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Melhi, Abdullah A. – Reading Matrix: An International Online Journal, 2014
Prior research indicated that computer-mediated glosses had an overall medium effect on second language reading comprehension. This study investigated the effects of computer-mediated glosses on reading comprehension. It also investigated the predictive power index of the e-glosses use with regard to reading comprehension performance, from a…
Descriptors: Computer Assisted Instruction, Reading Comprehension, English (Second Language), Predictive Validity
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Abidin, Mohammad Jafre Bin Zainol; Pourmohammadi, Majid; Varasingam, Nalini A/P; Lean, Ooi Choon – Reading Matrix: An International Online Journal, 2014
The purpose of this study is to ascertain the differences in online reading habits between genders and investigate the relationship between socio-economic status and online reading habits. Using a questionnaire, a quantitative approach was administered to 240 Form-Four students from four secondary schools in Penang Island, Malaysia. Findings…
Descriptors: Reading Habits, Electronic Learning, Gender Differences, Investigations
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Daskalovska, Nina – Reading Matrix: An International Online Journal, 2014
A number of studies have demonstrated that second/foreign language learners can acquire vocabulary from reading. This study was designed to examine whether advanced EFL learners can acquire vocabulary incidentally from reading an authentic text. Eighteen first year English major students read and listened to the first eight chapters of Pride and…
Descriptors: Vocabulary Development, Language Acquisition, English (Second Language), Novels
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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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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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Martinez-Alba, Gilda; Cruzado-Guerrero, Judith; Pitcher, Sharon – Reading Matrix: An International Online Journal, 2014
The purpose of this study was to investigate how undergraduate Latino English learner (EL) students were motivated to read using technology by their teachers throughout their education. To examine this, they were interviewed, asked to perform a task that involved reading online, required to make a Glogster (an online interactive poster) about…
Descriptors: Case Studies, English Language Learners, Undergraduate Students, Hispanic American Students
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Khaki, Nasrin – Reading Matrix: An International Online Journal, 2014
Second language reading comprehension is the most important skill required by students, especially in a foreign language context. One way to help these students improve their reading comprehension is strategy instruction. In the present study, the effect of two strategies, namely, summarizing and students-generated questions have been…
Descriptors: Reading Comprehension, Reading Improvement, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning
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Pornour, Mohsen – Reading Matrix: An International Online Journal, 2014
With 73 students at an Iranian university, the present study investigated teacher's effect in topic familiarization in L2 reading context. The participants--Group B with and Group A without the presence of a teacher--experienced four pre-reading treatments and read four passages of unfamiliar topics, after which they were tested on comprehension…
Descriptors: Second Language Learning, Familiarity, Statistical Analysis, Qualitative Research
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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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Güvendir, Emre – Reading Matrix: An International Online Journal, 2014
Anxiety is an important personality factor that has been a major concern for foreign language (FL) researchers. Although the influence of anxiety on FL speaking has received considerable attention in research, only a few studies to date have focused on affect and FL reading. Clearly, there is need to use think aloud protocols and learner…
Descriptors: Anxiety, Interviews, English (Second Language), College Students
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Karami, Hossein; Nodoushan, Mohammad Ali Salmani – Reading Matrix: An International Online Journal, 2014
Little research has been conducted to investigate the effect of analogy on third language (L3, hereafter) reading comprehension though some experts believe that it has facilitating and debilitating effects on L1 and L2 respectively. This article explores the effect of analogies on reading comprehension of expository texts by students of English as…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Reading Comprehension, Logical Thinking, Second Language Instruction
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He, Mu – Reading Matrix: An International Online Journal, 2014
Research has shown a wide range of learning benefits accruing from extensive reading. Not only is there improvement in reading, but also in a wide range of language uses and areas of language knowledge. However, few research studies have examined reading speed. The existing literature on reading speed focused on students' reading speed without…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Reading Rate, High School Students, Public Schools
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Hu, Ran; Baumann, James F. – Reading Matrix: An International Online Journal, 2014
The purpose of this study was to describe teachers' perspectives and comments about their reading curriculum and instruction at different school levels. A brief historical examination of the English instruction and the contemporary education policies in China was provided. Twelve Chinese teachers of English at different schools levels participated…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, English Instruction, English (Second Language), Reading Instruction
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Akarsu, Oktay; Harputlu, Leyla – Reading Matrix: An International Online Journal, 2014
In this study, data were collected using a modified version of Mokhtari and Sheorey's (2002) Survey of Reading Strategies (SORS). Results suggest that Turkish EFL (English as a Foreign Language) students at the graduate level, while engaged in academic reading, are aware of almost all effective reading strategies, though each one is not used…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Reading Strategies, English (Second Language), English Language Learners
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Sadeghi, Karim – Reading Matrix: An International Online Journal, 2014
Cloze procedure, a technique not originally intended for measurement purposes, has come to be known as the most widely experimented upon testing tool in English as a Second/Foreign Language (ESL/EFL). Testing experts have indeed used up their energy by constructing and working on various forms of cloze, with the unhappy result that not one person…
Descriptors: Cloze Procedure, English (Second Language), Reading Tests, Reading Comprehension
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