ERIC Number: EJ723256
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2005-Nov
Reference Count: 43
Beginning Readers' Reading Performance and Reading Habits
Leppanen, Ulla; Aunola, Kaisa; Nurmi, Jari-Erik
Journal of Research in Reading, v28 n4 p383-399 Nov 2005
This study investigated the prospective relationships between reading performance and reading habits among Finnish children during the first and second grades of primary school. One hundred and ninety-five children were examined twice during their first primary school year and once during the spring term of Grade 2. The results showed, first, that children's reading skills predicted their reading habits: the more competent in reading children were at the end of Grade 1, the more likely they were to engage in out-of-school reading one year later. Second, reading habits also predicted reading skills: the amount of out-of-school reading at the end of Grade 1 contributed to the development of word recognition skills.
Descriptors: Grade 1, Grade 2, Elementary School Students, Reading Habits, Reading Skills, Beginning Reading, Reading Achievement, Recreational Reading, Word Recognition
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Grade 1; Grade 2
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Finland