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Uysal, Pinar Kanik; Bilge, Huzeyfe – International Electronic Journal of Elementary Education, 2018
The purpose of this study is to investigate the relationship between the reading fluency and the reading comprehension in accordance with the type of the text. Participants of the study are 99 students who were chosen among fifth graders in a Turkish secondary school. The study utilized descriptive analysis and adopted predictive correlational…
Descriptors: Reading Fluency, Reading Comprehension, Reading Materials, Secondary School Students
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Käsper, Maile; Uibu, Krista; Mikk, Jaan – International Electronic Journal of Elementary Education, 2018
Primary school students have difficulties with text comprehension, and therefore support from teachers via proper language teaching strategies is needed. The aim of the study was to determine the impact of language teaching strategies on students' reading outcomes and reading interest. In the current paper, two reading outcomes--vocabulary…
Descriptors: Language Teachers, Teaching Methods, Grade 3, Reading Interests
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Schugar, Heather R.; Dreher, Miriam Jean – International Electronic Journal of Elementary Education, 2017
This study is a secondary analysis of reading data collected from over 165,000 fourth graders as part of the U.S. National Assessment of Educational Progress. Using hierarchical linear modelling, the authors investigated factors associated with students' informational text comprehension, including out-of-school reading engagement, and in-school…
Descriptors: Elementary School Students, Grade 4, Reading Comprehension, Educational Indicators
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Kocaarslan, Mustafa – International Electronic Journal of Elementary Education, 2016
This study aimed to establish the possible relationships between reading comprehension competence, reading attitude and the vividness of mental imagery among Turkish fourth-grade students. Participants were fourth grade students, selected using convenience sampling from two different public schools (n=103) in Bartin, Turkey. The research was…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Correlation, Reading Comprehension, Reading Attitudes
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Papatga, Erdal; Ersoy, Ali – International Electronic Journal of Elementary Education, 2016
The aim of this study was to reveal how reading comprehension skills of elementary fourth graders who have problems in reading comprehension can be improved by means of the SCRATCH program. The study was designed as a participant action research. It was carried out within a 15- week process at an elementary school with middle socio-economic level…
Descriptors: Reading Comprehension, Reading Improvement, Elementary School Students, Grade 4
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Pishghadamn, Reza; Abbasnejad, Hannaheh – International Electronic Journal of Elementary Education, 2016
Given the deficiencies of readability formulae as reliable tools for measuring text readability in educational settings, this study aims to offer a new measure to improve the current methods of testing the readability levels of texts through the incorporation of the newly-developed concept of emotioncy. To this end, a group of 221 students were…
Descriptors: Readability, Readability Formulas, Psychological Patterns, Emotional Response
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Özsoy, Gökhan; Kuruyer, Hayriye Gül; Çakiroglu, Ahmet – International Electronic Journal of Elementary Education, 2015
The purpose of the current study is to investigate the correlation between students' reading levels and mathematical problem solving skills. The present study was conducted in line with a qualitative research method, i.e., the phenomenological method. The study group of the current research is composed of six third grade students with different…
Descriptors: Correlation, Reading Skills, Mathematics Skills, Problem Solving
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Mokhtari, Kouider; Niederhauser, Dale S. – International Electronic Journal of Elementary Education, 2013
In this study, we examined 5th grade students' levels of vocabulary knowledge and syntactic awareness relative to their reading comprehension performance. The aim was to explore the contributions of vocabulary and syntactic awareness as potential sources of reading comprehension difficulty for these readers. Overall, we found that both vocabulary…
Descriptors: Elementary School Students, Grade 5, Reading Comprehension, Vocabulary Development
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Saraç, Seda; Karakelle, Sema – International Electronic Journal of Elementary Education, 2012
The study investigates the interrelationships between different on-line and off-line measures for assessing metacognition. The participants were 47 fifth grade elementary students. Metacognition was assessed through two off-line and two on-line measures. The off-line measures consisted of a teacher rating scale and a self-report questionnaire. The…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Metacognition, Measures (Individuals), Elementary School Students
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McNamara, Danielle S.; Kendeou, Panayiota – International Electronic Journal of Elementary Education, 2011
The authors review five major findings in reading comprehension and their implications for educational practice. First, research suggests that comprehension skills are separable from decoding processes and important at early ages, suggesting that comprehension skills should be targeted early, even before the child learns to read. Second, there is…
Descriptors: Educational Practices, Reading Comprehension, Correlation, Reading Instruction
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Pae, Hye K.; Sevcik, Rose A. – International Electronic Journal of Elementary Education, 2011
This study examined the respective contribution of verbal working memory, which was operationalized as immediate digit and sentence recall, to bilingual children's reading fluency and comprehension in the first language (L1) and second language (L2). Fifty children from two international sites took part in this study: One group was English-Korean…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Short Term Memory, Verbal Ability, Bilingual Students
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Sarac, Seda; Tarhan, Betul – International Electronic Journal of Elementary Education, 2009
Comprehension monitoring is crucial for successful reading. Although the researchers appreciate the importance of comprehension monitoring in L2 reading, there are only a few studies done on the comprehension monitoring ability of L2 readers. The main aim of this study was to investigate the comprehension monitoring abilities of university…
Descriptors: Reading Comprehension, Metacognition, Undergraduate Students, English (Second Language)