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ERIC Number: EJ1117720
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2017
Pages: 38
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0270-2711
Exploring Factors Related to Young Children's Word-Meaning Derivations during Read-Alouds
Christ, Tanya; Wang, X. Christine; Chiu, Ming Ming
Reading Psychology, v38 n1 p1-38 2017
This study explores how child and text clues were related to 31 kindergarteners' word-meaning derivation outcomes for 372 words presented in books read aloud to children. Data were analyzed using a multilevel, cross-classification, ordered logit model. Children showed no word-meaning derivation 40% of the time, indicating a need for instruction. Better word-meaning outcomes were related to text factors (written text clues in close proximity to the word) and child factors (literal comprehension and metacognition). Thus, using text with written clues in close proximity to the word and building children's literal comprehension and metacognition may improve word-meaning derivation.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Kindergarten; Primary Education; Early Childhood Education; Elementary Education
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Assessments and Surveys: Peabody Picture Vocabulary Test
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