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Guterman, Oz; Neuman, Ari – Reading Psychology, 2019
The homeschool framework differs significantly from the traditional school setting. Earlier research has shown differences between homeschooled and other children in language skills, but no study has examined how homeschooling is related to the acquisition of the different components of reading. The present research examined several reading…
Descriptors: Home Schooling, Language Skills, Comparative Analysis, Reading Skills
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Dray, Amy J.; Brown, Nathaniel J. S.; Diakow, Ronli; Lee, Yongsang; Wilson, Mark R. – Reading Psychology, 2019
This article describes the development of an assessment system for adolescent reading comprehension. It presents a research context--a reading intervention implemented in middle and high schools in an urban district--which became the impetus for the work. The article outlines the organizational principles of construct modeling that guided the…
Descriptors: Reading Comprehension, Adolescents, Test Construction, Intervention
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Auerbach, Judith G.; Zilberman-Hayun, Yael; Berger, Andrea; Atzaba-Poria, Naama – Reading Psychology, 2019
Using a bioecological perspective, this longitudinal study examined the contribution of child and environmental factors to the prediction of reading achievement at age 7. Participants were 99 boys and their parents. Child factors included 24-month temperament (reactivity and self-regulation), 36-month language level, and 7-year ADHD symptoms;…
Descriptors: Reading Achievement, Young Children, Males, Parents
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Yildiz, Mustafa; Kanik Uysal, Pinar; Bilge, Huzeyfe; Patricia Wolters, Alissa; Saka, Yavuz; Yildirim, Kasim; Rasinski, Timothy – Reading Psychology, 2019
The present study aimed to explore the relation between students' oral reading efficacy, reading comprehension, and academic performance on a nationwide high school placement exam (TEOG). The students were selected from a public middle school. The students' oral reading efficacy, comprehension, and TEOG achievement scores were obtained to figure…
Descriptors: Oral Reading, Reading Skills, Reading Comprehension, High Stakes Tests
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Van Allen, Jennifer; Zygouris-Coe, Vassiliki – Reading Psychology, 2019
Employees in the twenty-first century must be equipped to effectively process information from print and online sources; yet, many students struggle with online research and comprehension skills, making them ill-prepared in college and careers. Utilizing a qualitative exploratory case study design, this study describes how a fourth-grade teacher…
Descriptors: Reading Instruction, Teaching Methods, Internet, Inquiry
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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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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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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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Pae, Hye K.; O'Brien, Beth – Reading Psychology, 2018
This study identified robust predictors of expressive skills in academic English as a foreign language. The participants were 92 Korean-speaking learners of English. The field test of the Pearson Test of English Academic was used as a secondary data analysis. Four communicative skills (reading, writing, listening, and speaking) and six enabling…
Descriptors: Predictor Variables, Expressive Language, Language Skills, English (Second Language)
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Tortorelli, Laura S. – Reading Psychology, 2018
Assessments of oral reading rate in words correct per minute (WCPM) have proliferated in elementary classrooms. This study explores the similarities and differences among students at the end of second grade who demonstrate low WCPM. Using latent profile analysis, readers with low WCPM compared to peers were identified (n = 2,191) from a state-wide…
Descriptors: Oral Reading, Elementary School Students, Reading Rate, Reading Skills
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Thomas, Matt; Yao, Yuankun; Wright, Katherine Landau; Kreiner, David – Reading Psychology, 2018
There is a need to promote growth past basic reading proficiency toward the more substantial idea of reading maturity. The reading maturity construct has a history of being valued, at least in principle. However, it is a complex construct, and this makes its measurement challenging. The present research study addressed aspects of this challenge by…
Descriptors: Reading Skills, Test Validity, Psychometrics, Reading Interests
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Morris, Darrell; Trathen, Woodrow; Perney, Jan; Gill, Tom; Schlagal, Robert; Ward, Devery; Frye, Elizabeth – Reading Psychology, 2018
Grounded in the simple view of reading, this study tracked the development of print-processing skill in high-, average-, and low-achieving readers at six time points across grades 1-3. Results showed large between-group differences in sight vocabulary, oral reading accuracy, and oral reading rate that remained stable from beginning of first grade…
Descriptors: Elementary School Students, Grade 1, Grade 2, Grade 3
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Jefferson, Ruth E.; Grant, Christina E.; Sander, Janay B. – Reading Psychology, 2017
This quasi-experimental study examined differences in student reading outcomes. Participants were third grade non-struggling readers. Intervention classrooms included core curriculum instruction plus evidence-based reading comprehension instruction and differentiated repeated readings. Comparison classrooms provided core curriculum instruction…
Descriptors: Reading Comprehension, Reading Fluency, High Stakes Tests, Quasiexperimental Design
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Dickens, Rachel H.; Meisinger, Elizabeth B. – Reading Psychology, 2017
The purpose of the present study was to examine the effects of reading modality (oral versus silent) and passage genre (narrative versus expository) on the reading comprehension of middle school students. A normative sample of sixth- and seventh-grade students (n = 175) read narrative and expository texts from the Qualitative Reading Inventory,…
Descriptors: Middle School Students, Reading Comprehension, Oral Reading, Silent Reading
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Schechter, Rachel L.; Kazakoff, Elizabeth R.; Bundschuh, Kristine; Prescott, Jen Elise; Macaruso, Paul – Reading Psychology, 2017
The number of K-12 classrooms adopting blended learning models is rapidly increasing and represents a cultural shift in teaching and learning; however, fidelity of implementation of these new blended learning programs varies widely. This study aimed to examine the role of teacher engagement in student motivation and achievement in a blended…
Descriptors: Blended Learning, Reading Skills, Reading Instruction, Reading Programs
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