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Richings, Vicky Ann; Nishimuro, Masateru – Reading Matrix: An International Online Journal, 2017
This paper reports on findings from a classroom study on the introduction and effectiveness of new methods of instruction using English literature in a Japanese high school setting. It is based on data compiled during a two-year research project. In this paper, we will detail the investigation and findings from an analysis of student questionnaire…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, English Literature, High Schools, Teaching Methods
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Akdag, Emrah; Özkan, Yonca – Reading Matrix: An International Online Journal, 2017
In such a rapidly developing world, it has been inevitable to integrate some modern assessment approaches and tools into English teaching. Hence, several up to date Formative Assessment Tools have been used by teachers during the learning process to modify teaching and learning activities by means of acquiring qualitative feedback. Blogs or…
Descriptors: English Language Learners, Writing Skills, Educational Technology, Technology Uses in Education
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Göksu, Ali – Reading Matrix: An International Online Journal, 2015
European Language Portfolio (ELP), adopting a vision for a better language teaching and learning process, has been piloted and implemented in many Turkish foreign language classrooms for over a decade. In spite of the several studies related to the ELP focusing on learner autonomy, speaking skills and course books, only few studies aimed at…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, English (Second Language), Teaching Methods, Second Language Instruction
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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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Fujita, Ken; Yamashita, Junko – Reading Matrix: An International Online Journal, 2014
The current study investigated the relation and comparison of reading comprehension and reading rate in Japanese high school EFL learners. One hundred and forty-eight tenth-graders in a Japanese high school participated in this study. Results showed that the relation between reading comprehension and reading rate was weak, but significant (r =…
Descriptors: English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Reading Comprehension, Correlation
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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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Andreou, Georgia; Karapetsas, Anargyros; Galantomos, Ioannis – Reading Matrix: An International Online Journal, 2008
This study investigated the performance of native and non native speakers of Modern Greek language on morphology and syntax tasks. Non-native speakers of Greek whose native language was English, which is a language with strict word order and simple morphology, made more errors and answered more slowly than native speakers on morphology but not…
Descriptors: Modern Languages, Greek, Second Language Learning, Morphology (Languages)
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Tanaka, Hiroya; Stapleton, Paul – Reading Matrix: An International Online Journal, 2007
A lack of reading quantity in EFL (English as a Foreign Language) classrooms has remained one of the most serious problems faced by teachers of English in Japan. Although the extensive reading (ER) approach is regarded as having significant potential in addressing this problem, it is not used in many EFL classrooms. This study investigates the…
Descriptors: English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Pretests Posttests, Foreign Countries
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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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Raines, Angela Sykes; Brabham, Edna Greene; Aycock, Anna – Reading Matrix: An International Online Journal, 2007
Despite the fact that students are an important component of the educational process, their preferences for instruction are not typically a consideration for classroom practices. The purpose of this survey study was to determine high school students' preferences for methods used in the instruction of literary works of art. Students expressed…
Descriptors: High School Students, Reading Attitudes, Preferences, Reading Instruction