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Chireac, Silvia-Maria; Francis, Norbert; McClure, John – Reading Matrix: An International Online Journal, 2019
The study examines performance on an evaluation instrument for classroom use for the purpose of improving instruction that focuses on awareness of language in reading and writing. Findings are reported on the piloting of the first in a series of literacy assessments with students from a rural elementary school in Ecuador. All students who…
Descriptors: Literacy, Native Language, Second Language Learning, Instructional Improvement
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Angel, Rosalina Domínguez – Reading Matrix: An International Online Journal, 2014
The present article examines the outcomes derived from a task on intensive reading carried out by university students. The main goal is to analyze the frequency of use and the success of idiom solving strategies used by the subjects while reading. Additionally, our interest is to compare the above outcomes and the reading time scores of a group of…
Descriptors: Figurative Language, Reading Rate, Reading Strategies, Retention (Psychology)
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Horning, Alice – Reading Matrix: An International Online Journal, 2010
Recent research on reading comes from a variety of different kinds of studies all of which report the same bleak picture of college students' and adults' reading abilities. Researchers, theorists and faculty members can benefit from this detailed review of the various types of studies. These include large scale direct tests of reading ability in…
Descriptors: College Students, Reading Research, Reading Ability, Faculty