Impact of Explicit Teaching of Reading Strategies

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Yuko Hirade, Nanzan University

One of the most important functions of reading instruction is to help students develop a set of reading strategies for each reading situation. In this paper I report on a 7-month project in which I analyzed how the explicit teaching of reading strategies affected Japanese 1st-year non-English major university students’ reading speed and comprehension, how students changed their reading behavior, and which reading strategies students thought were effective.


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