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Batur, Zekerya; Özcan, Halil Ziya – International Journal of Education and Literacy Studies, 2020
This study investigated the attitudes and perceptions of 5th grade students in terms of reading. The study group consists of 10 participants, 6 girls and 4 boys, attending the 5th grade of a public school. This research is a qualitative study with a descriptive phenomenology design. As a data collection tool, the students' drawings and face to…
Descriptors: Student Attitudes, Reading Attitudes, Painting (Visual Arts), Grade 5
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Dussling, Tess – International Journal of Education and Literacy Studies, 2020
English language learners (ELLs) are the fastest growing population of students in U.S. schools, and, unfortunately often experience lower levels of reading and spelling achievement than native English-speaking students. There is growing evidence showing that early reading interventions, which have been effective with native English-speakers, can…
Descriptors: English Language Learners, Native Speakers, Spelling, Spanish Speaking
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Alasmari, Nasser; Alshae'el, Amal – International Journal of Education and Literacy Studies, 2020
English is now the most frequently used language worldwide. In academia, English has become "a hyper central language" millions of students are learning for various reasons. As such, pedagogists, academicians, and language teachers seek new tools and teaching methods to help English language learners reach high proficiency levels. The…
Descriptors: Drama, Teaching Methods, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning
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Batur, Zekerya; Basar, Murat; Süzen, Hatice Nilüfer – International Journal of Education and Literacy Studies, 2019
Mother tongue education is accomplished with four basic language skills. These skills are listening, speaking, reading and writing skills. One of the basic skills that increase the vocabulary of the individual is the reading skill. Understanding and comprehension are important in this skill. Understanding of reading is a complicated process. There…
Descriptors: Critical Reading, Reading Skills, Visual Learning, Elementary School Students
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Byfield, Lavern – International Journal of Education and Literacy Studies, 2019
In the U.S., given the growing number of students who are speakers of languages other than English, this article brings attention to a need for a nuanced perspective on the definition of English learners. The study was designed to investigate teachers' perceptions of English learners and the implications for classroom instruction. Teachers…
Descriptors: English Language Learners, Labeling (of Persons), Bilingualism, Teacher Attitudes
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Alsulami, Sami Ghazzai – International Journal of Education and Literacy Studies, 2019
This paper examines what the literature proffers regarding the relationship between dyslexia and memory deficiencies. Dyslexia is a well-known learning disability that has been recognized since the late 1800's and has grown in notoriety since it was first discovered (Javier, 2015). It is especially notable due to its current prevalence among…
Descriptors: Memory, Dyslexia, Cognitive Processes, Correlation
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Keskin, H. Kagan; Ari, Gökhan; Bastug, Muhammet – International Journal of Education and Literacy Studies, 2019
This study aims to determine how listening comprehension levels of students are affected by listening to prosodic and non-prosodic readings vocalized by a computer and human. Third-grade students of four different classes at a primary school were randomly selected in a city center in the Western Black Sea Region of Turkey to participate in the…
Descriptors: Listening Comprehension, Elementary School Students, Grade 3, Foreign Countries
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Loima, Jyrki – International Journal of Education and Literacy Studies, 2019
This is a qualitative case study of the parental feedback about participatory assessment done during the first year (2016) of the implementation of the reformed Finnish basic education curriculum. It covered grades 1-6 and was a first time to have a broader, tri-angulated teacher-student-parent assessment on learning and schooling. Consequently,…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Feedback (Response), Parent Attitudes, Evaluation Methods
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Alzahrani, Mohammed Abdullah A. – International Journal of Education and Literacy Studies, 2019
The lifestyle in Saudi Arabia has changed significantly during the last few decades since oil was discovered in 1938. This discovery led to an economic revolution in Saudi Arabia. However, this resulted in people changing their eating habits, which included eating fast food due to their new work responsibilities. Therefore, some chronic diseases…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Diabetes, Chronic Illness, Teacher Attitudes