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Davis, Marcia H.; Tonks, Stephen M.; Hock, Michael; Wang, Wenhao; Rodriguez, Aldo – Reading Psychology, 2018
Reading motivation is a critical contributor to reading achievement and has the potential to influence its development. Educators, researchers, and evaluators need to select the best reading motivation scales for their research and classroom. The goals of this review were to identify a set of reading motivation student self-report scales used in…
Descriptors: Reading Motivation, Psychometrics, Test Reliability, Age Differences
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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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Gomez, Kimberley – Reading Psychology, 2009
This study examines teachers' beliefs about themselves as literate people and how those beliefs translate into classroom literary practice. Using a multi-method approach, it explores the private literate selves (via diary, survey, and interviews) of twelve K-12 teachers and establishes a foundational understanding of the influence of the social…
Descriptors: Elementary Secondary Education, Literacy, Teacher Background, Teacher Characteristics
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Milner, Joseph O.; Milner, Margie M. – Reading Psychology, 2008
Jedediah Purdy's (2000) "For common things" laments the ironic mode of thought that characterizes our culture's mindset. He calls for a return to devotion, homage, and allegiance rather than what he sees as a jaundiced detachment that has overcome us. Purdy may be on to something, but Alexandra Day (1985) does not seem to adopt his call to a…
Descriptors: Figurative Language, Emergent Literacy, Beginning Reading, Literature Reviews
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Lenski, Susan Davis; Nierstheimer, Susan L. – Reading Psychology, 2002
Describes the nature of strategy use and instruction from a sociocognitive perspective, discusses the need for purposeful strategy instruction for struggling readers and writers, discusses factors that influence strategy instruction, describes current classroom practices that are congruent with sociocognitive theory, and suggests that strategy…
Descriptors: Educational Strategies, Elementary Secondary Education, Instructional Improvement, Reading Difficulties
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Sanacore, Joseph – Reading Psychology, 2000
Considers what educators can do to promote quality instruction that prevents, or at least lessens, the incidence of school failure in minority children. Discusses a brief perspective of "The School Development Program," and presents a description of three workshops. (SC)
Descriptors: Elementary Secondary Education, High Risk Students, Minority Group Children, Reading Instruction
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Barksdale-Ladd, Mary Alice; King, James R. – Reading Psychology, 2000
Shows teachers who self-reported they were developing constructivist approaches to classroom instruction had contradictory beliefs about dealing with reading and writing errors, and about addressing errors with more- and less-able readers and writers. Shows the teachers were convinced that students' inaccurate constructions of knowledge should be…
Descriptors: Classroom Research, Constructivism (Learning), Elementary Secondary Education, Error Correction
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Hill, Walter R.; Erwin, Robin W. – Reading Psychology, 1984
Results do not support the contention of textbook publishers, presidential commissions, and some educators that the reading difficulty level of English, science, or social studies textbooks has eased considerably in recent years. (FL)
Descriptors: Content Analysis, Content Area Reading, Elementary Secondary Education, Junior High Schools
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Blanchard, Jay S.; Daniel, Danny S. – Reading Psychology, 1983
Suggests that microcomputers will change the teaching of reading. Offers economic, political, and scientific reasons for this belief. (FL)
Descriptors: Computer Assisted Instruction, Educational Change, Elementary Secondary Education, Futures (of Society)
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Anderson, Betty – Reading Psychology, 1982
Encourages the use of television to promote reading and describes four types of television-reading programs. Provides evidence to support this practice and offers a list of resources. (FL)
Descriptors: Elementary Secondary Education, Learning Activities, Motivation Techniques, Reading Instruction
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Mangano, Nancy G.; And Others – Reading Psychology, 1982
Argues that metacognitive training in students can help students to remediate comprehension difficulties, to more accurately guage their success as learners, and to view reading as a flexible, thought-provoking process of interaction with text. (HOD)
Descriptors: Elementary Secondary Education, Metacognition, Reading Comprehension, Reading Instruction
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Garner, Ruth; Taylor, Nancy – Reading Psychology, 1982
Good and poor comprehenders from grades four, six, and eight were directed to process one of two narratives in which major informational inconsistencies were noted. Younger readers and poorer comprehenders required more attentional assistance to note the inconsistencies. (FL)
Descriptors: Academic Aptitude, Attention, Cognitive Processes, Elementary Secondary Education
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Bengston, John K.; Smith, Lawrence L. – Reading Psychology, 1983
Reports on a study in which eight high school students and one elementary school student received practice in making both speeded and tachistoscopic identifications of high and low frequency words. Compares performance of each group to the other and to a third control group where stimuli were presented at a self-paced rate with no experimental…
Descriptors: Cognitive Processes, Comparative Analysis, Elementary Secondary Education, Reading Instruction
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Strange, Michael; And Others – Reading Psychology, 1980
Reports on a study that used the cloze procedure to investigate the hypothesized processing differences of seventh- grade "difference" readers (those with high vocabulary scores and depressed reading comprehension scores) and "deficit" readers (those with both low vocabulary and comprehension scores). Results failed to support "difference/deficit"…
Descriptors: Cloze Procedure, Comparative Analysis, Context Clues, Elementary Secondary Education
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Otto, Wayne; And Others – Reading Psychology, 1980
Argues that students' problems in reading content area materials can best be solved by helping them make effective use of their skills through skill-centered instruction. Describes the purpose and rationale for an approach involving the "glossing" of expository text--the addition of intratext notations to direct students' attention while they…
Descriptors: Content Area Reading, Elementary Secondary Education, Reading Comprehension, Reading Research
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