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ERIC Number: EJ977747
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2012
Pages: 19
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 43
ISSN: ISSN-1057-3569
Examining the Relationship between Adolescents' Orthographic Knowledge and Overall Reading Ability
Dennis, Danielle V.; Kroeger, Diane C.
Reading & Writing Quarterly, v28 n4 p358-376 2012
A conceptualization of reading as an interaction of constrained and unconstrained skills formed the theoretical basis for this correlational analysis of adolescents' orthographic knowledge. We hypothesized that orthographic development (as measured by spelling ability) would serve as a link between constrained and unconstrained reading skills in adolescents who scored below proficient on a state reading test. Findings revealed that orthographic knowledge appears to manifest as a competency linking constrained and unconstrained skills, meaning that orthographic knowledge requires mastery of constrained skills in order to successfully transition away from those skills and move toward unconstrained competencies. (Contains 7 tables.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Grade 6; Grade 7; Grade 8; Middle Schools
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Tennessee
Identifiers - Assessments and Surveys: Peabody Picture Vocabulary Test