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Mayora, Carlos A.; Nieves, Idami; Ojeda, Victor – Reading Matrix: An International Online Journal, 2014
A variety of computer-based models of Extensive Reading have emerged in the last decade. Different Information and Communication Technologies online usually support these models. However, such innovations are not feasible in contexts where the digital breach limits the access to Internet. The purpose of this paper is to report a project in which…
Descriptors: Reading Instruction, Computer Software, High School Students, Developing Nations
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Fernandez de Morgado, Nelly – Reading Matrix: An International Online Journal, 2009
Reading is thought to be a crucial skill in the EFL learning process, and Extensive Reading a very useful strategy. However, very few teachers implement it on a regular basis. The process of introducing Extensive Reading (ER) is considered far too expensive, complicated, and time-consuming. One way to encourage its use would be to more deeply…
Descriptors: Reading Comprehension, Student Attitudes, Reading, Reading Programs
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Leiva de Izquierdo, Bertha; Esteves Reyes, Leticia – Reading Matrix: An International Online Journal, 2009
The main objective of this action research is to explore the effectiveness of blogs to promote frequent extra reading practice in a freshman EFL science and technology reading program at a public university. Sociocultural theory and the revival of Vygostky's constructivism have made us rethink how to approach the learning-teaching process in the…
Descriptors: Constructivism (Learning), Web Sites, Electronic Publishing, Action Research
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Llinares, Genoveva; Leiva, Bertha; Cartaya, Noela; St. Louis, Rubena – Reading Matrix: An International Online Journal, 2008
Four practical approaches taken by teachers in their attempts to help students acquire the minimum sight vocabulary necessary for reading English for Science and Technology (EST) texts are described. Over a period of 12 weeks, subjects (native Spanish speakers at university level) were divided into 4 intact groups and worked under different…
Descriptors: Second Language Learning, Vocabulary Development, Memorization, Hispanic American Students