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Wulfemeyer, Julie – Journal of College Reading and Learning, 2019
This article addresses well-known and difficult problems involving reading comprehension and compliance in college courses, using a lower-level philosophy course as a case study. It draws upon both general and discipline-specific research in three promising areas for reading instruction: metacognition, modeling via "think-alouds," and…
Descriptors: Reading Comprehension, Case Studies, Philosophy, Reading Instruction
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Holton Brathwaite, Noel – Journal of College Reading and Learning, 2019
This study explores the pedagogical effectiveness of assignments developed for a first-year composition course to encourage reflexive reading habits that can aid students in the writing process. Students in this course were asked to articulate the connections they found between multimodal texts of their own choosing and texts assigned by their…
Descriptors: Reading Instruction, Teaching Methods, Freshman Composition, Writing (Composition)
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Theriault, Jennifer C. – Journal of College Reading and Learning, 2019
This case study examined postsecondary students' participation within a developmental literacy course, Reading 100. The study involved five weeks of observations and two student interviews. Findings indicate students utilized oral participation when they felt comfortable as a way to demonstrate interest and keep class moving forward while students…
Descriptors: College Students, Reading Instruction, Literacy Education, Student Participation
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Biggs, Brad A.; Bowers, Erica; Bartle Angus, Kathryn – Journal of College Reading and Learning, 2018
Postsecondary institutions need well-prepared instructors to equip students for changing economic and social realities, instructors who are also trained to address the learning needs of the many students who enter college unprepared to learn and persevere in a program of study. Unlike teacher preparation for kindergarten through twelfth grade, a…
Descriptors: Community Colleges, Universities, Partnerships in Education, Remedial Instruction
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Stahl, Norman A.; Armstrong, Sonya L. – Journal of College Reading and Learning, 2018
At present, there is much discussion regarding the future of reading instruction at the postsecondary level. In order to contemplate the future of the field of college reading, however, we must first consider the field's history, and particularly the last several decades. The purpose of this manuscript is to explore both the external and internal…
Descriptors: Reading Instruction, College Instruction, Futures (of Society), Educational Trends
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Greenbaum, JoAnne; Angus, Kathryn Bartle – Journal of College Reading and Learning, 2018
A position statement on the rights of adult readers and learners was adopted by the CRLA board in 2002 and published with a theoretical rationale in ["Journal of College Reading and Learning"] "JCRL," Spring 2003. The statement was a guideline for educators seeking to improve the quality of adult education. In 2016, at the…
Descriptors: Postsecondary Education, Adult Education, Adult Students, Student Rights
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Roth, Daniel – Journal of College Reading and Learning, 2017
Although vocabulary instruction is a pressing need for postsecondary reading instructors, a minimal amount of current postsecondary scholarship addresses this need, and almost no current scholarship addresses the textbook tradition of morphemic analysis (MA). The present article reviews the literature on MA instruction and argues for teaching MA…
Descriptors: Morphemes, Developmental Studies Programs, Reading Instruction, Textbooks
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Armstrong, Sonya L.; Stahl, Norman A. – Journal of College Reading and Learning, 2017
As part of a study (Armstrong, Stahl, & Kantner, 2015a, 2015b, 2016) of curricular alignment between developmental reading (DR) and introductory-level general education (GE) at one community college, we asked faculty participants about the DR coursework at their own institution. Throughout data analysis, we became interested in how non-DR…
Descriptors: Community Colleges, Reading Comprehension, Literacy, Literacy Education
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Pacello, James – Journal of College Reading and Learning, 2014
This qualitative research study was aimed at examining the experiences and perceptions of students at a four-year college in New York City who were enrolled in an integrated reading and writing course designed to help students connect the literacy skills learned in the course to other contexts. Focusing on three students enrolled in the course,…
Descriptors: Qualitative Research, Student Experience, Student Attitudes, College Students
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Ambrose, Valerie K.; Davis, C. Amelia; Ziegler, Mary F. – Journal of College Reading and Learning, 2013
Developmental reading instructors are increasingly pressured to include real-world content in their curriculum to bring contextualized teaching and learning to life. The purpose of this practitioner-focused article is to tie knowledge about contextualized teaching and learning with classroom application techniques. We present a framework that…
Descriptors: Developmental Studies Programs, Remedial Reading, Teaching Methods, Context Effect
Perin, Dolores; Bork, Rachel Hare; Peverly, Stephen T.; Mason, Linda H. – Journal of College Reading and Learning, 2013
Two experiments were conducted with developmental education students to investigate the impact of a contextualized intervention focusing on written summarization and other reading and writing skills. In experiment 1 (n = 322), greater gain was found for intervention than comparison participants on three summarization measures: proportion of main…
Descriptors: Developmental Studies Programs, Teaching Methods, Reading Instruction, Writing Instruction
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Mongillo, Geraldine; Wilder, Hilary – Journal of College Reading and Learning, 2012
This qualitative study focused on at-risk college freshmen's ability to read and write expository text using game-like, online expository writing activities. These activities required participants to write descriptions of a target object so that peers could guess what the object was, after which they were given the results of those guesses as…
Descriptors: Feedback (Response), College Freshmen, Expository Writing, Reading Strategies
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Armstrong, Sonya L.; Newman, Mary – Journal of College Reading and Learning, 2011
In this article, a model of intertextuality is introduced as an instructional approach for postsecondary developmental reading courses. This model involves a scaffolded, schema building approach to teaching college reading that aims to link core material (a text, a concept, or specific academic content) with supplementary texts that focus on…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Reading Instruction, College Students, Learner Engagement
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Vandsburger, Etty; Duncan-Daston, Rana – Journal of College Reading and Learning, 2011
A successful lecture that includes meaningful class discussions requires students to be familiar with the topics covered in the assigned reading. However, because college students frequently do not complete such reading prior to class, instructors are faced with the challenge of finding methods that would encourage students to do so. The purpose…
Descriptors: Qualitative Research, Textbooks, Study Guides, Social Work
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Zoghi, Masoud; Mustapha, Ramlee; Maasum, Tg. Nor Rizan Mohd. – Journal of College Reading and Learning, 2010
The present study was an attempt to probe into the feasibility and effectiveness of a reading instructional approach called MCSR--Modified Collaborative Strategic Reading. Based on a pretest-posttest design, MCSR was implemented with 42 university-level EFL freshmen. They met once a week and received EFL reading instruction according to MCSR for…
Descriptors: English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Reading Comprehension, Student Attitudes
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