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Ediger, Marlow – Reading Improvement, 2017
This article explores the question of excessive testing in public schools, its value in the educational process, and the impact that excessive testing may have on the student and the family unit. While assessments are valuable when used properly, excessive testing may lead to problems with unforeseen consequences.
Descriptors: Testing, Public Schools, Standardized Tests, Test Results
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Hastings, Kathryn – Reading Improvement, 2016
The benefits of engaging with age-appropriate reading materials in classroom settings are numerous. For example, students' comprehension is developed as they acquire new vocabulary and concepts. The Common Core requires all students have daily opportunities to engage with "complex text" regardless of students' decoding levels. However,…
Descriptors: Reading Materials, Learner Engagement, Common Core State Standards, Decoding (Reading)
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Asici, Murat – Reading Improvement, 2015
Literacy concept has changed and become different as a result of researches carried out in the field of educational sciences, and social and technological developments in the world. Particularly after the 1990s, literacy concept included not a single fact, but multiple facts. The word literacy has started being used along with different…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Literacy, Concept Formation, Educational Development
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Lin, Show Mei; Griffith, Priscilla – Reading Improvement, 2014
This article reviews the literature on computer-supported collaborative learning in second language and foreign language writing. While research has been conducted on the effects of online technology in first language reading and writing, this article explores how online technology affects second and foreign language writing. The goal of this…
Descriptors: Literature Reviews, Second Language Instruction, Educational Technology, Technology Uses in Education
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Gao, Yang – Reading Improvement, 2013
Reading teachers focus more on the instruction of reading content or strategies, but pay relatively less attention to the impact of writing on reading comprehension. Based on mediation theory, the author examined the effect of summary writing about reading texts on readers' comprehension. By reviewing relevant literatures on the topic of…
Descriptors: Reading Comprehension, Mediation Theory, Writing Exercises, Reading Ability
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Holm, Daniel – Reading Improvement, 2012
Adults and children around the world are actively engaged in making the environment a better place. Their efforts include recycling, adopting whales and acres of the rain forest, as well as, cleaning up after oil spills and revitalizing eco-systems. This caring for the environment is what is defined in this article as "environmental empathy in…
Descriptors: Childrens Literature, Caring, Empathy, Environmental Education
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Olson, Peter C. – Reading Improvement, 2011
This study attempted to determine whether giving lower performing tutors preferential instruction over their higher performing tutees before they engage in peer tutoring sessions may help increase the reading achievement for these lower performing tutors. The preferential instruction consisted of giving adult-delivered instruction in a targeted…
Descriptors: Expertise, Video Technology, Reading Difficulties, Reading Fluency
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Prado, Ludivina; Plourde, Lee A. – Reading Improvement, 2011
The relationship between the intentional teaching of reading strategies and the increase in reading comprehension was studied. The Northwest Evaluation Association (NWEA) reading pretest and posttest scores of 57 subjects were analyzed to see if there was a significant increase in performance after the reading strategies were taught. The study…
Descriptors: Reading Comprehension, Reading Strategies, Scores, Gender Differences
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Wilawan, Sujunya – Reading Improvement, 2011
This study investigated the effects of an instructional procedure which incorporated lexical cohesion and macrorules to promote main idea comprehension of Thai EFL students. One hundred and six undergraduate students taking a reading module were randomly assigned to one of three teaching conditions: the combined use of lexical cohesion and…
Descriptors: Control Groups, Undergraduate Students, Rhetoric, Student Attitudes
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Burgess, Stephen R.; Sargent, Stephan; Smith, Melinda; Hill, Nancy; Morrison, Susan – Reading Improvement, 2011
Several authors have suggested that a teacher's ability to encourage a disposition to read may be linked to their personal reading habits and views of literacy. This study examined the relationship between elementary school teachers' reading habits, knowledge of children's literature, and their use of literacy best practices in the classroom. One…
Descriptors: Childrens Literature, Reading Habits, Literacy, Elementary School Teachers
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Gilliam, Brenda K.; Dykes, Frank; Gerla, Jacqueline K.; Wright, Gary L. – Reading Improvement, 2011
The purpose of this study was to explore the link between speech and reading to oneself among struggling readers in secondary schools. The researchers examined the extent to which adolescent struggling readers used various vocal and subvocal behaviors, such as lip movement, mumbling, whispering, and oral reading during individual reading…
Descriptors: Silent Reading, Oral Reading, Reading Skills, Reading Instruction
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Hovland, Michelle R.; Gapp, Susan C.; Theis, Becky L. – Reading Improvement, 2011
The purpose of this observation case study was to understand pre-school and kindergarten teachers' perceptions of what "distinguishing the characteristics of print" means and to identify strategies pre-school and kindergarten teachers employ to assist young children in learning to distinguish the characteristics. This study used…
Descriptors: Childrens Writing, Young Children, Kindergarten, Teaching Methods
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Eisouh, Zuhair S. – Reading Improvement, 2011
This cross-sectional study attempted to determine whether the English negation errors made by the University of Jordan's students were similar to the English negation errors proposed by Klima and Bellugi (1966), or influenced by the Arabic syntactic structures of negative sentences. Data of negative structures were gathered, and error counts were…
Descriptors: Semitic Languages, Sentences, Syntax, Morphemes
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Uchiyama, Takumi – Reading Improvement, 2011
Concern has been expressed about teaching English to the fifth- and the sixth graders in the public schools of Japan. There appears to be an insufficiency of materials as well as anxiety among teachers who must instruct these grades. Story telling may be an important step for developing English competence. The current study replicated the work of…
Descriptors: Story Telling, Reading Comprehension, Foreign Countries, Grade 6
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Weshah, Hani A.; Tomok, Tamara N. – Reading Improvement, 2011
This study investigated the impact of a training program based on pedagogical knowledge on improving the speaking and writing skills teaching practices of female English language teachers. The participants consisted of 30 teachers: 10 as an experimental group and 20 as a control group. To answer the study questions, the researchers developed a…
Descriptors: Experimental Groups, Control Groups, Speech Communication, Program Effectiveness
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