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Ober, Teresa M.; Brooks, Patricia J.; Plass, Jan L.; Homer, Bruce D. – Reading Psychology, 2019
This study investigated direct and indirect effects of executive functions on reading comprehension in adolescents (N = 87, M = 14.0 years, SD = 1.5) by testing for parallel mediation of effects of working memory, task-switching, and inhibitory control via decoding and text recall/inference. Working memory showed direct and indirect effects on…
Descriptors: Correlation, Reading Comprehension, Executive Function, Recall (Psychology)
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Ridzi, Frank; Sylvia, Monica R.; Singh, Sunita – Reading Psychology, 2014
Research has established a connection between print exposure and reading skills. The authors examined the impact of book access on print exposure via a monthly book distribution program. At 10 months of implementation, 170 families enrolled in the Imagination Library Program in Syracuse, New York responded to a survey. Results indicated that…
Descriptors: Library Services, Books, Family Programs, Reading Programs
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Ness, Molly – Reading Psychology, 2011
The purposes of this research were (a) to understand the frequency with which K-5 teachers use informational text in their routine classroom instruction, (b) to understand the percentage of informational text in classroom libraries, and (c) to explore teachers' attitudes about informational text. Survey data of 318 participants indicated that K-5…
Descriptors: Instructional Materials, Teaching Methods, Teacher Attitudes, Elementary School Teachers
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Margolis, Howard; McCabe, Patrick P. – Reading Psychology, 2006
Many schools mandate that teachers use scripted lessons and specific reading programs. To minimize the many problems that such instructional inflexibility can create for struggling readers, this article describes five principles of motivation and shows how teachers can apply these principles with struggling readers within the framework of mandated…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Reading Programs, Reading Difficulties, Reading Instruction