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McQuillan, Jeff – Reading Matrix: An International Online Journal, 2019
Some researchers have argued that low-achieving students may never acquire sufficient levels of academic vocabulary to be successful in school without some form of explicit vocabulary instruction (e.g. Snow, Lawrence, & White, 2009). In this paper, I summarize the available data on the efficiency, in words learned per minute of instruction, of…
Descriptors: Academic Language, Vocabulary Development, Computational Linguistics, Adolescent Literature
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Friesen, Deanna C.; Haigh, Corinne A. – Reading Matrix: An International Online Journal, 2018
Increasingly, children enter the school system with a home language that differs from the language of the majority. Consequently, classrooms have students with diverse language backgrounds and teachers must develop reading comprehension instruction that meets the needs of all their students. To successfully plan instruction, it is critical for…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Reading Strategies, Reading Instruction, Reading Comprehension
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McQuillan, Jeff; Ediger, Warren – Reading Matrix: An International Online Journal, 2018
There is considerable evidence that incidental vocabulary acquisition through reading accounts for a large portion of the growth in word knowledge for both first (L1) and second (L2) language acquirers. In this paper, we evaluate the Markov Estimate of Semantic Association (MESA) technique for detecting small, incremental gains in vocabulary…
Descriptors: Markov Processes, Vocabulary Development, Incidental Learning, Native Language
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Behroozizad, Sorayya; Nambiar, Radha M. K.; Amir, Zaini – Reading Matrix: An International Online Journal, 2014
Learning English as a foreign language (EFL) has long been regarded a challenging task. Said challenge is clearly evident in the many studies attempting to delineate some of the major problems faced by EFL learners while trying to uncover both the sources and the solutions. This paper turns to the Vygotskian approach to language learning, in…
Descriptors: English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Sociocultural Patterns, Learning Theories
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Brantmeier, Cindy; Havard, Megan; Sancho, Irene Domingo – Reading Matrix: An International Online Journal, 2012
This paper examines the role of technology in the professional development of teaching assistants, and specifically, it addresses how applications of technology to teaching can provide continuity for the L2 curriculum beyond the basic levels. After a discussion about the importance of grounding instructional practice in research and theory, the…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Language Acquisition, Teaching Assistants, Theory Practice Relationship
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Ogeyik, Muhlise Cosgun – Reading Matrix: An International Online Journal, 2011
Form-focused discovery activities allow language learners to grasp various aspects of a target language by contributing implicit knowledge by using discovered explicit knowledge. Moreover, such activities can assist learners to perceive and discover the features of their language input. In foreign language teaching environments, they can be used…
Descriptors: Semantics, Linguistic Input, English (Second Language), Poetry
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Iwai, Yuko – Reading Matrix: An International Online Journal, 2011
Research regarding the teaching of reading for English as a Foreign Language (EFL) and English as a Second Language (ESL) is still ongoing. This study focused on metacognitive reading strategies for these learners, first revisiting the concept of metacognition as proposed by Flavell, and then going on to explain reading strategies that require…
Descriptors: Reading Strategies, Metacognition, Teaching Methods, English (Second Language)
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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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Karlin, Omar; Romanko, Rick – Reading Matrix: An International Online Journal, 2010
This study examined the gains in student affect, vocabulary, and reading fluency for 110 university students in an extensive reading program in Japan. It was important to measure all of these dimensions within a single study and teaching methodology, so gains could be appropriately compared against each other. The adopted teaching methodology was…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Undergraduate Students
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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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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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