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ERIC Number: EJ1124453
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2017
Pages: 19
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0034-0553
Enhancing Decoding Efficiency in Poor Readers via a Word Identification Game
Gorp, Karly; Segers, Eliane; Verhoeven, Ludo
Reading Research Quarterly, v52 n1 p105-123 Jan-Mar 2017
The effects of a word identification game aimed at enhancing decoding efficiency in poor readers were tested. Following a pretest-posttest-retention design with a waiting control group, 62 poor-reading Dutch second graders received a five-hour tablet intervention across a period of five weeks. During the intervention, participants practiced reading words and pseudowords while doing semantic categorization and lexical decision exercises in a gaming context. Prior to, directly after, and five weeks following the intervention, word-decoding efficiency was assessed using a standardized read-aloud test consisting of six lists of untrained words and pseudowords with three levels of difficulty: consonant-vowel-consonant items, consonant cluster items, and disyllabic items. Significant increases as a result of the brief gaming intervention were found for decoding efficiency on all six word lists. The game, which included repetition, immediate corrective feedback, and a semantics task, elicited transfer and retention effects.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Grade 2; Primary Education; Elementary Education; Early Childhood Education
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Netherlands
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