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Antus, Robert Lawrence – Reading Improvement, 2006
In this article, the author discusses "The Et Tu Brute Complex." More specifically, this phenomenon occurs when a person, instead of supporting and befriending himself, orally condemns himself in front of other people and becomes his own worst enemy. This is a form of compulsive self-hatred. Most often, the victim of this complex is unaware of the…
Descriptors: Self Concept, Consciousness Raising, Teaching Methods, Behavior Patterns
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Flanigan, Kevin – Reading Improvement, 2006
This article focuses on a concept that has rarely been studied in beginning reading research--a child's concept of word in text. Recent examinations of this phenomenon suggest that a child's ability to match spoken words to written words while reading--a concept of word in text--plays a pivotal role in early reading development. In this article,…
Descriptors: Beginning Reading, Early Reading, Teacher Role, Emergent Literacy
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Kelly, William E.; Daughtry, Don – Reading Improvement, 2006
This study explored the relationship between reading for pleasure and noctcaelador (strong interest in, and psychological attachment to, the night sky). University students (N = 185) completed measures of reading for pleasure and noctcaelador. Age was significantly correlated with both reading for pleasure and noctcaelador. Reading for pleasure…
Descriptors: Psychological Patterns, Recreational Reading, Student Interests, College Students
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Dunn, Rita; Honigsfeld, Andrea – Reading Improvement, 2006
The purposes of this article are to discuss several approaches to reading instruction and to explore how students' learning-style preferences impact upon their achievement. The authors recommend learning-styles specific interventions to guide all students in their journey to literacy. (Contains 3 tables and 1 figure.)
Descriptors: Reading Instruction, Cognitive Style, Grouping (Instructional Purposes), Young Children
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Camahalan, Faye Marsha G. – Reading Improvement, 2006
To study the effects of Metacognitve Reading Program on Reading achievement and metacognitive strategies of students with cases of dyslexia, the author conducted a single-case quasi-experimental. The conceptual framework of the study was based on the theories of cognitive processes stating that metacognition helps regulate the flow of information…
Descriptors: Reading Instruction, Memory, Reading Programs, Reading Achievement
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Petress, Ken – Reading Improvement, 2006
In more than 30 years of university teaching; hundreds of elementary, middle, and high school visits; and numerous personal interactions with community young people, the author has repeatedly noticed that few students read newspapers or news magazines. In short, most students seem ignorant of and uncaring about current affairs. This is an alarming…
Descriptors: Student Attitudes, Printed Materials, Citizenship, Current Events
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Aluede, Oyaziwo; Omoregie, Eunice O.; Osa-Edoh, Gloria I. – Reading Improvement, 2006
This paper provides a review of current literature to support the assertion that academic dishonesty is a contemporary problem in higher education that requires very urgent attention to curb. This endeavour is organized in four sections: The first section deals with an attempt to provide a definition of academic dishonesty by exploring the extent…
Descriptors: Intervention, Higher Education, Ethics, Cheating
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Petress, Ken – Reading Improvement, 2006
Precision in language usage can be thought of as an ego boosting activity, a snobbish pastime, an arrogant trait; or it can be interpreted as an attempt to aid audiences in understanding exact meaning, an effort to reduce ambiguity, and/or as a positive role model for others in one's language community. This essay argues that the latter set of…
Descriptors: Figurative Language, Audiences, Role Models, Language Usage
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Massengill, Donita; Sundberg, Mary Lou – Reading Improvement, 2006
The purpose of this article is to present an integrated alphabetic approach that "simultaneously" teaches letter sounds and formations. We share with you the research that supports this integrated approach and present the procedures to implement this approach. Further, we document the effect of using this new integrated alphabet approach on the…
Descriptors: Orthographic Symbols, Grade 1, Summer Schools, Alphabets
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Haeseler, Lisa Ann – Reading Improvement, 2006
Elementary school teachers must clearly understand that many children of domestic violence abuse are struggling with abuse issues at home along with literacy learning at school. This article will demonstrate how a child from an adverse home environment may face additional literacy challenges in school. This article will also provide specific…
Descriptors: Family Environment, Elementary School Teachers, Literacy Education, Family Violence
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Cates, Gary L.; Rhymer, Katrina N. – Reading Improvement, 2006
An ABAB withdrawal design was used to investigate the effects of explicit timing on accurate oral reading rate of sight word phrases of four elementary students demonstrating difficulty with reading. During baseline the students were exposed to flash cards with sight word phrases and asked to read them out loud and were not made aware that they…
Descriptors: Oral Reading, Reading Rate, Elementary School Students, Reading Difficulties
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Wright, Gary; Sherman, Ross B. – Reading Improvement, 2006
For the past one hundred years, the American public has been entertained by the daily and the Sunday newspaper comic strips. The comics are now recognized as a legitimate and unique pop art form that chronicles the American culture. Research concerning reading interests and preferences provide evidence that the comics have a particular attraction…
Descriptors: Reading Research, Readability, Reading Interests, Student Motivation
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Tran, Anh – Reading Improvement, 2006
Based on a number of publications within the last five years, this article starts with an observation that vocabulary instruction for English-Language Learners is still not given adequate attention. In an attempt to improve the situation, the author suggests a modified approach to extensive reading for vocabulary and reading development. The…
Descriptors: Vocabulary, Reading Materials, Vocabulary Development, Reading Instruction
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Geary, Patricia – Reading Improvement, 2006
Experts agree that reading is the most important skill children must acquire. However, as the popular press often chides, there are millions of U.S. students who struggle to read and comprehend adequately. As a result, these students risk both school and workplace failure. Research confirms that good readers actively comprehend and simultaneously…
Descriptors: Prior Learning, Reading Research, Reading Strategies, Reading Instruction
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Barkley, Jordan M. – Reading Improvement, 2006
The purpose of this study was to investigate whether relations existed between sixth, seventh, and eighth grade learners' and their teachers' efficacy beliefs and outcome expectancies and whether student perceived efficacy beliefs were predictors of reading comprehension achievement as measured by a reading comprehension subtest score on a state…
Descriptors: Grade 6, Grade 7, Grade 8, Middle School Students
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