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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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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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Yildirim, Kasim; Ritz, Elizabeth; Akyol, Hayati; Rasinski, Timothy – Reading Matrix: An International Online Journal, 2015
One of the most important aims of teaching reading is to help students acquire fluent reading skills. With this aim in mind, this study attempted to support a student with difficulty to become a fluent reader by improving his reading skills using a fluency instruction method called repeated reading. This study was performed with an elementary…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Reading Instruction, Reading Fluency, Reading Difficulties
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Tonne, Ingebjørg; Pihl, Joron – Reading Matrix: An International Online Journal, 2015
Studies show that morphological and lexical awareness is a particularly important variable for reading comprehension after the primary school years. Research on L1 students' reading and writing competence has revealed correlations between reading and writing with regard to metalinguistic awareness, specifically also with regard to the subtypes:…
Descriptors: Morphology (Languages), Reading Comprehension, Correlation, Norwegian
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Liu, Siping; Wang, Jian – Reading Matrix: An International Online Journal, 2015
This study examines the effectiveness of cooperative reading teaching activities and independent reading activities for English language learner (ELL) students at 4th grade level. Based on simple linear regression and correlational analyses of data collected from two large data bases, PIRLS and NAEP, the study found that cooperative reading…
Descriptors: English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, Native Language
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Ong, Justina – Reading Matrix: An International Online Journal, 2014
This study had two main aims: first, to offer a descriptive account of shared reading program using an evaluative lens and second, to examine whether teachers' perceptions of the importance of phonological awareness, word decoding, and text comprehension in helping young learners develop their reading abilities were indeed emphasized during…
Descriptors: Theory Practice Relationship, Reading Programs, Phonological Awareness, Teacher Attitudes
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Chung, Stephanie F. – Reading Matrix: An International Online Journal, 2012
A major reading-achievement gap exists between English language learners and English-only students. In order for ELLs to experience school success, they must achieve English language proficiency. This article presents why vocabulary acquisition plays the most vital role in ELLs' learning of the English language. Factors include the severity and…
Descriptors: Achievement Gap, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Language Proficiency
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Choo, Tan Ooi Leng; Eng, Tan Kok; Ahmad, Norlida – Reading Matrix: An International Online Journal, 2011
Reading Comprehension is one of the four components tested by the "MUET" (Malaysian University English Test) for Sixth-Form students in Malaysia, and school teachers are charged with the task of helping these students improve. This article discusses how "reciprocal teaching strategies" could help low-proficiency Sixth-Form…
Descriptors: Feedback (Response), Experimental Groups, Reading Comprehension, Quasiexperimental Design
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Ro, Jennifer Moon – Reading Matrix: An International Online Journal, 2010
Gee's (2000-2001) analytical framework was used to describe the constructed identities of two young Korean ELLs (English language learners) within the school context and were considered to gain insight into their academic success. The author argues that the "model minority" stereotype was influential in shaping the imposed identities…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Second Language Learning, Peer Groups, English (Second Language)
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Furtado, Leena; Johnson, Lisa – Reading Matrix: An International Online Journal, 2010
This action-research case study endeavors to enhance the summarization skills of first grade students who are reading at or above the third grade level during the first trimester of the academic school year. Students read "twin text" sources, meaning, fiction and nonfiction literary selections focusing on a common theme to help identify…
Descriptors: Sentences, Siblings, Student Improvement, Grade 3
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Brassell, Danny; Furtado, Leena – Reading Matrix: An International Online Journal, 2008
Vocabulary knowledge has long been considered critical to children's successful reading comprehension. When children increase their reserves of word meaning, they also broaden their thinking and become aware of new semantic and conceptual relationships. Their broadened awareness, in turn, increases reading comprehension and writing abilities. Many…
Descriptors: English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Reading Comprehension, Vocabulary Development
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Furtado, Leena – Reading Matrix: An International Online Journal, 2008
This study describes the effectiveness of a read-aloud cross-age partnership in service learning among students of various age groups (pre K-college sophomore) attending the different schools located on a university campus. Research-based theories of read-aloud to children were used to train the reading volunteers. Multicultural story books aided…
Descriptors: Service Learning, Critical Thinking, Focus Groups, Dialogs (Language)