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Sinclair, Jeanne; Jang, Eunice Eunhee; Vincett, Megan – Reading Research Quarterly, 2019
This study examined the literacy profiles of students from diverse home-language backgrounds and tracked those profiles from grade 6 to grade 10. The authors also investigated the predictive relations of students' immigration background, gender, and participation in two instructional programs. The results from latent class and latent transition…
Descriptors: Literacy, Profiles, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning
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Cho, Byeong-Young; Woodward, Lindsay; Li, Dan – Reading Research Quarterly, 2018
This study examines how the beliefs that adolescent readers hold about knowledge and knowing are activated during online reading. The research questions center on the pattern of these readers' epistemic processes through which more or less productive learning occurs. High school students performed a critical online reading task on a controversial…
Descriptors: Reading Processes, Epistemology, Student Attitudes, Task Analysis
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Reed, Deborah K.; Petscher, Yaacov; Truckenmiller, Adrea J. – Reading Research Quarterly, 2017
This study explored the relationship between the reading ability and science achievement of students in grades 5, 8, and 9. Reading ability was assessed with four measures: word recognition, vocabulary, syntactic knowledge, and comprehension (23% of all passages were on science topics). Science achievement was assessed with state…
Descriptors: Reading Ability, Science Achievement, Middle School Students, Elementary School Students
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Caplan, David; Waters, Gloria; Bertram, Julia; Ostrowski, Adam; Michaud, Jennifer – Reading Research Quarterly, 2016
The authors assessed 4,865 middle and high school students for the ability to recognize and understand written and spoken morphologically simple words, morphologically complex words, and the syntactic structure of sentences and for the ability to answer questions about facts presented in a written passage and to make inferences based on those…
Descriptors: Middle School Students, High School Students, Language Skills, Language Processing
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Denton, Carolyn A.; Enos, Mischa; York, Mary J.; Francis, David J.; Barnes, Marcia A.; Kulesz, Paulina A.; Fletcher, Jack M.; Carter, Suzanne – Reading Research Quarterly, 2015
Based on the analysis of 620 think-aloud verbal protocols from students in grades 7, 9, and 11, we examined students' conscious engagement in inference generation, paraphrasing, verbatim text repetition, and monitoring while reading narrative or informational texts that were either at or above the students' current reading levels. Students were…
Descriptors: Reading Comprehension, Protocol Analysis, Reading Aloud to Others, Secondary School Students
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Levine, Sarah – Reading Research Quarterly, 2014
Experienced readers of literature are more likely than novices to identify aspects of text that are salient to literary interpretation and to construct figurative meanings and thematic inferences from literary texts. This quasi-experimental study explores the hypothesis that novice readers can be supported in constructing literary interpretations…
Descriptors: Inferences, Quasiexperimental Design, Hypothesis Testing, Reader Text Relationship
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Wise, Bob – Reading Research Quarterly, 2007
Since becoming president of the Alliance for Excellent Education in February 2005, the author has learned a great deal about the vital role that high-quality literacy research plays in improving teaching. Education researchers know how critical it is that they serve the needs of educators. As a former governor of West Virginia and member of the…
Descriptors: Researchers, Reading Research, Educational Change, Educational Opportunities
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Godley, Amanda J.; Carpenter, Brian D.; Werner, Cynthia A. – Reading Research Quarterly, 2007
The purpose of this study was to examine the language ideologies--the assumptions about the nature of language, language variation, and language learning--reflected in a widespread daily editing activity often known as Daily Oral Language or Daily Language Practice. Through a yearlong ethnographic study of grammar instruction in three urban,…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Standard Spoken Usage, State Standards, Ideology
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Rubinstein-Avila, Eliane – Reading Research Quarterly, 2007
This investigation focuses on the literacy practices of a young Dominican immigrant woman attending a high school in the United States. Drawing from multiple bodies of research and the qualitative research genre of portraiture, the author relies on ethnographic classroom observations and interviews during one and a half years to provide a nuanced…
Descriptors: Latin Americans, Immigrants, Literacy, Experience
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Sternberg, Betty J.; Kaplan, Karen A.; Borck, Jennifer E. – Reading Research Quarterly, 2007
Adolescent literacy achievement across the United States is in crisis. More than eight million students in grades 4 to 12 are identified as struggling readers. These students, who perform below grade level in reading and writing, are at high risk for failure in all content subjects and ultimately for dropping out of school. Professionals in the…
Descriptors: Grade 4, Educational Technology, Delivery Systems, Word Processing
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Leander, Kevin M.; Rowe, Deborah Wells – Reading Research Quarterly, 2006
In many literacy classrooms, students engage in public performances in which they use various texts, movements of their bodies, and verbal interactions. How do we interpret such events? In this article, we critique a representational mode of interpretation and describe an alternate mode. We argue that literacy performances are often about creating…
Descriptors: Concept Mapping, Literacy, Performance, Interaction
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Smagorinsky, Peter; Cook, Leslie Susan; Reed, Patty M. – Reading Research Quarterly, 2005
This study analyzes the composition by a high school senior of a house design for a class in architectural design. He produced this text in relation to the readings of that text by his teacher and other potential readers. The authors take a Vygotskian perspective to understand the settings, goals, and tools through which he composed his…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, High School Seniors, Building Design, Architectural Education