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ERIC Number: EJ998647
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2013
Pages: 23
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 104
Preliminary Data on Assessments for Early Literacy Skills in Second Grade Arabic- Speaking Children: Guidelines for General and Special Education Teachers
Tibi, Sana; Park, Yujeong; Ho, Yiting; Lombardino, Linda
Journal of International Special Needs Education, v16 n1 p17-39 2013
The goal of this study was to adapt scientifically-based measures for use in identifying Arabic-speaking children at risk for reading difficulties in the early primary grades. One hundred-fifty Arabic-speaking Palestinian children, living in diverse demographic areas within the West Bank, were tested at the beginning of second grade on an Arabic version of the Early Reading Screening Instrument (ERSI) along with tasks of phonological awareness and lexical fluency. Data are presented that can be used as guidelines for special educators in identifying Arabic-speaking children who are showing a weakness in one or more early literacy related skills, placing them at risk for future reading failure. (Contains 8 tables.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Elementary Education; Grade 2
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: West Bank