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Bizama Muñoz, Marcela; Saldaño Silva, Darling; Rodríguez Rodríguez, Cristina – Electronic Journal of Research in Educational Psychology, 2019
Introduction: Existing studies of the variables that can impact reading comprehension at intermediate levels of Primary Education are not entirely conclusive. The present study analyzes the contribution to reading comprehension made by domain-general skills, such as fluid intelligence (Gf) and working memory (WM), and domain-specific skills, such…
Descriptors: Short Term Memory, Reading Fluency, Reading Comprehension, Children
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Cornu, Véronique; Schiltz, Christine; Pazouki, Tahereh; Martin, Romain – Applied Developmental Science, 2019
Visuo-spatial training is considered a promising approach to provide young children with a sound foundation for later mathematical learning. We developed and implemented a tablet-based visuo-spatial intervention in kindergarten classrooms aiming to foster the development of children's visuo-spatial and numerical abilities. A sample of N = 125…
Descriptors: Visual Perception, Spatial Ability, Training, Young Children
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Ferrar, Saskia J.; Stack, Dale M.; Dickson, Daniel J.; Serbin, Lisa A.; Ledingham, Jane; Schwartzman, Alex E. – Journal of Research in Childhood Education, 2019
The present study examined mothers' responses to their at-risk preschool-age children's (N = 156) successful and unsuccessful attempts during a puzzle task. Associations between mothers' responses and the children's ecological context, as well as children's cognitive and academic abilities at two subsequent time points (ages 6-11, and 9-13 years),…
Descriptors: Mothers, Socialization, Preschool Children, Success
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Tolchinsky, Liliana – Journal of Literacy Research, 2019
Learning to compose texts adequate for different purposes is crucial for becoming literate. We examined developmental changes in the rhetorical structure of written texts produced by Spanish children throughout the early years of elementary school in the light of descriptive writing purposes. Children had also performed tasks to test…
Descriptors: Writing Skills, Foreign Countries, Elementary School Students, Writing Assignments