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ERIC Number: EJ785209
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2007-Dec
Pages: 23
Abstractor: Author
Reference Count: 0
ISSN: ISSN-0922-4777
Eye Movements in Shared Book Reading with Children from Kindergarten to Grade 4
Roy-Charland, Annie; Saint-Aubin, Jean; Evans, Mary Ann
Reading and Writing: An Interdisciplinary Journal, v20 n9 p909-931 Dec 2007
Previous studies have revealed that preschool-age children who are not yet readers pay little attention to written text in a shared book reading situation (see Evans & Saint-Aubin, 2005). The current study was aimed at investigating the constancy of these results across reading development, by monitoring eye movements in shared book reading, for children from kindergarten to Grade 4. Children were read books of three difficulty levels. The results revealed a higher proportion of time, a higher proportion of landing positions, and a higher proportion of reading-like saccades on the text as grade level increased and as reading skills improved. More precisely, there was a link between the difficulty of the material and attention to text. Children spent more time on a text that was within their reading abilities than when the book difficulty exceeded their reading skills.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Elementary Education; Grade 1; Grade 2; Grade 3; Grade 4; Kindergarten
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Language: English
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