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Friesen, Deanna C.; Haigh, Corinne A. – Reading Matrix: An International Online Journal, 2018
Increasingly, children enter the school system with a home language that differs from the language of the majority. Consequently, classrooms have students with diverse language backgrounds and teachers must develop reading comprehension instruction that meets the needs of all their students. To successfully plan instruction, it is critical for…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Reading Strategies, Reading Instruction, Reading Comprehension
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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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Wan-a-rom, Udorn – Reading Matrix: An International Online Journal, 2010
Matching learners with the right level of graded readers is necessary when graded readers are exploited as both simplified reading materials in extensive reading programs and major instruments in the experiments. A lack of controlling ability level can prevent learners from succeeding in developing reading in an extensive reading program. It would…
Descriptors: Cloze Procedure, Reading Materials, Reading, Reading Programs
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Oboler, Eileen S.; Gupta, Abha – Reading Matrix: An International Online Journal, 2010
This two-part study examines the emerging understanding of the reading process among preservice teachers (PTs), enrolled in a teacher preparation course on diagnostic reading. The study focuses on the use of reading assessment tools to understand the process of reading, while using reading inventories for diagnostic as well as pedagogical…
Descriptors: Preservice Teachers, Content Area Reading, Models, Prior Learning
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Karlin, Omar; Romanko, Rick – Reading Matrix: An International Online Journal, 2010
This study examined the gains in student affect, vocabulary, and reading fluency for 110 university students in an extensive reading program in Japan. It was important to measure all of these dimensions within a single study and teaching methodology, so gains could be appropriately compared against each other. The adopted teaching methodology was…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Undergraduate Students
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Cho, Seonhee; Xu, Yaoying; Rhodes, Joan A. – Reading Matrix: An International Online Journal, 2010
With a growing concern about English language learners' (ELLs) reading achievement, this study explored issues related to a reading intervention study with a particular focus on ELLs' participation. Drawn upon interviews with instructors and a focus group of students who participated in the reading intervention program, this study sheds light on a…
Descriptors: Reading Materials, Intervention, Recognition (Achievement), Oral Reading
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Williams-Black, Thea Hayes; Bailey, Jennifer P.; Lawson, Pamela D. Coleman – Reading Matrix: An International Online Journal, 2010
This qualitative study surveyed university professors of literacy education to explore "how" and "if" they modeled differentiated instruction in their own college classrooms. A survey in questionnaire format on "how" and "if" University Reading Professors differentiate instruction was sent to a purposeful…
Descriptors: Literacy Education, Measures (Individuals), Adult Literacy, Individualized Instruction
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Ruffin, Tiece M. – Reading Matrix: An International Online Journal, 2009
Special education teachers working with secondary level English language learners (ELLs) with learning disabilities (LD) are often faced with the question of how to provide reading comprehension instruction that meets the needs of this unique group. If a learner has the dual diagnosis of ELL and LD, how does one provide effective instruction? This…
Descriptors: Reading Comprehension, Learning Disabilities, Reading Strategies, Second Language Instruction