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Warford, Mark K. – Reading Matrix: An International Online Journal, 2011
This paper discusses recent trends in language pedagogy that emphasize movement from a psycholinguistic to a more sociocultural view of language teaching and learning. Nourished primarily by sociocultural theory and Hinton's (2002, 2003) efforts to promote the stabilization of indigenous languages, the author presents Narrative Language…
Descriptors: Language Dominance, Linguistic Theory, Indigenous Populations, Sociolinguistics
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Labassi, Tahar – Reading Matrix: An International Online Journal, 2009
The restricted time allocated to courses and the immediate need to read literature in English necessitates the teaching of selective reading in many English as a foreign language contexts. This paper reports on one element of an expeditious (quick, effective, efficient and selective) reading course for learners in an English for Academic Purposes…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, English for Science and Technology
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Rubin, Jim – Reading Matrix: An International Online Journal, 2008
Advances in technology have caused a major shift in how students spend their time and challenged curriculum development to maintain interest and focus in the classroom. Implications are most profound in issues related to literacy due to a lack of experience and interest in reading. This article explores this issue and how it relates to teaching…
Descriptors: Reading Instruction, Vocabulary Development, Reading Difficulties, Literacy
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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)
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Lawrence, Lisa Jean – Reading Matrix: An International Online Journal, 2007
The following article discusses cognitive and metacognitive reading strategies and the use of them particularly among bilingual students. It distinguishes between the two types of strategies. Strategy use among monolingual and bilingual students are described and compared. The article focuses on the need for strategy instruction, particularly…
Descriptors: Metacognition, Academic Discourse, Teaching Methods, Reciprocal Teaching
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Bndaka, Eleni – Reading Matrix: An International Online Journal, 2007
The aim of this paper is to present a reading lesson which was initially designed for the students of Peiramatiko Senior High School (Experimental Senior High School) of Patras, Greece and more specifically for class A of Senior High School. The main aim of the lesson was to develop the students' reading skills using a newspaper article and help…
Descriptors: Newspapers, High School Students, Reading Skills, Teaching Methods
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Fredricks, Lori – Reading Matrix: An International Online Journal, 2007
As EFL programs become more prevalent throughout the world, the cultural implications of English teaching are more often debated. These cultural considerations are extremely relevant in Islamic cultures, where English education can be viewed as contributing to the influence of Western Christian or secular pedagogy. This potential clash of…
Descriptors: Critical Theory, Foreign Countries, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning
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Ajideh, Parviz – Reading Matrix: An International Online Journal, 2003
Describes a study in which an English-as-a-Second-Language reading instructor worked with a group of intermediate students that focused on schema theory-based pre-reading activities. Highlights the students' impressions on the strategies covered during the term. (Author/VWL)
Descriptors: English (Second Language), Reading Instruction, Reading Skills, Second Language Instruction