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Pilonieta, Paola – Reading Psychology, 2010
Research supports using research-based comprehension strategies; however, comprehension strategy instruction is not highly visible in basal reading programs or classroom instruction, resulting in many students who struggle with comprehension. A content analysis examined which research-based comprehension strategies were presented in five…
Descriptors: Comprehension, Basal Reading, Reading Programs, Content Analysis
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Kelley, Michelle J.; Decker, Emmeline O. – Reading Psychology, 2009
This study examined middle school students' motivation to read using an adapted version of the Motivation to Read Profile (MRP) Survey. The MRP is comprised of items assessing students' self-concepts as readers and their value of reading. In total, 1080 sixth-, seventh-, and eighth-grade students responded. Descriptive and inferential statistics…
Descriptors: Middle School Students, Reading Motivation, Surveys, Grade 6
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Mucherah, Winnie; Yoder, Alyssa – Reading Psychology, 2008
This study examined middle school students' reading motivation and its relations to their performance on a standardized test (ISTEP+) in reading. Participants included 388 sixth- and eighth-grade students from two public middle schools. There were 229 females and 159 males. Participants responded to the Reading Motivation Questionnaire after they…
Descriptors: Middle School Students, Middle Schools, Self Efficacy, Standardized Tests
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Thames, Dana G.; Reeves, Carolyn; Kazelskis, Richard; York, Kathleen; Boling, Charlotte; Newell, Kavatus; Wang, Ying – Reading Psychology, 2008
This study examined the effects of individualized, integrated language arts as a reading approach on struggling readers' comprehension scores obtained from oral narrative, silent narrative, and silent expository passages at three levels: below-grade, on-grade, and above-grade levels. Students (N = 93) in grades four through eight, who were reading…
Descriptors: Reading Comprehension, Basal Reading, Language Arts, Program Effectiveness
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Biggs, Marie C.; Homan, Susan P.; Dedrick, Robert; Minick, Vanessa; Rasinski, Timothy – Reading Psychology, 2008
Software that teaches users to sing in tune and in rhythm while providing real-time pitch tracking was used in a study of struggling middle school readers. The software, Carry-a-Tune (CAT) was originally developed to improve singing; however, since it involves a repeated reading format, we used it to determine its effect on comprehension and…
Descriptors: Matched Groups, Reading Comprehension, Singing, Reading Instruction
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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
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Diakidoy, Irene-Anna; Stylianou, Polyxeni; Karefillidou, Christina; Papageorgiou, Panayiota – Reading Psychology an international quarterly, 2004
This study examined the hypotheses that (a) the relationship between listening and reading comprehension becomes stronger after decoding mastery; (b) the difference between listening and reading decreases with increasing grade level; and (c) similar patterns of relationship and difference are obtained with narrative and expository texts. The…
Descriptors: Grade 8, Grade 2, Written Language, Listening Comprehension
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