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Lindholm, Anna; Tengberg, Michael – Reading Psychology, 2019
This two-year longitudinal study investigated Swedish L2 middle school students' reading development and its relation to reported strategy use. Reading comprehension was measured on three occasions and strategy use was examined using the Metacognitive Awareness of Reading Strategies Inventory (MARSI) scale. The results show that student reading…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Middle School Students, Second Language Learning, Reading Comprehension
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Dickens, Rachel H.; Meisinger, Elizabeth B. – Reading Psychology, 2017
The purpose of the present study was to examine the effects of reading modality (oral versus silent) and passage genre (narrative versus expository) on the reading comprehension of middle school students. A normative sample of sixth- and seventh-grade students (n = 175) read narrative and expository texts from the Qualitative Reading Inventory,…
Descriptors: Middle School Students, Reading Comprehension, Oral Reading, Silent Reading
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Taha, Haitham – Reading Psychology, 2016
The parallels between reading and spelling skills in Arabic were tested. One-hundred forty-three native Arab students, with typical reading development, from second, fourth, and sixth grades were tested with reading, spelling and orthographic decision tasks. The results indicated a full parallel between the reading and spelling performances within…
Descriptors: Reading, Spelling, Semitic Languages, Grade 2
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Boerma, Inouk E.; Mol, Suzanne E.; Jolles, Jelle – Reading Psychology, 2016
The aim of this study was to examine the relationship between teacher perceptions and children's reading motivation, with specific attention to gender differences. The reading self-concept, task value, and attitude of 160 fifth and sixth graders were measured. Teachers rated each student's reading comprehension. Results showed that for boys,…
Descriptors: Teacher Attitudes, Gender Differences, Reading Motivation, Grade 6
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Dickens, Rachel H.; Meisinger, Elizabeth B. – Reading Psychology, 2016
The purpose of this study was to examine the effects of reading skill and reading modality (oral versus silent) on reading comprehension. A normative sample of sixth-grade students (N = 74) read texts aloud and silently and then answered questions about what they read. Skill in word reading fluency was assessed by the Test of Word Reading…
Descriptors: Reading Comprehension, Reading Skills, Oral Reading, Silent Reading
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Scott, D. Beth; Dreher, Mariam Jean – Reading Psychology, 2016
This study examined the thinking processes students engage in while constructing graphic representations of textbook content. Twenty-eight students who either used graphic representations in a routine manner during social studies instruction or learned to construct graphic representations based on the rhetorical patterns used to organize textbook…
Descriptors: Cognitive Processes, Protocol Analysis, Correlation, Textbook Content
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Wagner, Dana L.; Espin, Christine A. – Reading Psychology, 2015
Although several different reading fluency intervention approaches appear promising for adolescents who are struggling readers, few studies have directly compared various approaches. The purpose of this study was twofold: 1) to determine the relative effects of word-oriented, fluency-oriented, comprehension-oriented, and multi-component…
Descriptors: Reading Fluency, Reading Comprehension, Reading Difficulties, Elementary School Students
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Barber, Ana Taboada; Buehl, Michelle M.; Kidd, Julie K.; Sturtevant, Elizabeth G.; Nuland, Leila Richey; Beck, Jori – Reading Psychology, 2015
The authors examined the role of an intervention designed to increase reading comprehension, reading self-efficacy beliefs, and engagement in social studies for middle school students of varying language backgrounds. Thirteen sixth- and seventh-grade teachers implemented the United States History for Engaged Reading (USHER) program with their…
Descriptors: Social Studies, Reading Comprehension, Intervention, Self Efficacy
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Putman, S. Michael – Reading Psychology, 2014
The Internet is having a profound impact on the literacy practices of today's students. Acknowledging the complex processes associated with reading online, the Survey of Online Reading Attitudes and Behaviors (SORAB) was created to further our understandings in this area. A factor analysis revealed the instrument included five factors that…
Descriptors: Internet, Electronic Publishing, Reading Habits, Factor Analysis
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Foster, David K.; Foster, Dean P. – Reading Psychology, 2014
This article provides a statistical analysis of the reading gains observed at one American school in the Caribbean that was using Accelerated Reader. It provides an estimate of the number of hours students needed to read to advance their reading performance an additional year. The authors estimate how much Accelerated Reader contributed to the…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Reading Achievement, Achievement Gains, Reading Instruction
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Hedin, Laura R.; Gaffney, Janet S. – Reading Psychology, 2013
Teachers working with students with reading difficulties must decide when and how to intervene. Wood (2002) suggested that teachers' shift their levels of support to match students' needs based on moment-by-moment observations--that is, teachers should scaffold their support. In this qualitative analysis, we investigated instructors' scaffolding…
Descriptors: Middle School Students, Grade 6, Reading Difficulties, Tutoring
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Cantrell, Susan Chambers; Almasi, Janice F.; Carter, Janis C.; Rintamaa, Margaret – Reading Psychology, 2013
This study investigated teachers' efficacy and implementation in the context of a supplemental intervention for struggling adolescent readers. It examined teachers' efficacy at the start of their intervention training and investigated relationships among teachers' efficacy, implementation, and students' reading progress. The efficacy and…
Descriptors: Reading Difficulties, Literacy, Adolescents, Grade 6
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Barth, Amy E.; Stuebing, Karla K.; Fletcher, Jack M.; Cirino, Paul T.; Romain, Melissa; Francis, David; Vaughn, Sharon – Reading Psychology, 2012
We evaluated the reliability and validity of two oral reading fluency scores for 1-minute equated passages: median score and mean score. These scores were calculated from measures of reading fluency administered up to five times over the school year to students in grades six to eight (n = 1,317). Both scores were highly reliable with strong…
Descriptors: Reading Fluency, Test Validity, Test Reliability, Scores
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Reed, Deborah K.; Petscher, Yaacov – Reading Psychology, 2012
This study examined whether the type of prompt or the method of passage reading had an effect on the retell performance of 6th-8th graders randomly assigned to one of four retell testing conditions. Both the type of prompt and the use of follow-up prompting were significantly related to the percentage of predetermined idea units retold. Effect…
Descriptors: Grade 6, Grade 7, Grade 8, Reading Research
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Paige, David D. – Reading Psychology, 2011
Reading ability and motivation among adolescents across the country continues to be problematic, as only slightly more than one-third read at a proficient level (Grigg, Donahue, & Dion, 2007; Unrau & Schlackman, 2006). Hidi and Renninger (2006) have proposed a four-phase model of situational interest that suggests how activities involving…
Descriptors: Reading Difficulties, Special Needs Students, Adolescents, Middle School Students
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