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Welsch, Jodi G.; Powell, Jennifer Jones; Robnolt, Valerie J. – Reading Psychology, 2019
Due to the Common Core State Standards, close reading is becoming a common practice in today's elementary and middle school classrooms. Qualitative content analysis of journal publications was used to determine the (a) prevalence of close reading in the existing literature, (b) knowledge about close reading from the research literature, (c) themes…
Descriptors: Critical Reading, Common Core State Standards, Elementary School Students, Middle School Students
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Zimmerman, Belinda S.; Rasinski, Timothy V.; Was, Christopher A.; Rawson, Katherine A.; Dunlosky, John; Kruse, Sharon D.; Nikbakht, Elham – Reading Psychology, 2019
This study investigated the efficacy of the Fluency Development Lesson (FDL) in improving reading achievement in primary grade struggling readers. 30 readers, enrolled in a summer reading clinic, participated in daily 40-min mini-reading lessons across 5 weeks. During the fluency lessons, readers practiced and developed their literacy skills…
Descriptors: Outcomes of Education, Reading Difficulties, Reading Achievement, Elementary School Students
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Ghavamnia, Maedeh – Reading Psychology, 2019
The purpose of this mixed-method investigation was to examine the effect of explicit instruction of cognitive strategies on the reading performance of Iranian graduate students and identify the cognitive strategies the participants used while reading a scientific article in English (L2). Prior to the study, the students completed a questionnaire…
Descriptors: Direct Instruction, Teaching Methods, Graduate Students, English (Second Language)
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Albashtawi, Abeer Hameed – Reading Psychology, 2019
This mixed-methods study examined the effectiveness of the Cognitive Academic Language Learning Approach (CALLA) on the improvement of EFL students' academic reading achievement. Participants were 122 Jordanian EFL undergraduate students who were divided into two groups: experimental and control groups. Data were collected using academic reading…
Descriptors: English (Second Language), English Language Learners, Academic Language, Instructional Effectiveness
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Graves, Michael F.; Ringstaff, Cathy; Li, Linlin; Flynn, Kylie – Reading Psychology, 2018
This study examined the effects of three trials of a one-semester program designed to teach word learning strategies. Together, the three trials included 320 fourth- and fifth-grade students from diverse backgrounds. Trial 1 showed that the program significantly increased students? scores on an experimenter-designed test. Trial 2 again showed that…
Descriptors: Elementary School Students, Learning Strategies, Vocabulary, Grade 4
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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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McDermott, Peter; Gormley, Kathleen A. – Reading Psychology, 2016
Proponents claim technology will transform classroom teaching and improve children's engagement and learning. Opponents argue that such benefits are oversold because little evidence exists that technology improves teaching and learning. We examined how elementary teachers in an urban school that was well resourced with technology used it when…
Descriptors: Elementary School Teachers, Technology Uses in Education, Reading Instruction, Teaching Methods
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Mitchell, Rebekkah J.; Morrison, Timothy G.; Feinauer, Erika; Wilcox, Brad; Black, Sharon – Reading Psychology, 2016
A quasi-experimental study examined some effects of cross-age tutoring on fourth grade tutors' and second grade tutees' ability to spell accurately and correct errors on their own rough drafts. Half of the participating tutors were trained in tutoring skills; half were not. All participants were given pre- and post-assessments. On dictated writing…
Descriptors: Tutoring, Grade 4, Grade 2, Spelling
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Ari, Omer – Reading Psychology, 2015
Effects of wide reading and repeated readings were examined on struggling college readers' silent reading rate and reading comprehension relative to a vocabulary study control condition. Randomly assigned to a condition, community college students (N = 30) completed 25-min sessions individually in class three times a week for three weeks.…
Descriptors: Repetition, Reading Skills, Silent Reading, Reading Difficulties
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Griffin, Crystal; Joseph, Laurice M. – Reading Psychology, 2015
Variations of supplemental flashcard drill and practice instructional procedures (i.e., massed practice and interspersal presentation arrangements of words) were examined for six kindergartners who struggled making letter-sound correspondences. Findings revealed that the children demonstrated the highest learning rates when the presentation…
Descriptors: Instructional Materials, Visual Aids, Drills (Practice), Teaching Methods
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Huang, SuHua – Reading Psychology, 2015
A mixed-method embedded research design was employed to investigate the effectiveness of the integration of technology for second-grade students' vocabulary development and learning. Two second-grade classes with a total of 40 students (21 boys and 19 girls) were randomly selected to participate in this study for the course of a semester. One…
Descriptors: Mixed Methods Research, Technology Integration, Instructional Effectiveness, Elementary School Students
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Pascual, Gema; Goikoetxea, Edurne – Reading Psychology, 2014
Our aim is to evaluate reading comprehension strategies based on empirical evidence and applicable to undergraduate students. Our hypotheses were that domain-knowledge or summary would have more influence on local, global, and inferential questions than rereading-question-answering instruction. Results of Experiment 1 were mixed in terms of…
Descriptors: Reading Comprehension, Reading Strategies, Undergraduate Students, Reading Instruction
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Cuevas, Joshua A.; Irving, Miles A.; Russell, L. Roxanne – Reading Psychology, 2014
This study implemented an independent silent reading (ISR) program with 145 10th grade students. Students were measured on total reading ability, vocabulary, reading comprehension, a state-mandated high stakes end-of-course test (EOCT), and reading attribution. After controlling for initial skill and disposition levels, the results indicated that…
Descriptors: Silent Reading, Secondary School Students, Reading Achievement, Reading Programs
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Linderholm, Tracy; Therriault, David J.; Kwon, Heekyung – Reading Psychology, 2014
The goal of this investigation was to determine which reading instruction improves multiple science text comprehension for college student readers. The authors first identified the cognitive processing strategies that are predictive of multiple science text comprehension (Study 1) and then used what they learned to experimentally test the…
Descriptors: College Students, Science Instruction, Reading Processes, Reading Comprehension
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Ortlieb, Evan; Sargent, Stephan; Moreland, Meagan – Reading Psychology, 2014
This study examined the effectiveness of using the online digital reading environment to increase elementary students' comprehension within a reading clinic. Preservice teachers at a four-year university in the Midwest worked one-on-one with 58 fourth-grade students from three schools who were assigned to one of three conditions: print-based text…
Descriptors: Reading, Computer Uses in Education, Elementary School Students, Reading Comprehension
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