ERIC Number: EJ1175758
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2018-May
Abstractor: As Provided
Indian Students Learning to Read English: An Analysis Using the Simple View of Reading
Paige, David D.; Smith, Grant S.
Journal of Research in Reading, v41 n2 p312-328 May 2018
The simple view of reading hypothesises that reading comprehension is predicted by decoding and language abilities. In this study, 257 fifth-grade English-language learners (Ells) in south-central India were assessed on reading and language measures. Using a model of the simple view, we fit the data using path analysis to determine the extent to which it predicts reading comprehension. Results show that the effect of listening vocabulary on reading comprehension is mediated by listening comprehension, while the effect of word reading fluency on reading comprehension is mediated by passage reading fluency. The final path model explains 33.8% of the variance in reading comprehension. Results are discussed in relation to previous studies.
Descriptors: Indians, Reading Processes, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, Foreign Countries, Reading Tests, Language Tests, Reading Comprehension, Path Analysis, Grade 5, Reading Fluency, Prediction, Decoding (Reading)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Grade 5
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Identifiers - Location: India
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