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ERIC Number: EJ911746
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011-Jan
Pages: 27
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 89
ISSN: ISSN-0922-4777
Letter-Name Letter-Sound and Phonological Awareness: Evidence from Greek-Speaking Kindergarten Children
Manolitsis, George; Tafa, Eufimia
Reading and Writing: An Interdisciplinary Journal, v24 n1 p27-53 Jan 2011
The purpose of this study was to examine longitudinally the development of letter-sound and letter-name knowledge and their relation to each other and to various aspects of phonological awareness in a sample of Greek kindergarten children who did not know how to read. One hundred twenty children aged 58-69 months were assessed on letter-sound and letter-name knowledge, as well as on phonological awareness skills at the beginning, the middle and the end of kindergarten. The findings indicated that: (a) kindergarten children knew more letter-sounds than letter-names in almost every case across the assessment points; (b) letter-sound knowledge predicted letter-name knowledge slightly better than vice versa; (c) phonological awareness was associated directly with later letter-sound and letter-name knowledge, and (d) the bidirectional hypothesis between phonological awareness and letters knowledge was not confirmed.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Kindergarten
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Greece