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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
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Bellomo, Tom S. – Reading Matrix: An International Online Journal, 2009
Morphological Analysis as a vocabulary acquisition strategy has both its advocates and antagonists. Criticism from opponents is often warranted when programs omit one or more of the three critical criteria that establish the framework behind a successful curriculum. The intent behind this paper is to disseminate and explicate these three criteria,…
Descriptors: Vocabulary Development, Morphology (Languages), Semantics, Criteria
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Horning, Alice S. – Reading Matrix: An International Online Journal, 2009
If Friedman is right that the world is "flat," we need to understand the linguistic implications of that claim. In this increasingly flat world, classical critical literacy is both urgently needed and poorly understood from a linguistic perspective. Three claims based on research on reading can improve both the understanding of the common…
Descriptors: Psycholinguistics, Influence of Technology, Intermode Differences, Media Literacy
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Nambiar, Radha – Reading Matrix: An International Online Journal, 2009
Learning strategy research has been very prolific and much has been written about the field and its importance to language learning. This paper traces the history and development of learning strategy research by anchoring it in the field of cognitive psychology in the early years from 1970 to 1990 before reviewing the varied and descriptive nature…
Descriptors: Learning Strategies, Cognitive Psychology, Educational Research, Literature Reviews
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Kim, In-Seok – Reading Matrix: An International Online Journal, 2009
Many teachers and researchers believe learning preferences or learning styles can be used advantageously to enhance language study and motivate learners. Following an overview of Gardner's theory of multiple intelligences (MI) and research on multimedia-based approaches in foreign language instruction, this paper first describes a study comparing…
Descriptors: Multiple Intelligences, Computer Software, Second Language Instruction, Teaching Methods
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Papadima-Sophocleous, Salomi – Reading Matrix: An International Online Journal, 2009
Over the last years, in many countries worldwide, there has been a decline in the reading skills of upper secondary school students, and their ability to read and understand advanced literature. Seeing this as an alarming change for the worse, governments, educational bodies and interested groups have taken various measures to address the issue.…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Reading Skills, Secondary School Students, Reading Motivation
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Jilani, Raana – Reading Matrix: An International Online Journal, 2009
This paper describes and evaluates the Higher-Secondary School Certificate (HSC) exam in Pakistan that has been in place in its present form for more than thirty years. The author recounts her experience as a teacher of English in a representative high school in Pakistan and, reflecting on the impact of high school public exam, she argues that the…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Second Language Instruction, English (Second Language), Secondary Education
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Eldridge, John; Neufeld, Steven – Reading Matrix: An International Online Journal, 2009
Many course books for learners of English as a second or foreign language now claim to contain a strong lexical component. Other practitioners meanwhile continue to advocate the use of graded readers to augment vocabulary development. This article reports the findings of vocabulary profiling and analysis of both course books and graded readers and…
Descriptors: Vocabulary Development, English (Second Language), Second Language Instruction, Teaching Methods
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Toyoda, Etsuko – Reading Matrix: An International Online Journal, 2007
The paper reviewed studies in word-level processing skills and related areas, and profiled how the development of L2 word recognition and integration skills would contribute to autonomous "kango" (Chinese originated words or words created from Chinese originated words) vocabulary learning. Despite the fact that the acquisition of a…
Descriptors: Second Language Learning, Vocabulary Development, Web Sites, Dictionaries
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Horning, Alice S. – Reading Matrix: An International Online Journal, 2007
To understand the problem of illiteracy, a detailed review of the definitions of literacy and illiteracy is in order. A full definition of these terms in the current print and electronic context of adult American society in school and out of school, and for adult learners of English as both a first and a second language is presented here. Strong,…
Descriptors: Literacy, Illiteracy, Critical Literacy, English (Second Language)
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Anderson, Peggy J.; Peck, Charles A. – Reading Matrix: An International Online Journal, 2007
Teacher educators are often challenged to demonstrate the same kinds of constructivist educational practices in their own teaching they so often recommend for public school educators. We report here on our efforts to reconstruct our university teaching practice through experiments with artmaking as a pedagogical strategy. Two case illustrations…
Descriptors: Preservice Teacher Education, Art Activities, Constructivism (Learning), Teaching Methods
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Jeffrey, David McLachlan – Reading Matrix: An International Online Journal, 2007
Teacher diaries have wide-ranging applications for professional development, as they give teachers an increased sense of responsibility and seek new ways of improving their teaching. This article shares my personal experience of undertaking three teacher diary studies at two-year intervals and reveals how my teaching methodologies and philosophies…
Descriptors: Diaries, Self Actualization, Faculty Development, Personal Narratives
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