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ERIC Number: EJ1039089
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2014-Apr
Pages: 16
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 34
ISSN: ISSN-0922-4777
Learning to Read in Arabic: The Long and Winding Road
Asaad, Hanan; Eviatar, Zohar
Reading and Writing: An Interdisciplinary Journal, v27 n4 p649-664 Apr 2014
We examined the relative contribution of visual abilities, accessibility of letter names, and phonological awareness, to text reading speed and accuracy of Arabic in first, third, and fifth grades. The results revealed that for all levels of skill, phonological awareness contributes significantly to reading accuracy, to the same degree. For reading speed, letter naming speed is crucial in first and fifth grade, whereas phonological awareness is crucial in third grade. These patterns differ from those found of readers of other scripts and are interpreted in the context of diglossia, and the visual aspects of the Arabic orthography.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Grade 1; Primary Education; Elementary Education; Early Childhood Education; Grade 3; Grade 5; Intermediate Grades; Middle Schools
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Language: English
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