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Davis, Marcia H.; Tonks, Stephen M.; Hock, Michael; Wang, Wenhao; Rodriguez, Aldo – Reading Psychology, 2018
Reading motivation is a critical contributor to reading achievement and has the potential to influence its development. Educators, researchers, and evaluators need to select the best reading motivation scales for their research and classroom. The goals of this review were to identify a set of reading motivation student self-report scales used in…
Descriptors: Reading Motivation, Psychometrics, Test Reliability, Age Differences
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Wu, Jia-Fen – Reading Psychology, 2018
This study makes an effort to map the development of previous academic studies on picturebooks in order to provide an overview of contemporary picturebook research utilizing the HistCite (ver. 12.03.17) software. The findings are based on an analysis of 9,763 references to 286 articles from 175 journals indexed by the Web of Science (WoS)…
Descriptors: Bibliometrics, Databases, Picture Books, Journal Articles
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Li, Dan; Beecher, Constance; Cho, Byeong-Young – Reading Psychology, 2018
Being proficient in independently reading and writing complex informational text has become a need for college and career success. While there is a great deal of agreement on the importance of the reading of informational text in early grades and teachers are encouraged to increase amount of the reading of informational text in early grades, few…
Descriptors: Grade 4, Reading Materials, Foreign Countries, Achievement Tests
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Rosborough, Alessandro; Miner, Amy Baird; Wilcox, Brad; Morrison, Timothy G. – Reading Psychology, 2015
This study examined the productivity of faculty members who published in nine leading literacy professional journals from 1972-2012. Those universities with the greatest number of articles written by literacy faculty members are listed. This listing was also adjusted according to number of literacy faculty members at each institution, resulting in…
Descriptors: Productivity, College Faculty, Writing for Publication, Periodicals
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Watkins, Naomi M.; Liang, Lauren Aimonette – Reading Psychology, 2014
This article discusses the various labels and definitions given for texts used for informational reading and writing and the confusion caused by the inconsistency of terms. An EBSCO search on articles published from 2006 to 2011 in the three largest literacy-related professional organizations' journals produced a total of 59 articles.…
Descriptors: Journal Articles, Content Analysis, Reading Materials, Literacy
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Christ, Tanya; Wang, X. Christine – Reading Psychology, 2011
Our qualitative literature review of 31 published studies found that (a) three major approaches are used in early childhood classrooms to support children's vocabulary learning--exposing children to advanced words, providing direct word-meaning instruction, and employing mixed-method interventions; (b) these practices support children's learning…
Descriptors: Vocabulary, Children, Early Childhood Education, Vocabulary Development
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Blanton, William E.; Wood, Karen D.; Taylor, D. Bruce – Reading Psychology, 2007
Research on subject matter instruction across the 20th century (e.g., Stevens, 1912; Bellack, 1966; Hoetker & Ahlbrand; 1969; Gall, 1970; Langer, 1999; Mehan, 1979; Nystrand, 1997;) reveals a preponderance of teacher-directed lecture, recitation, and round-robin reading of text in place of instruction that focuses on reading-to-learn, thinking,…
Descriptors: Reading Instruction, Educational Strategies, Middle Schools, Reading Research
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Lee, Gabriel A. – Reading Psychology, 2006
Nassaji and Geva (1999) concluded that lower level processes, particularly efficiency in phonological and orthographic processing contributed significantly to individual differences in adult ESL reading. Moreover, they reported that speed of letter naming, while not directly associated with reading comprehension, was related to linguistic…
Descriptors: Mathematical Formulas, Reading Ability, Reading Achievement, Factor Analysis
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Figueredo, Lauren; Varnhagen, Connie K. – Reading Psychology, 2005
We investigated expectations regarding a writer's responsibility to proofread text for spelling errors when using a word processor. Undergraduate students read an essay and completed a questionnaire regarding their perceptions of the author and the quality of the essay. They then manipulated type of spelling error (no error, homophone error,…
Descriptors: Undergraduate Students, Spelling, Word Processing, Error Patterns
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Catts, Hugh W.; Hogan, Tiffany P. – Reading Psychology, 2003
Presents an overview of the language basis of reading and reading disabilities. Describes the Simple View of Reading, a model of reading that comprises two primary components, word recognition and language comprehension. Reviews research showing that language problems underlie most difficulties children have learning to read. Discusses the…
Descriptors: Early Identification, Learning Disabilities, Primary Education, Reading Comprehension
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Carlisle, Joanne F. – Reading Psychology, 2003
Provides a review of current research on the relevance of morphological awareness to reading and reading instruction. Discusses children's development of awareness of the morphemic structure of words and the need for children to learn strategies that will help them read, spell, and understand morphologically complex words. Concludes that educators…
Descriptors: Curriculum Development, Educational Objectives, Elementary Education, Literature Reviews
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Blanchard, Jay S.; Daniel, Danny S. – Reading Psychology, 1983
Suggests that microcomputers will change the teaching of reading. Offers economic, political, and scientific reasons for this belief. (FL)
Descriptors: Computer Assisted Instruction, Educational Change, Elementary Secondary Education, Futures (of Society)
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Lunn, Mary K.; Johns, Jerry L. – Reading Psychology, 1983
Summarizes P. A. Killgallon's 1942 study that helped to establish the criteria for the instructional reading level, examines W. R. Powell's 1970 critique of that study, and presents concerns about Powell's study. (FL)
Descriptors: Evaluation Methods, Informal Reading Inventories, Reading Achievement, Reading Diagnosis
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Davey, Beth – Reading Psychology, 1983
Explores how findings from current cognitive styles research might enlighten reading process and reading instruction researchers. (FL)
Descriptors: Cognitive Processes, Cognitive Style, Psychological Studies, Reading Achievement
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Royer, James M.; Lynch, Douglas J. – Reading Psychology, 1982
Reviews four uses for norm-referenced tests of reading comprehension. Concludes that three of the uses are actually misuses and that the only appropriate use is for predicting future student performance. (FL)
Descriptors: Norm Referenced Tests, Reading Comprehension, Reading Instruction, Reading Research
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