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Awada, Ghada M.; Ghaith, Ghazi M. – Reading Psychology, 2018
This article reports the results of an experimental study on the relative effectiveness of the Paideia Seminar in improving the comprehension of poetry and decreasing reading anxiety. The participants (n = 50) were English as a foreign language (EFL) ninth grade learners enrolled in classrooms at a public school in Lebanon. The study employed a…
Descriptors: Anxiety, Reading Comprehension, Poetry, Seminars
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Duggleby, Sandra J.; Tang, Wei; Kuo-Newhouse, Amy – Reading Psychology, 2016
This study examined the relationship between ninth-grade students' use of connectives (temporal, causal, adversative, and additive) in functional writing and performance on standards-based/criterion-referenced measures of reading and writing. Specifically, structural equation modeling (SEM) techniques were used to examine the relationship between…
Descriptors: Prediction, High School Students, Structural Equation Models, Reading Comprehension
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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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Bozack, Amanda R.; Salvaggio, Amy Nicole – Reading Psychology, 2013
This study explores the relationship between academic achievement and reading motivation among adolescent boys. We seek to understand (1) if motivational construct scores change meaningfully over time, (2) what relationship exists between the achievement scores and reported reading motivation, and (3) if students who report higher reading…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Reading Motivation, Males, Adolescents
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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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Cantrell, Susan Chambers; Carter, Janis C. – Reading Psychology, 2009
This study investigates relationships among adolescent students' perceived use of academic reading strategies and reading achievement, age, and gender. Good readers reported using global and problem-solving strategies to a greater extent than poor readers. Surface-level problem-solving strategies were more strongly related to higher reading…
Descriptors: Reading Achievement, Reading Strategies, Problem Solving, Adolescents
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Alvermann, Donna E.; Hagood, Margaret C.; Heron-Hruby, Alison; Hughes, Preston; Williams, Kevin B.; Yoon, Jun-Chae – Reading Psychology, 2007
The purpose of this study was to explore whether or not adolescents who are deemed underachievers and who struggle to read school-assigned textbooks will engage with popular culture texts of their own choosing (e.g., magazines, comics, TV, video games, music CDs, graffiti, e-mail, and other Internet-mediated texts). The 60 student participants,…
Descriptors: Textbooks, Cartoons, Video Games, Urban Schools