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Loh, Jason Kok Khiang – Reading in a Foreign Language, 2009
This case study investigates whether teachers model reading in 1 Singapore primary school during an exercise called "uninterrupted sustained silent reading" (USSR) carried out in the classroom. Even though reading is an important determinant of a student's growth in language skills and ability, and modeling the act of reading is…
Descriptors: Sustained Silent Reading, Reading Programs, Interviews, Foreign Countries
Parsons, Christine E.; Lyddy, Fiona – Reading in a Foreign Language, 2009
For the majority of people in Ireland, Irish is a second language acquired primarily through the schooling system. This study examined the reading strategies children used in response to English and Irish words (presented in isolation), through an analysis of their oral reading errors. Children in their 4th year of schooling attending…
Descriptors: Oral Reading, Immersion Programs, Early Reading, Reading Strategies