The results got from this research are listed as follows:1. It is found that reading proficiency levels are substantially and positively correlated with learning strategies for both comparative groups, for English majors, the correlation is more obvious.
This paper expounds the reasons why to carry out cultural background knowledge and discourse teaching and why to attempt this teaching method, and discusses the improvement of students' English reading level through cultural background knowledge and discourse teaching.
The problems of English reading among senior middle school students are serious and need to be improved as soon as possible. In recent years, researchers have highlighted the role that learning strategies are playing in language learning, such as Rubin(1975), Naiman(1978) and Stern(1975). They believe that proper introduction of strategic knowledge and strategy training for students is a key factor in improving their reading level.
It is known that reading comprehension is very important among the basic foreign language skills, and how to improve learners' English reading proficiency and reading level has long been a common concern of researchers and English teachers.
The hominine potential of language mechanism should be fully exploited in the course of foreign language teaching . and the cognitive ability should be given full play, trying to combine the good factors then find a new way to improving students reading levels as well as cultivate their extensive abilities.
Also of interest was the degree to which reading ability would significantly influence the developmental course.
A further experiment showed that the differential effect of tracing on the retarded readers' memory for letters was not simply a consequence of their limited reading ability.
Infant nutrition trials usually require developmental follow-up, often to 18 mon, and sometimes beyond reading ability at age 7 yr.
The scores show that the plans are written for people with three to six years of college education, far beyond the reading ability of the average person.
It is concluded that a single common factor (reading ability) accounts for the correlations among the tests with residuals remarkably small in view of the fact that the tests were designed to test nine supposedly different skills.
The authors studied 88 consecutive research consent forms generated at the Denver Veterans Administration Medical Center, evaluating the reading levels of the forms using the Fry Readability Scale and recording the numbers of lines of text.
It is recommended that investigators be brief, use plain English, and write consent forms at appropriate reading levels, and receive training on how to obtain valid consent.
These preliminary results suggest that poor comprehension of mental health measures is not only prevalent, but also cannot be estimated from patients' education or assessed reading levels.
Only 2 of 10 patient education pages fell within the recommended reading levels for health-related materials, and 5 of 10 were above the estimated mean U.S.
Two versions of a technical film, captioned at approximately 8th- and 11th-grade reading levels, were shown to 32 hearing-impaired college students.