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Pratt, Sharon M. – Reading Psychology, 2020
This mixed methods study explored the relationship between what beginning readers say about their thought processes for self-monitoring their reading and their ability to self-correct. Using Epistemic Network Analysis to visually map the metacognitive processes first-graders reported, results indicate a statistically significant difference (p…
Descriptors: Oral Reading, Error Correction, Cognitive Processes, Metacognition
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Vaknin-Nusbaum, Vered; Nevo, Einat; Brande, Sigalit; Gambrell, Linda – Reading Psychology, 2020
Motivational questionnaires (MRP-R and MWP) were used to investigate reading and writing motivation (self-concept and value) among 252 Hebrew-speaking students in third to sixth grade. CFA for reading and writing motivation revealed a close to reasonable fit, for the total sample and by gender. It yielded a low fit across the four grade levels.…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Elementary School Students, Reading Motivation, Writing Attitudes
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Warrican, S. Joel; Alleyne, Melissa L.; Smith, Patriann; Cheema, Jehanzeb; King, James R. – Reading Psychology, 2019
The theory of peer effect posits that students who find themselves in the company of high or low performing peers tend to exhibit better academic performance than what is solely attributable to their own individual characteristics. In this study, we investigate peer effects within literacy achievement among Trinidadian and Tobagonian youth, using…
Descriptors: High School Students, Academic Achievement, High Achievement, Low Achievement
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Guterman, Oz; Neuman, Ari – Reading Psychology, 2019
The homeschool framework differs significantly from the traditional school setting. Earlier research has shown differences between homeschooled and other children in language skills, but no study has examined how homeschooling is related to the acquisition of the different components of reading. The present research examined several reading…
Descriptors: Home Schooling, Language Skills, Comparative Analysis, Reading Skills
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Dray, Amy J.; Brown, Nathaniel J. S.; Diakow, Ronli; Lee, Yongsang; Wilson, Mark R. – Reading Psychology, 2019
This article describes the development of an assessment system for adolescent reading comprehension. It presents a research context--a reading intervention implemented in middle and high schools in an urban district--which became the impetus for the work. The article outlines the organizational principles of construct modeling that guided the…
Descriptors: Reading Comprehension, Adolescents, Test Construction, Intervention
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Wimmer, Jennifer J.; Draper, Roni Jo – Reading Psychology, 2019
Given that most preservice teachers have grown up in a technological world, it is commonly accepted that they will bring their new literacies knowledge and skills into their future classrooms. However, little is actually known about preservice teachers' perceptions of the place of new literacies in elementary schools. Therefore, the purpose of…
Descriptors: Value Judgment, Preservice Teachers, Student Attitudes, Educational Needs
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Layes, Smail; Khenfour, Hichem; Lalonde, Robert; Rebai, Mohamed – Reading Psychology, 2019
In this study, we conducted a lexical decision test using masked priming paradigm to examine the morphological and orthographic priming effects in word recognition. Morphologically related word pairs can be derivational, sharing the same root or not (pseudo derivational). However, the orthographically related pairs share the same letters in…
Descriptors: Dyslexia, Semitic Languages, Priming, Semantics
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Auerbach, Judith G.; Zilberman-Hayun, Yael; Berger, Andrea; Atzaba-Poria, Naama – Reading Psychology, 2019
Using a bioecological perspective, this longitudinal study examined the contribution of child and environmental factors to the prediction of reading achievement at age 7. Participants were 99 boys and their parents. Child factors included 24-month temperament (reactivity and self-regulation), 36-month language level, and 7-year ADHD symptoms;…
Descriptors: Reading Achievement, Young Children, Males, Parents
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Tortorelli, Laura S. – Reading Psychology, 2019
The purpose of this study was to explore reading rates in informational text for children in the primary grades (1-3) by analyzing a large, preexisting statewide dataset (n = 21,005). The results indicated that children in the primary grades read informational text at approximately two-thirds the rates that would be anticipated based on previous…
Descriptors: Reading Rate, Elementary School Students, Norms, Grade 1
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Harmon, Janis; Martinez, Miriam; Juarez, Lucinda; Wood, Karen; Simmerson, Lisa; Terrazas, Christopher – Reading Psychology, 2019
Given that much of the research on classroom libraries focus on elementary school classrooms, this study sought to examine classroom libraries at the middle school level. Access to books is especially important for middle school students given the persistent decline in reading engagement at this level. The research questions guiding this…
Descriptors: Instructional Materials, Classrooms, Libraries, Middle Schools
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Ghavamnia, Maedeh – Reading Psychology, 2019
The purpose of this mixed-method investigation was to examine the effect of explicit instruction of cognitive strategies on the reading performance of Iranian graduate students and identify the cognitive strategies the participants used while reading a scientific article in English (L2). Prior to the study, the students completed a questionnaire…
Descriptors: Direct Instruction, Teaching Methods, Graduate Students, English (Second Language)
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O'Reilly, Tenaha; Sabatini, John; Wang, Zuowei – Reading Psychology, 2019
The purpose of this investigation was to determine the impact of students' background knowledge and how they utilized "don't know" affordances to comprehend and learn from text. In two studies, over 8,000 middle and high school students interacted with a content-area learning environment in which they answered a series of background…
Descriptors: Middle School Students, High School Students, Knowledge Level, Affordances
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Welsch, Jodi G.; Powell, Jennifer Jones; Robnolt, Valerie J. – Reading Psychology, 2019
Due to the Common Core State Standards, close reading is becoming a common practice in today's elementary and middle school classrooms. Qualitative content analysis of journal publications was used to determine the (a) prevalence of close reading in the existing literature, (b) knowledge about close reading from the research literature, (c) themes…
Descriptors: Critical Reading, Common Core State Standards, Elementary School Students, Middle School Students
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Zimmerman, Belinda S.; Rasinski, Timothy V.; Was, Christopher A.; Rawson, Katherine A.; Dunlosky, John; Kruse, Sharon D.; Nikbakht, Elham – Reading Psychology, 2019
This study investigated the efficacy of the Fluency Development Lesson (FDL) in improving reading achievement in primary grade struggling readers. 30 readers, enrolled in a summer reading clinic, participated in daily 40-min mini-reading lessons across 5 weeks. During the fluency lessons, readers practiced and developed their literacy skills…
Descriptors: Outcomes of Education, Reading Difficulties, Reading Achievement, Elementary School Students
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Smith, Grant S.; Paige, David D. – Reading Psychology, 2019
Becoming a fluent reader has been established as important to reading comprehension. Prosody (expression) is an indicator of fluent reading that is linked to improved comprehension in students across elementary, middle, and secondary grades. Fluent reading is most often evaluated by classroom teachers through the use of a rubric, with the most…
Descriptors: Interrater Reliability, Oral Reading, Reading Fluency, National Competency Tests
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