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Ardasheva, Yuliya; Newcomer, Sarah N.; Firestone, Jonah B.; Lamb, Richard L. – Bilingual Research Journal, 2019
This nonexperimental study examined academic performance profiles and contributions of language-specific and metacognitive skills to science reading comprehension of Grade 7 students of varied English proficiency. The sample included 204 regular education students, most of whom were English learners (ELs; 35 non-ELs, 86 current ELs, and 83 former…
Descriptors: Metacognition, Reading Comprehension, English Language Learners, English (Second Language)
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Pacheco, Mark B.; Smith, Blaine E. – Bilingual Research Journal, 2015
We seek to understand how bilingual adolescent students leverage multiple languages and modes in digital composition. Using a translingual and multimodal perspective of composition, this study reports on the distinct communicative affordances associated with four students' multimodal codemeshing practices. Through analysis of students' digital…
Descriptors: Bilingualism, Self Concept, Multilingualism, Teaching Methods
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Martínez, Ramón Antonio – Bilingual Research Journal, 2014
This article draws on scholarship in educational and linguistic anthropology to explore awareness of Spanish-English code-switching among bilingual Chicana/o and Latina/o students in a sixth-grade English Language Arts classroom. Analysis of qualitative data gathered via participant observation, video/audio recording, and semistructured interviews…
Descriptors: Metalinguistics, Spanish, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning
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Wesely, Pamela M.; Baig, Fatima – Bilingual Research Journal, 2012
This qualitative study explores how parents decide to enroll their children in one-way immersion programs and how the decision is made to continue in those programs at the middle/junior high school level. A total of 131 parents responded to a survey with open-ended questions about these two decisions. Analyzed thematically and within a conceptual…
Descriptors: Social Networks, Educational Opportunities, Self Efficacy, Immersion Programs