ERIC Number: EJ862900
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 73
RAN Components and Reading Development from Grade 3 to Grade 5: What Underlies Their Relationship?
Georgiou, George K.; Parrila, Rauno; Kirby, John R.
Scientific Studies of Reading, v13 n6 p508-534 2009
We examined (a) how rapid automatized naming (RAN) components--articulation time and pause time--predict reading accuracy and reading fluency in Grades 4 and 5, and (b) what cognitive-processing skills (phonological processing, orthographic processing, or speed of processing) mediate the RAN-reading relationship. Sixty children were followed from Grade 3 to Grade 5 and were administered RAN (Letters and Digits), phonological processing, lexical and sublexical orthographic processing, speed of processing, reading accuracy, and fluency tasks. Pause time was highly correlated with reading fluency and shared more of its predictive variance with lexical orthographic processing and speed of processing than with phonological processing. Articulation time also predicted reading fluency, and its contribution was mostly independent from other cognitive-processing skills. Implications for the relationship between RAN and reading are discussed. (Contains 6 tables and 2 footnotes.)
Descriptors: Reading Difficulties, Reading Fluency, Grade 5, Grade 4, Grade 3, Cognitive Processes, Phonological Awareness, Orthographic Symbols, Time Factors (Learning), Predictor Variables, Reaction Time, Articulation (Speech)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Elementary Education; Grade 3; Grade 4; Grade 5
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