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Ruffin, Tiece M. – Reading Matrix: An International Online Journal, 2012
Twenty-first century teachers working with diverse readers are often faced with the question of how to integrate technology in reading instruction that meets the needs of the techno-generation. Are today's teachers equipped with the knowledge of how to effectively use Assistive Technologies (AT) for reading? This position paper discusses AT for…
Descriptors: Disabilities, Assistive Technology, Reading Instruction, Education Courses
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Psoinos, Dionysios I. – Reading Matrix: An International Online Journal, 2012
In an ever-changing world, foreign language instruction remains faithfully devoted to teaching by means of coursebooks, the design of which is based mainly on the skills or the structural syllabus paradigm that arranges language according to complexity of grammatical phenomena. In this paper, I aim to explore the appropriateness of the materials…
Descriptors: Interdisciplinary Approach, Second Language Instruction, Second Languages, English (Second Language)
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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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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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Amer, Aly Anwar – Reading Matrix: An International Online Journal, 2003
Discusses two pedagogically effective approaches to teaching first language narrative texts that have been gaining popularity in English-as-a-Second/Foreign-Language literature: the story grammar approach and the reader response approach. (Author/VWL)
Descriptors: English (Second Language), Grammar, Literature, Reader Response
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Al-Seghayer, Khalid – Reading Matrix: An International Online Journal, 2003
Discusses the use of electronic glossaries in learning second language vocabulary. Examines important technological and pedagogical factors that should be considered to fully exploit the potential of an electronic glossary. (Author/VWL)
Descriptors: Reading Instruction, Reading Skills, Second Language Learning, Vocabulary Development
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Lee, Guang-Lea – Reading Matrix: An International Online Journal, 2003
Provides practical suggestions for teachers to integrate cultural pluralism in three reading strategies: (1) reading workshops; (2) writing workshops; (3) language experience approaches that make a valuable contribution to students of all cultural backgrounds. (Author/VWL)
Descriptors: Cultural Pluralism, Language Experience Approach, Reading Instruction, Reading Skills
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St. Louis, Rubena; Pereira, Silvia – Reading Matrix: An International Online Journal, 2003
Discusses an English for science and technology course at Simon Bolivar University in Venezuela in which students were allowed to choose reading activities and alternative forms of assessment were implemented. Results of a questionnaire used to evaluate the course are provided. (Author/VWL)
Descriptors: Case Studies, Classroom Techniques, English for Science and Technology, Foreign Countries
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Rees, Dilys Karen – Reading Matrix: An International Online Journal, 2003
Presents how Gadamer's philosophical hermeneutics can be used to analyze readers' responses to an American literature text. Readers are Brazilian college students reading a text by the American author, Amy Tan. (Author/VWL)
Descriptors: College Students, Foreign Countries, Hermeneutics, Higher Education
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Sengupta, Sima – Reading Matrix: An International Online Journal, 2002
Describes how classroom intervention, through developing process awareness of reading, helped change students' model of reading with a socially constructed one. Shows the impact the changes in students' reading models had on their literacy experiences in other courses of their degree. (Author/VWL)
Descriptors: Academic Discourse, English (Second Language), Higher Education, Reading Instruction
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Wurr, Adrian J. – Reading Matrix: An International Online Journal, 2002
Reviews basic procedures and theories supporting the Language Experience Approach as it applies to second language learning and literacy instruction. (Author/VWL)
Descriptors: Adult Education, English (Second Language), Language Experience Approach, Literacy Education
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Gupta, Abha; Ndahi, Hassan – Reading Matrix: An International Online Journal, 2002
Describes the training provided to tutors and trainers of adult learning centers in Hampton Roads, Virginia. Results show that trainees, prior to training, had limited access to computer technology and needed training in incorporating computer technology in the curriculum. After training, trainees have shown increased levels of comfort with…
Descriptors: Adult Education, Computer Literacy, Literacy, Tutors
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Reinhardt, Jonathon; Isbell, Katherine – Reading Matrix: An International Online Journal, 2002
Describes web literacy instruction developed and implemented in response to students' needs as part of an English-as-a-Foreign-Language academic skills preparation curriculum. The goals of the instruction are to introduce critical reading strategies and develop computer literacy skills. (Author/VWL)
Descriptors: Computer Literacy, Critical Reading, Educational Objectives, English (Second Language)
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Horning, Alice S. – Reading Matrix: An International Online Journal, 2002
Critical literacy in the new century will draw on critical literacy as it has been known in centuries past and will continue to draw on basic cognitive mechanisms that make the feat of literacy possible at all. These mechanisms include both essential mental abilities like identification and categorization. The ability o analyze, synthesize, and…
Descriptors: Critical Reading, Internet, World Wide Web
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Karlsson, Anna-Malin – Reading Matrix: An International Online Journal, 2002
Discusses the question of whether there is such a thing as web literacy. Perspectives from media studies, literacy studies, and the study of multimodal texts are used to find the main contextual parameters involved in what might be classed as web literacy. The parameters suggested are material conditions, domain, power or ideology, and semiotic…
Descriptors: Computer Literacy, Literacy, Multimedia Materials, World Wide Web