processes and choices made when teaching the lessons. Most notable…
Descriptors: Reading Strategies, Reading Instruction, Comparative Analysis, Middle School Teachers
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Rodriguez, Steve – Reading Matrix: An International Online Journal, 2007
This study aimed to investigate the potential of the Accelerated Reader (AR) program to positively impact student scores on the English-Language Arts California Standards Test (CST). The degree of attention placed on student reading achievement and improvement in high-stakes student standardized test scores in the state of California, as well as…
Descriptors: Reading Programs, Academic Achievement, Language Arts, Standardized Tests