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ERIC Number: EJ811082
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2007-Dec
Pages: 9
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 43
ISSN: ISSN-1598-1037
The Relationship between Phonological Awareness and Early Reading for First Grade Korean Language Learners with Reading Difficulties
Kim, Dongil; Kim, Woori; Lee, Kijyung
Asia Pacific Education Review, v8 n3 p426-434 Dec 2007
This study investigated the differences in four components of phonological awareness (i.e., judgment, deletion, blending, and substitution) and early reading ability across reading levels, and the correlation between phonological awareness (PA) and early reading ability in low and average-achievement groups. 27 students with reading difficulties and 34 students with average reading abilities participated in the study, and all participants were native Korean students in Grade One. The results indicated significant differences between low-achievement and average-achievement groups in PA and early reading measures, which revealed features of Korean phonology as different from English. Furthermore, phonological awareness showed significant positive correlation with both word identification and reading fluency for the low and average-achievement groups. For the low-achievement group, the correlation between phonological awareness and reading fluency was higher than between phonological awareness and word identification. (Contains 4 tables and 2 figures.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Elementary Education; Grade 1
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: South Korea