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ERIC Number: EJ820099
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008-Nov
Pages: 26
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 52
ISSN: ISSN-0270-2711
Phonological Awareness Development as a Discrete Process: Evidence for an Integrative Model
Cassady, Jerrell C.; Smith, Lawrence L.; Putman, S. Michael
Reading Psychology, v29 n6 p508-533 Nov 2008
The theoretical and practical implications of examining young children's acquisitions of phonological awareness skills with specific and differentiated processing tasks are explored in this study. The study presents data from 269 kindergarten children completing a phonological awareness protocol that provided information on 14 discrete phonological awareness skills. The data supported the assertion that phonological awareness develops in a gradual and continuous fashion and illustrated the importance of measuring phonological awareness while controlling for the effects of task difficulty, linguistic complexity, and phoneme position within syllables. In addition, three general patterns of literacy development were confirmed in these analyses that frame the integrated model of phonological awareness development. (Contains 3 tables, 1 figure and 2 notes.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Kindergarten
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A