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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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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
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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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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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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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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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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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Kuo, Li-jen; Anderson, Richard C. – Educational Psychologist, 2006
In the past decade, there has been a surge of interest in morphological awareness, which refers to the ability to reflect on and manipulate morphemes and word formation rules in a language. This review provides a critical synthesis of empirical studies on this topic from a broad cross-linguistic perspective. Research with children speaking several…
Descriptors: Morphemes, Coding, Reading Skills, Metalinguistics
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Dong, Ting; Anderson, Richard C.; Kim, Il-Hee; Li, Yuan – Reading Research Quarterly, 2008
Students at two sites in China and one site in Korea engaged in Collaborative Reasoning, an approach to discussion that requires self-management, free participation, and critical thinking. The discontinuity between the usual adult-dominated discourse of Chinese and Korean homes and classrooms and the expected discourse of Collaborative Reasoning…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Instructional Effectiveness, Cognitive Development, Comparative Analysis
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Zhang, Jie; Anderson, Richard C.; Li, Hong; Dong, Qiong; Wu, Xinchun; Zhang, Yan – Reading and Writing: An Interdisciplinary Journal, 2010
Cross-language transfer of awareness of the structure of compound words was investigated among native speakers of Chinese who were learning English as a second language. Chinese fifth graders received instruction in the morphology of four types of compound words in either Chinese or English. They then completed both the Chinese and English…
Descriptors: Morphology (Languages), Grade 5, Elementary School Students, Native Speakers
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Reznitskaya, Alina; Anderson, Richard C.; Kuo, Li-Jen – Elementary School Journal, 2007
This study systematically analyzed social and cognitive processes that underlie the development of argumentative knowledge. Group discussions of controversial issues and explicit instruction in argumentation were expected to help students acquire a sense of the overall structure of an argument, or an argument schema. In a quasi-experiment, 128…
Descriptors: Controversial Issues (Course Content), Grade 4, Grade 5, Writing (Composition)
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