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ERIC Number: ED631355
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2023
Pages: 18
Abstractor: As Provided
Oral Discourse Skills: Dimensionality of Comprehension and Retell of Narrative and Expository Texts, and the Relations of Language and Cognitive Skills to Identified Dimensions
Kim, Young-Suk Grace
Grantee Submission, Child Development v94 e246-e263 2023
We examined the dimensionality of oral discourse skills (comprehension and retell of texts) and the relations of language and cognitive skills to the identified dimensions. Data were from 529 English-speaking second graders (M[subscript age] = 7.42; 46% female; 52.6% Whites, 33.8% African Americans, 4.9% Hispanics, 4.7% two or more races, 0.8% Asian Americans, 0.6% American Indians, 0.2% Native Hawaiians, 2.5% unknown; data from 2014-2015 to 2016-2017). Confirmatory factor analysis revealed that oral discourse skills are best described as four related but dissociable dimensions of narrative comprehension, narrative retell, expository comprehension, and expository retell (rs = 0.59-0.84). Language and cognitive skills had different patterns of relations to the identified dimensions and explained larger amounts of variance in comprehension than in retell. [This article was published in "Child Development" (EJ1393910).]
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Elementary Education; Early Childhood Education; Grade 2; Primary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development (NICHD) (DHHS/NIH); Institute of Education Sciences (ED)
Authoring Institution: N/A
IES Funded: Yes
Grant or Contract Numbers: P50HD052120; R305A180055; R305A130131; R305A200312