ERIC Number: EJ1030643
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2014
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 82
The Development of Sensitivity to Sublexical Orthographic Constraints: An Investigation of Positional Frequency and Consistency Using a Wordlikeness Choice Task
O'Brien, Beth A.
Reading Psychology, v35 n4 p285-311 2014
The developmental sequence of the types of orthographic knowledge that children acquire early in reading development is unclear. Following findings of skilled reading, the orthographic constraints of positional frequency and feedback consistency were explored with a wordlikeness judgement task for grades 1-3 English-speaking children. The data provide evidence for the early development of sensitivity to positional frequency, but not sound-spelling consistency. However, sensitivity to each type of orthographic structure was predicted by rapid naming and sensitivity to consistency was predicted by phonological awareness. As well, sensitivity to each type of constraint was related to word reading fluency.
Descriptors: Child Development, Beginning Reading, Reading Skills, Orthographic Symbols, Grade 1, Grade 2, Grade 3, Elementary School Students, English, Naming, Phonological Awareness, Reading Fluency, Phoneme Grapheme Correspondence, Reliability, Decoding (Reading), Phonemic Awareness, Multivariate Analysis, Correlation
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Elementary Education; Primary Education; Early Childhood Education; Grade 1; Grade 2; Grade 3
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