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Wimmer, Jennifer J.; Draper, Roni Jo – Reading Psychology, 2019
Given that most preservice teachers have grown up in a technological world, it is commonly accepted that they will bring their new literacies knowledge and skills into their future classrooms. However, little is actually known about preservice teachers' perceptions of the place of new literacies in elementary schools. Therefore, the purpose of…
Descriptors: Value Judgment, Preservice Teachers, Student Attitudes, Educational Needs
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Layes, Smail; Khenfour, Hichem; Lalonde, Robert; Rebai, Mohamed – Reading Psychology, 2019
In this study, we conducted a lexical decision test using masked priming paradigm to examine the morphological and orthographic priming effects in word recognition. Morphologically related word pairs can be derivational, sharing the same root or not (pseudo derivational). However, the orthographically related pairs share the same letters in…
Descriptors: Dyslexia, Semitic Languages, Priming, Semantics
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Tortorelli, Laura S. – Reading Psychology, 2019
The purpose of this study was to explore reading rates in informational text for children in the primary grades (1-3) by analyzing a large, preexisting statewide dataset (n = 21,005). The results indicated that children in the primary grades read informational text at approximately two-thirds the rates that would be anticipated based on previous…
Descriptors: Reading Rate, Elementary School Students, Norms, Grade 1
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Welsch, Jodi G.; Powell, Jennifer Jones; Robnolt, Valerie J. – Reading Psychology, 2019
Due to the Common Core State Standards, close reading is becoming a common practice in today's elementary and middle school classrooms. Qualitative content analysis of journal publications was used to determine the (a) prevalence of close reading in the existing literature, (b) knowledge about close reading from the research literature, (c) themes…
Descriptors: Critical Reading, Common Core State Standards, Elementary School Students, Middle School Students
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Zimmerman, Belinda S.; Rasinski, Timothy V.; Was, Christopher A.; Rawson, Katherine A.; Dunlosky, John; Kruse, Sharon D.; Nikbakht, Elham – Reading Psychology, 2019
This study investigated the efficacy of the Fluency Development Lesson (FDL) in improving reading achievement in primary grade struggling readers. 30 readers, enrolled in a summer reading clinic, participated in daily 40-min mini-reading lessons across 5 weeks. During the fluency lessons, readers practiced and developed their literacy skills…
Descriptors: Outcomes of Education, Reading Difficulties, Reading Achievement, Elementary School Students
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Smith, Grant S.; Paige, David D. – Reading Psychology, 2019
Becoming a fluent reader has been established as important to reading comprehension. Prosody (expression) is an indicator of fluent reading that is linked to improved comprehension in students across elementary, middle, and secondary grades. Fluent reading is most often evaluated by classroom teachers through the use of a rubric, with the most…
Descriptors: Interrater Reliability, Oral Reading, Reading Fluency, National Competency Tests
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Vaughn, Margaret – Reading Psychology, 2019
Adaptive teaching is considered a cornerstone of effective literacy teaching. Research has explored this dynamic aspect of classroom instruction and has found that given recent educational reform efforts implementing adaptive teaching during reading instruction has been particularly difficult. This study examined a yearlong inquiry of teacher…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Reading Instruction, Constructivism (Learning), Metacognition
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Yildiz, Mustafa; Kanik Uysal, Pinar; Bilge, Huzeyfe; Patricia Wolters, Alissa; Saka, Yavuz; Yildirim, Kasim; Rasinski, Timothy – Reading Psychology, 2019
The present study aimed to explore the relation between students' oral reading efficacy, reading comprehension, and academic performance on a nationwide high school placement exam (TEOG). The students were selected from a public middle school. The students' oral reading efficacy, comprehension, and TEOG achievement scores were obtained to figure…
Descriptors: Oral Reading, Reading Skills, Reading Comprehension, High Stakes Tests
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Skibbe, Lori E.; Foster, Tricia D. – Reading Psychology, 2019
Relations between participation in Imagination Library, a book distribution program that serves children from birth through age 5, and children's literacy outcomes in kindergarten were examined. Children (n = 2,428) who participated in the program had greater letter knowledge and higher scores on measures of phonological awareness when compared to…
Descriptors: Language Acquisition, Literacy, Books, Preschool Children
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Campbell, Laurie O.; Sutter, Claudia C.; Lambie, Glenn W. – Reading Psychology, 2019
Students' reading losses during the summer are a concern for schools in the United States. The purpose of this investigation was to examine fourth grade students' (N = 5,113) reading development over the summer. The results indicated that students in the lowest two quartiles made achievement gains over summer while these same students evidenced…
Descriptors: Summer Programs, Reading Programs, Reading Instruction, Reading Achievement
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Van Allen, Jennifer; Zygouris-Coe, Vassiliki – Reading Psychology, 2019
Employees in the twenty-first century must be equipped to effectively process information from print and online sources; yet, many students struggle with online research and comprehension skills, making them ill-prepared in college and careers. Utilizing a qualitative exploratory case study design, this study describes how a fourth-grade teacher…
Descriptors: Reading Instruction, Teaching Methods, Internet, Inquiry
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Hung, Yueh-Nu – Reading Psychology, 2019
This study adopted eye movement miscue analysis research method to examine and illustrate the cognitive and psychological processes of meaning construction and error detection in reading Chinese. Eighteen Taiwanese grade five elementary students read a short Chinese text with six embedded errors. Results show that like earlier studies, only about…
Descriptors: Elementary School Students, Grade 5, Chinese, Eye Movements
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D'Agostino, Jerome V.; Kelly, Robert H.; Rodgers, Emily – Reading Psychology, 2019
While there is consensus that self-corrections (SCs) ought to be coded as part of oral reading assessments, less agreement exists as to what, if any, role self-correcting plays in reading development. The purpose of this study was to address limitations of prior research and provide a more statistically accurate estimate of the role of SC in early…
Descriptors: Beginning Reading, Error Correction, Reading Difficulties, Emergent Literacy
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Hayden, Emily; Hiebert, Elfrieda H.; Trainin, Guy – Reading Psychology, 2019
This study examined how comprehension-based silent reading rate (CBSRR) is affected by grade, genre, and text position. Second and fourth graders read 2 grade-specific passages (one narrative, one informational) in 4 sections, each followed by 4 comprehension questions. Analyses of rate with a criterion level of comprehension showed higher…
Descriptors: Silent Reading, Reading Rate, Reading Comprehension, Elementary School Students
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Marron, Jill K. – Reading Psychology, 2019
The purpose of the present study is to determine if there is a relationship between oral narrative production and the reading comprehension of expository text. The researcher measured both overall and component scores for expository text comprehension and oral narrative production ability of 40 typically-developing fifth grade students. Findings…
Descriptors: Reading Comprehension, Grade 5, Reader Text Relationship, Oral Reading
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