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Hayden, Emily; Hiebert, Elfrieda H.; Trainin, Guy – Reading Psychology, 2019
This study examined how comprehension-based silent reading rate (CBSRR) is affected by grade, genre, and text position. Second and fourth graders read 2 grade-specific passages (one narrative, one informational) in 4 sections, each followed by 4 comprehension questions. Analyses of rate with a criterion level of comprehension showed higher…
Descriptors: Silent Reading, Reading Rate, Reading Comprehension, Elementary School Students
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Asadi, Ibrahim A. – Reading Psychology, 2019
Phonological awareness may be influenced by differences in the characteristics of the items studied. This hypothesis is considered particularly applicable to Arabic, which is a diglossic language. This study examined the impact of phonemic position and the affiliation of the items between spoken and standard languages on phonemic isolation tasks.…
Descriptors: Phonological Awareness, Semitic Languages, Kindergarten, Grade 1
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Overstreet, Mikkaka – Reading Psychology, 2018
In this paper, the author explores the importance of play at various stages of literacy development and contends that play is an essential element of learning. The author begins by defining play and literacy, using examples to theoretically explore the play and literacy interface throughout the life span. Finally, she moves into a policy…
Descriptors: Play, Literacy Education, Literacy, Learning Processes
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Paige, David D. – Reading Psychology, 2018
This essay challenges whether or not the use of district money for Reading Recovery© (RR) instruction is an effective expenditure of funds that results in sustained improvement in student reading outcomes. As a Tier 3 intervention, RR provides expensive, one-on-one tutoring for first- and second-grade readers that is occupying an increasingly…
Descriptors: Reading Instruction, Advocacy, Reading Programs, School Districts
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Seymour, Jessica – Reading Psychology, 2016
Young adult (YA) dystopia, a genre which is led almost exclusively by young female protagonists, has gained much scholarly attention in recent years. While most of the academic discussions focus, rightly, on portrayals of female characters and gender performance, portrayals of masculinity have failed to elicit the same scholarly response. This…
Descriptors: Young Adults, Adolescent Literature, Literary Genres, Novels
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Chapman, James W.; Tunmer, William E. – Reading Psychology, 2016
The recently reported i3 Scale-Up of Reading Recovery (May et al., 2015) found an effect size of +0.69 in favor of Reading Recovery compared to the control group. We discuss four issues: (a) many of the lowest achieving students were excluded from participation in Reading Recovery; (b) the control group received a range of different experiences;…
Descriptors: Reading Programs, Early Intervention, Reading Difficulties, Program Effectiveness
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Walczyk, Jeffrey J.; Tcholakian, Talar; Igou, Frank; Dixon, Alexa P. – Reading Psychology, 2014
For more than 100 years, research on the psychology of reading has proliferated. In this article, the authors wish to help modern reading researchers understand the origins of the discipline and benefit from its history. This article draws heavily on Edmund Burke Huey's 1908 landmark volume "The Psychology and Pedagogy of Reading,"…
Descriptors: Educational Psychology, Educational History, Reading Instruction, Scientific Methodology
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Unrau, Norman J.; Quirk, Matthew – Reading Psychology, 2014
The constructs of motivation for reading and reading engagement have frequently become blurred and ambiguous in both research and discussions of practice. To address this commingling of constructs, the authors provide a concise review of the literature on motivation for reading and reading engagement and illustrate the blurring of those concepts…
Descriptors: Reading Motivation, Reading Attitudes, Correlation, Measures (Individuals)
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Capraro, Mary Margaret; Capraro, Robert M.; Jones, Meredith – Reading Psychology, 2014
Numeracy is the understanding of the meaning and interpretation of natural phenomena and is an important skill for full participation in society. Everyday there are numerous situations that require individuals to interpret quantitative information for personal decision making and understanding of significant public issues. However, the gap between…
Descriptors: Numeracy, Mathematics Instruction, Algebra, Mathematical Concepts
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Christ, Tanya; Wang, X. Christine – Reading Psychology, 2011
Our qualitative literature review of 31 published studies found that (a) three major approaches are used in early childhood classrooms to support children's vocabulary learning--exposing children to advanced words, providing direct word-meaning instruction, and employing mixed-method interventions; (b) these practices support children's learning…
Descriptors: Vocabulary, Children, Early Childhood Education, Vocabulary Development
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Pentimonti, Jill M.; Zucker, Tricia A.; Justice, Laura M. – Reading Psychology, 2011
The present study describes preschool read-alouds in terms of the types of texts to which children are exposed. The methods involved analyzing the genre and instructional foci of 426 titles read by 13 teachers throughout an entire academic year. Additionally, associations between teacher characteristics and texts teachers read in their classrooms…
Descriptors: Teacher Characteristics, Reading Aloud to Others, Preschool Teachers, Nursery Rhymes
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Leong, Che Kan; Tse, Shek Kam; Loh, Ka Yee; Ki, Wing Wah – Reading Psychology, 2011
Orthographic knowledge in Chinese was hypothesized to affect elementary Chinese text comprehension (four essays) by 80 twelve-year-old ethnic alphasyllabary language users compared with 74 native Chinese speakers at similar reading level. This was tested with two rapid automatized naming tasks; two working memory tasks; three orthographic…
Descriptors: Orthographic Symbols, Sino Tibetan Languages, Urdu, Chinese
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Taboada, Ana; Rutherford, Vanessa – Reading Psychology, 2011
This formative experiment explored the extent to which two instructional frameworks that varied in the explicitness of academic vocabulary instruction, comprehension strategy instruction, and supports for student autonomy influenced reading comprehension, vocabulary acquisition, perceptions of autonomy supports, and reading engagement in…
Descriptors: Reading Comprehension, Second Language Learning, Vocabulary Development, Inferences
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Margolin, Sara J.; Hover, Paige A. – Reading Psychology, 2011
The present research explored the awareness that readers have of the difficulty of negative text and the impact that awareness has on their comprehension of that text. Participants read narrative and expository paragraphs, rated their comprehension, and answered a comprehension question. The present research established detrimental effects of…
Descriptors: Reading Strategies, Metacognition, Reading Comprehension, Reader Text Relationship
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Furlonger, Brett; Rickards, Field – Reading Psychology, 2011
This review explores the literacy difficulties experienced by prelingual, profoundly deaf, sign-dominant adults. A critical overview of the existing literature identifies the importance of understanding their language experiences and word-coding preferences. Findings challenge the notion that a permanent lack of audition from birth prevents…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Reading Difficulties, Deafness, Minority Groups
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