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Tarchi, Christian – Reading Psychology, 2017
This study explored the differential contribution of cognitive and motivational factors on the comprehension of an expository text in secondary school students. One hundred and fifty-five 7th and 8th grade students were assessed in prior knowledge, inferences, metacognition, reading motivation, topic interest, and reading comprehension of history…
Descriptors: Expository Writing, Secondary School Students, Prior Learning, Grade 7
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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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Townsend, Dianna; Bear, Donald; Templeton, Shane; Burton, Amy – Reading Psychology, 2016
The purpose of the current study was to determine relationships between orthographic and morphological awareness of academic words and achievement across content areas. Participants (n = 256), diverse seventh and eighth graders, took three word knowledge measures; two standardized achievement measures were used as outcomes. Orthographic awareness…
Descriptors: Academic Discourse, Vocabulary, Academic Achievement, Grade 7
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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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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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Ho, Amy N.; Guthrie, John T. – Reading Psychology, 2013
The present study investigated the multivariate relationships between several aspects of motivation and achievement in reading. Canonical correlation analysis was used to examine patterns of associations for reading information texts in Phase I and for reading literary texts in Phase II. The samples were 923 and 225 seventh graders, respectively.…
Descriptors: Reading Achievement, Multivariate Analysis, Correlation, Grade 7
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Huang, SuHua – Reading Psychology, 2013
This study employed a triangulated mixed method to investigate reading motivation of Chinese middle school students in Taiwan. A total of 247 seventh grade students (122 boys and 125 girls) participated voluntarily by completing the Chinese Motivation for Research Questionnaire (CMRQ). Sixteen of the 247 students were purposely selected to…
Descriptors: Student Attitudes, Statistical Analysis, Foreign Countries, Semi Structured Interviews
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Mucherah, Winnie; Herendeen, Abbey – Reading Psychology, 2013
This study examined primary school students' reading motivation and performance on the standardized exam. Participants included 901 seventh and eighth grade students from Kenya. There were 468 females and 433 males. Contrary to previous studies, results showed reading challenge and aesthetics, but not efficacy, predicted reading achievement,…
Descriptors: Reading Motivation, Elementary School Students, Reading Achievement, Foreign Countries
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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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Stanley, Nile; Stanley, Laurel – Reading Psychology, 2011
Multiple regression analysis indicates that the Reading-Level Indicator, a paper-and-pencil test, is a moderately strong predictor for the high-stakes standardized test, the Florida Comprehensive Achievement Test in Reading. Classroom teachers can administer the inexpensive Reading-Level Indicator in a short period of time and use the results as a…
Descriptors: Standardized Tests, High Stakes Tests, Achievement Tests, Multiple Regression Analysis
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Rasinski, Timothy; Samuels, S. Jay; Hiebert, Elfrieda; Petscher, Yaacov; Feller, Karen – Reading Psychology, 2011
Reading fluency has been identified as a key component in effective literacy instruction (National Reading Panel, 2000). Instruction in reading fluency has been shown to lead to improvements in reading achievement. Reading fluency instruction is most commonly associated with guided repeated oral reading instruction. In the present retrospective…
Descriptors: Urban Schools, Reading Comprehension, Silent Reading, Reading Fluency
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Alfassi, Miriam – Reading Psychology, 2009
This comparative study examines the role of contextual features embedded in a dialogic environment in fostering literacy. The study, implemented by language arts teachers in a middle school setting, investigates the effectiveness of an instructional program designed to create a collaborative dialogic learning environment that imparts literacy. The…
Descriptors: Educational Objectives, Discourse Communities, Instructional Effectiveness, Literacy
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Lawrence, Joshua Fahey – Reading Psychology, 2009
Mostly low-income African American and Hispanic teens (N = 192) were tested in (a) passage comprehension, (b) vocabulary ability, (c) cloze task performance, and (d) listening comprehension in the spring and vocabulary in the fall. Students were surveyed about reading (a) narrative, (b) expository, (c) teen culture, and (d) online texts.…
Descriptors: Reading Comprehension, Listening Comprehension, Profiles, African Americans
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