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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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Lindholm, Anna; Tengberg, Michael – Reading Psychology, 2019
This two-year longitudinal study investigated Swedish L2 middle school students' reading development and its relation to reported strategy use. Reading comprehension was measured on three occasions and strategy use was examined using the Metacognitive Awareness of Reading Strategies Inventory (MARSI) scale. The results show that student reading…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Middle School Students, Second Language Learning, Reading Comprehension
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Klvacek, Michelle L.; Monroe, Eula Ewing; Wilcox, Brad; Hall-Kenyon, Kendra M.; Morrison, Timothy G. – Reading Psychology, 2017
This article describes how one second-grade teacher implemented Follow the Reader, her term for dyad reading. Common Core expects students to read increasingly complex texts. Teachers can implement dyad reading with this end in mind. It is a modified version of the neurological impress method in which a lead reader and an assisted reader sit side…
Descriptors: Reading Instruction, Teaching Methods, Educational Strategies, Difficulty Level
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Ghahari, Shima; Basanjideh, Mahin – Reading Psychology, 2017
With the advent of learner-centered approaches to language learning and life skills education paradigm in psychology, language classrooms are conceived a fitting educational setting for life skills intervention. This study investigated reading strategies awareness, as a legacy of humanistic psychology and learner-centered movement, of language…
Descriptors: Psycholinguistics, Reading Comprehension, Reading Strategies, Reading Tests
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Alkhaleefah, Tarek A. – Reading Psychology, 2017
Research in strategy use needs to provide comprehensive and detailed qualitative discussion of individual cases and their strategic processing of texts to deepen our understanding of the cognitive and metacognitive processes readers resort to when reading different texts for different purposes. Hence, the present paper aims to provide in-depth and…
Descriptors: English (Second Language), Second Language Instruction, Second Language Learning, Foreign Countries
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Pilonieta, Paola – Reading Psychology, 2017
This study seeks to explain what first- and second-grade African American, urban students who participated in an explicit comprehension strategy instruction (ECSI) program learned about comprehension strategies and how this knowledge supports self-regulated strategy use. The study was also designed to compare these students' knowledge with those…
Descriptors: Elementary School Students, Primary Education, Grade 1, Grade 2
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Stang Lund, Elisabeth; Bråten, Ivar; Brante, Eva W.; Strømsø, Helge I. – Reading Psychology, 2017
This study investigated whether memory for conflicting information predicted mental representation of source-content links (i.e., who said what) in a sample of 86 Norwegian adolescent readers. Participants read four texts presenting conflicting claims about sun exposure and health. With differences in gender, prior knowledge, and interest…
Descriptors: Memory, Expository Writing, Reading Processes, Foreign Countries
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Harmon, Janis; Wood, Karen; Smith, Kassandra; Zakaria, Nauff; Ramadan, Kimberly; Sykes, Melissa – Reading Psychology, 2016
This qualitative study investigated high school reading programs and participants focusing on the insider perspectives of teachers and their students. The study occurred in two sites, one in a Southern state and the other in an Eastern state. The participants, five high school reading teachers and two to three students in each of their reading…
Descriptors: High School Students, Reading Programs, Reading Instruction, Qualitative Research
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Kucer, Stephen B. – Reading Psychology, 2016
This research explores the impact of accuracy and meaning maintaining miscues on the comprehension of complex texts. The issue is explored through fourth graders' readings and retellings. Two types of reading behaviors are examined: (a) portions of text read with no miscues, and (b) portions of text read with meaning-maintaining miscues. Findings…
Descriptors: Accuracy, Miscue Analysis, Scientific Literacy, Reading Comprehension
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Kim, Hyangil – Reading Psychology, 2016
This present study investigated the relationships among L2 readers' reading attitude, reading strategy use, and reading proficiency in order to identify patterns caused by individuals' differences. For this study, 153 Korean university students replied to a reading attitude and reading strategy questionnaire. An ANOVA and frequency analysis were…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, College Students, Reading Attitudes, Student Attitudes
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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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Unrau, Norman; Ragusa, Gisele; Bowers, Erica – Reading Psychology, 2015
This qualitative study focused on teacher's beliefs about students' motivation for reading and how teachers act on those beliefs in classrooms. After conducting five focus groups of teachers, researchers analyzed and interpreted transcripts to identify major themes. While instructional processes mediated the building of relationships between…
Descriptors: Qualitative Research, Teacher Attitudes, Beliefs, Student Motivation
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Kragler, Sherry; Martin, Linda; Schreier, Virginia – Reading Psychology, 2015
In this three-year study, the authors examined the reading strategy use of 16 primary-grade students as they read fiction and expository text. The students (9 boys and 7 girls) represented low, average, and above-average readers. Structured interviews and observational data were collected each year as they progressed from first to third grade.…
Descriptors: Reading Instruction, Reading Strategies, Elementary School Students, Reading Skills
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Zabrucky, Karen M.; Moore, DeWayne; Agler, Lin-Miao Lin; Cummings, Andrea M. – Reading Psychology, 2015
In the present study, we assessed students' metacomprehension knowledge and examined the components of knowledge most related to comprehension of expository texts. We used the Revised Metacomprehension Scale (RMCS) to investigate the relations between students' metacomprehension knowledge and comprehension performance. Students who evaluated and…
Descriptors: Knowledge Level, Metacognition, Reading Comprehension, Evaluation Methods
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Barber, Ana Taboada; Buehl, Michelle M.; Kidd, Julie K.; Sturtevant, Elizabeth G.; Nuland, Leila Richey; Beck, Jori – Reading Psychology, 2015
The authors examined the role of an intervention designed to increase reading comprehension, reading self-efficacy beliefs, and engagement in social studies for middle school students of varying language backgrounds. Thirteen sixth- and seventh-grade teachers implemented the United States History for Engaged Reading (USHER) program with their…
Descriptors: Social Studies, Reading Comprehension, Intervention, Self Efficacy
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