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Karbalaei, Alireza – Reading Matrix: An International Online Journal, 2010
This study investigated whether there are any significant differences between EFL and ESL readers in metacognitive reading strategies when they are reading academic texts in English. One hundred and ninety undergraduate students (96 Iranians and 93 Indians) completed an instrument designed to measure the students' metacognitive awareness of…
Descriptors: Undergraduate Students, Reading Comprehension, Reading Strategies, Metacognition
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Lee, Yin Lam – Reading Matrix: An International Online Journal, 2010
Due to the dominance of behaviorism, applied linguistics, and cognitive psychology since 1960s, many research studies in reading focused on the accuracy and speed required for successful comprehension. There exists a research gap in understanding the individual differences among readers when reading the same text. This study aimed at investigating…
Descriptors: Reading Comprehension, Reading, Applied Linguistics, Second Languages
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Spitzer, Lois – Reading Matrix: An International Online Journal, 2010
As an experienced ESL teacher, the author understands that the discussion of the inherent strengths and weaknesses of nonnative English-speaking students in the English-speaking classroom usually focuses on the language proficiency and level of acculturation of the students. Now, however, she finds herself facing this issue, not in the context of…
Descriptors: Graduate Students, Speech Communication, Bilingual Education, Acculturation
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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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Wan-a-rom, Udorn – Reading Matrix: An International Online Journal, 2010
Matching learners with the right level of graded readers is necessary when graded readers are exploited as both simplified reading materials in extensive reading programs and major instruments in the experiments. A lack of controlling ability level can prevent learners from succeeding in developing reading in an extensive reading program. It would…
Descriptors: Cloze Procedure, Reading Materials, Reading, Reading Programs
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Oboler, Eileen S.; Gupta, Abha – Reading Matrix: An International Online Journal, 2010
This two-part study examines the emerging understanding of the reading process among preservice teachers (PTs), enrolled in a teacher preparation course on diagnostic reading. The study focuses on the use of reading assessment tools to understand the process of reading, while using reading inventories for diagnostic as well as pedagogical…
Descriptors: Preservice Teachers, Content Area Reading, Models, Prior Learning
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Tseng, Min-chen – Reading Matrix: An International Online Journal, 2010
When reading traditional texts printed on paper, students start reading from the top left-hand corner and finish at the bottom right-hand corner. Their eyes move in a straight line, which is a linear activity. However, when reading hypertexts, students can click a hyperlink to find out certain information. As they click the various hyperlinks,…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Electronic Publishing, Reader Text Relationship, College Freshmen
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Arju, Sayma – Reading Matrix: An International Online Journal, 2010
While practicing freehand writing activities in an EFL class, some learners feel uncomfortable because they cannot simplify the subject matter or organize a good beginning. In elementary classes, if the learners are studying something that is related to the in-class task, their work becomes easier. Other than modeling the activity to the learners,…
Descriptors: Opinions, English (Second Language), Critical Thinking, Elementary Education
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Triga, Anastassia; Kakopsitou, Polina – Reading Matrix: An International Online Journal, 2010
The purpose of this study was to develop a new Greek phonological awareness test for preschool and primary school age children (ages 5-7) in Greece and Cyprus. A new phonological awareness test with 168 items was individually administered to 132 students (60 students in Cyprus and 72 students in Greece) from five urban, five semi-rural, and three…
Descriptors: Phonology, Phonological Awareness, Foreign Countries, Test Construction
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Gupta, Abha – Reading Matrix: An International Online Journal, 2010
The purpose of this descriptive study was to investigate elementary school teachers' self-perceived beliefs regarding African-American English (AAE), and their professional preparedness to address linguistic needs of AA students in the classrooms. The findings revealed three central issues: (1) teachers had limited understanding of the linguistic…
Descriptors: Teacher Education, Educational Needs, Teacher Education Programs, Culturally Relevant Education
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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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Cho, Seonhee; Xu, Yaoying; Rhodes, Joan A. – Reading Matrix: An International Online Journal, 2010
With a growing concern about English language learners' (ELLs) reading achievement, this study explored issues related to a reading intervention study with a particular focus on ELLs' participation. Drawn upon interviews with instructors and a focus group of students who participated in the reading intervention program, this study sheds light on a…
Descriptors: Reading Materials, Intervention, Recognition (Achievement), Oral Reading
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Horning, Alice – Reading Matrix: An International Online Journal, 2010
Recent research on reading comes from a variety of different kinds of studies all of which report the same bleak picture of college students' and adults' reading abilities. Researchers, theorists and faculty members can benefit from this detailed review of the various types of studies. These include large scale direct tests of reading ability in…
Descriptors: College Students, Reading Research, Reading Ability, Faculty
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Furtado, Leena; Johnson, Lisa – Reading Matrix: An International Online Journal, 2010
This action-research case study endeavors to enhance the summarization skills of first grade students who are reading at or above the third grade level during the first trimester of the academic school year. Students read "twin text" sources, meaning, fiction and nonfiction literary selections focusing on a common theme to help identify…
Descriptors: Sentences, Siblings, Student Improvement, Grade 3
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Moore, William – Reading Matrix: An International Online Journal, 2010
This paper proposes a reading support technique for Arabic students of English. These students must overcome the L1 interference "reversal of reading direction." PowerPoint presentations, utilizing a simple fade effect with adjustable delay between words such that the text appears nicely in a left-to-right manner, line by line with voice…
Descriptors: Semitic Languages, Reading, Reading Programs, English (Second Language)
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