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Alzubi, Ali Abbas Falah; Singh, Manjet KAUR A/P Mehar – International Electronic Journal of Elementary Education, 2018
This study investigated the impact of social strategies mediated by smartphone features and applications on socio-cultural autonomy in English as a Foreign Language (EFL) reading context among undergraduates in Saudi Arabia. Two EFL reading classes of 70 students acted as an experimental and a control group participated in this study. A…
Descriptors: Telecommunications, Handheld Devices, English (Second Language), Second Language Instruction
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Seraye, Abdullah M. – International Electronic Journal of Elementary Education, 2016
Arab readers, both beginning and advanced, are encouraged to read and accustomed to unvowelized and undiacriticized texts. Previous literature claimed that the presence of short vowels in the text would facilitate the reading comprehension of both beginning and advanced Arab readers. However, with a claimed strict controlling procedure, different…
Descriptors: Vowels, Familiarity, Arabs, Word Frequency
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Alduraby, Hanan; Liu, Jane – International Electronic Journal of Elementary Education, 2014
This action research was to answer the pedagogical question: How effective can a branching story approach be as a motivational tool for elementary reading instruction? A branching story was created with hyperlinks built into a Powerpoint story. The young readers could interact with options at different turning points of the story, which activated…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Action Research, Reading Instruction, Instructional Effectiveness
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Alshumaimeri, Yousif – International Electronic Journal of Elementary Education, 2011
In this study I investigated the relative effects of different reading methods on the comprehension performance of Saudi EFL 10th grade male students. The scores of participants who read three comparable passages in three ways (oral, silent and subvocalizing) were compared. Results revealed a significant difference between oral reading and…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, English (Second Language), Second Language Instruction, Secondary School Students