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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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Asadi, Ibrahim A. – Reading Psychology, 2020
This study aimed at examining the contribution of various linguistic components to reading comprehension (RC) in the seventh and ninth grades and to compare this contribution between two groups: children with typical development and those with reading disorders (RD). This was done by testing the relative contribution of phonological awareness,…
Descriptors: Reading Comprehension, Middle School Students, Prediction, Semitic Languages
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Yildiz, Mustafa; Kanik Uysal, Pinar; Bilge, Huzeyfe; Patricia Wolters, Alissa; Saka, Yavuz; Yildirim, Kasim; Rasinski, Timothy – Reading Psychology, 2019
The present study aimed to explore the relation between students' oral reading efficacy, reading comprehension, and academic performance on a nationwide high school placement exam (TEOG). The students were selected from a public middle school. The students' oral reading efficacy, comprehension, and TEOG achievement scores were obtained to figure…
Descriptors: Oral Reading, Reading Skills, Reading Comprehension, High Stakes Tests
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Hayden, Emily; Hiebert, Elfrieda H.; Trainin, Guy – Reading Psychology, 2019
This study examined how comprehension-based silent reading rate (CBSRR) is affected by grade, genre, and text position. Second and fourth graders read 2 grade-specific passages (one narrative, one informational) in 4 sections, each followed by 4 comprehension questions. Analyses of rate with a criterion level of comprehension showed higher…
Descriptors: Silent Reading, Reading Rate, Reading Comprehension, Elementary School Students
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Marron, Jill K. – Reading Psychology, 2019
The purpose of the present study is to determine if there is a relationship between oral narrative production and the reading comprehension of expository text. The researcher measured both overall and component scores for expository text comprehension and oral narrative production ability of 40 typically-developing fifth grade students. Findings…
Descriptors: Reading Comprehension, Grade 5, Reader Text Relationship, Oral Reading
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Lindholm, Anna; Tengberg, Michael – Reading Psychology, 2019
This two-year longitudinal study investigated Swedish L2 middle school students' reading development and its relation to reported strategy use. Reading comprehension was measured on three occasions and strategy use was examined using the Metacognitive Awareness of Reading Strategies Inventory (MARSI) scale. The results show that student reading…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Middle School Students, Second Language Learning, Reading Comprehension
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Asadi, Ibrahim A. – Reading Psychology, 2019
Phonological awareness may be influenced by differences in the characteristics of the items studied. This hypothesis is considered particularly applicable to Arabic, which is a diglossic language. This study examined the impact of phonemic position and the affiliation of the items between spoken and standard languages on phonemic isolation tasks.…
Descriptors: Phonological Awareness, Semitic Languages, Kindergarten, Grade 1
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Negrete, Sarah; Bear, Donald R. – Reading Psychology, 2019
This study investigated relationships among the reading fluency, word recognition, language background, and reading achievement in second through fifth graders. Among the 250 students sampled, 70% were within word pattern (WWP) spellers. These WWP stage spellers were remarkably similar in reading, regardless of grade and Limited English Proficient…
Descriptors: Orthographic Symbols, Reading Fluency, Word Recognition, Spelling
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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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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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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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