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Kuo, Li-Jen; Anderson, Richard C. – Journal of Experimental Child Psychology, 2012
Drawing on structural sensitivity theory, the current study investigated monolingual and bilingual children's ability to learn how phonemes combine to form acceptable syllables in a new language. A total of 186 monolingual and bilingual kindergarteners, first graders, and second graders in Taiwan participated in the study. Bilingual children,…
Descriptors: Phonemes, Monolingualism, Foreign Countries, Grade 2
Wang, Qiuying; Anderson, Richard C. – Literacy Teaching and Learning, 2010
This article describes a customized early reading intervention for a Chinese first grader at risk for failing to learn to read. Building upon observational notes, artifacts, diagnostic teaching, information about classroom performance, and a battery of tests, our goal is to provide insights into ways to develop and implement a one-on-one tutoring…
Descriptors: Early Intervention, Grade 1, Reading Instruction, Written Language
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Lin, Tzu-Jung; Horng, Ruey-Yun; Anderson, Richard C. – Journal of Experimental Education, 2014
This study investigated the effects of argument scaffolding and source credibility on science text comprehension. Eighty-seven college students were randomly assigned to an argument scaffolding activity, or no scaffolding, and read 2 science texts, attributed to a high- or a low-credibility source. The argument-scaffolding group recalled less…
Descriptors: College Students, Scaffolding (Teaching Technique), Persuasive Discourse, Information Sources
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Zhang, Jie; Anderson, Richard C.; Nguyen-Jahiel, Kim – International Journal of Educational Research, 2013
A study involving 75 Spanish-speaking fifth graders from a school in the Chicago area investigated whether a peer-led, open-format discussion approach, known as Collaborative Reasoning, would accelerate the students' English language development. Results showed that, after participating in eight discussions over a four-week period, the CR group…
Descriptors: Control Groups, Second Language Learning, Reading Comprehension, Grade 5
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Wu, Xiaoying; Anderson, Richard C.; Nguyen-Jahiel, Kim; Miller, Brian – Journal of Educational Psychology, 2013
Fourth- and fifth-grade students' motivation and engagement during classroom discussions were investigated in 2 studies. Study 1 examined students' moment-by-moment engagement during collaborative peer-managed small-group discussions in comparison to conventional teacher-managed whole-class discussions. Study 2 evaluated the long term effects of…
Descriptors: Grade 4, Grade 5, Student Motivation, Learner Engagement
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Kim, Sun-A; Packard, Jerome; Christianson, Kiel; Anderson, Richard C.; Shin, Jeong-Ah – Reading and Writing: An Interdisciplinary Journal, 2016
This study investigated whether orthographic consistency and individual learner differences including working memory (WM), first language (L1) background, and second language (L2) proficiency affect Chinese L2 learners' literacy acquisition. Seventy American college students in beginning or intermediate Chinese classes participated in a character…
Descriptors: Orthographic Symbols, Individual Differences, Second Language Learning, Chinese
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Kuo, Li-Jen; Anderson, Richard C. – Scientific Studies of Reading, 2010
This study investigates effects of early bilingualism on phonological awareness that are abstract and beyond cross-language transfer. It extends the scope of previous research by systematically examining hypotheses derived from "structural sensitivity theory." The theory postulates that having access to two languages renders structural…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Language Acquisition, Phonology, Monolingualism
Wu, Xiaoying; Anderson, Richard C. – Literacy Teaching and Learning, 2007
The purpose of this study was to examine the character identification strategies of Chinese children during their oral reading of a continuous text. Eighteen second graders' oral reading of a story, as well as an interview about their decoding strategies, were audiotaped and transcribed. The results generally converged with those of previous oral…
Descriptors: Reading Research, Oral Reading, Metalinguistics, Written Language
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Hao, Meiling; Chen, Xi; Dronjic, Vedran; Shu, Hua; Anderson, Richard C. – Applied Psycholinguistics, 2013
The research reported in this paper investigated the effects of semantic relatedness of words (closely related vs. distantly related) and morpheme type (free morpheme vs. bound morpheme) on young Chinese children's homophone awareness, an aspect of morphological awareness, in two experiments. The first experiment was a cross-sectional study…
Descriptors: Morphemes, Kindergarten, Semantics, Grade 2
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Zhang, Jie; Anderson, Richard C.; Wang, Qiuying; Packard, Jerome; Wu, Xinchun; Tang, Shan; Ke, Xiaoling – Applied Psycholinguistics, 2012
Knowledge of compound word structures in Chinese and English was investigated, comparing 435 Chinese and 258 Americans, including second, fourth, and sixth graders, and college undergraduates. As anticipated, the results revealed that Chinese speakers performed better on a word structure analogy task than their English-speaking counterparts. Also,…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, English (Second Language), Grade 6, Verbs
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Dong, Ting; Anderson, Richard C.; Lin, Tzu-Jung; Wu, Xiaoying – International Journal of Educational Research, 2009
Is it feasible to hold concurrent, small-group, peer-managed discussions in large elementary school classes? We sought an initial answer to this question in a fifth-grade class in Hefei, China. The 52 students in the class were divided into seven small groups. The seven groups held four simultaneous discussions without immediate supervision or…
Descriptors: Cognitive Style, Foreign Countries, Student Attitudes, Discussion Groups
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Reznitskaya, Alina; Kuo, Li-jen; Glina, Monica; Anderson, Richard C. – Learning and Individual Differences, 2009
The aim of this paper is to develop a more thorough, empirically-based understanding of the differences in measurement of written argumentation when alternative scoring frameworks are employed. Reflective compositions of 127 elementary school children were analyzed using analytic and holistic scales. The scales were derived from Argument Schema…
Descriptors: Elementary School Students, Persuasive Discourse, Academic Achievement, Scoring
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Yin, Li; Anderson, Richard C.; Zhu, Jin – Journal of Educational Psychology, 2007
Developmental stages in reading English words were examined among 118 Chinese children in Grades 2, 4, and 6 from a working-class elementary school in Tianjin, China. Proficiency in Chinese and English, ability to make orthographic analogies in both languages, and strategies in reading English words were assessed. Results suggest that Chinese…
Descriptors: Vowels, Beginning Reading, Foreign Countries, Grade 2
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Lin, Tzu-Jung; Jadallah, May; Anderson, Richard C.; Baker, Amanda R.; Nguyen-Jahiel, Kim; Kim, Il-Hee; Kuo, Li-Jen; Miller, Brian W.; Dong, Ting; Wu, Xiaoying – Journal of Educational Psychology, 2015
This study examined the influence of teachers' instructional moves on students' relational thinking during small-group collaborative discussions. One hundred and twenty 4th grade students and 6 teachers participated in a series of 10 discussions, generating a video-recorded corpus containing 32,511 turns for speaking. A microanalysis of a subset…
Descriptors: Teacher Influence, Small Group Instruction, Group Discussion, Thinking Skills
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Kim, Il-Hee; Anderson, Richard C.; Miller, Brian; Jeong, Jongseong; Swim, Terri – Discourse Processes: A Multidisciplinary Journal, 2011
This study investigated the influence of culture and discussion participation on rhetorical patterns in the reflective essays of 238 Korean and 196 American 4th-graders. Results showed significant differences between Korean children's essays and American children's essays in types of reasons, uses of argument elements, and uses of rhetorical…
Descriptors: Persuasive Discourse, Essays, Cultural Differences, Social Attitudes
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