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Wijaythilake, Marasinghe A. D. K.; Parrila, Rauno; Inoue, Tomohiro; Nag, Sonali – Scientific Studies of Reading, 2018
We examined whether global instruction of complex akshara and explicit phoneme-level instruction of akshara impact the development of phoneme awareness and its association with akshara knowledge and word reading accuracy. The participants were 100 Sinhala-speaking children from Grades 4 and 5 in Sri Lanka. Phoneme awareness showed stronger growth…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Phonemic Awareness, Indo European Languages, Reading Instruction
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Protopapas, Athanassios; Katopodi, Katerina; Altani, Angeliki; Georgiou, George K. – Scientific Studies of Reading, 2018
Word list reading fluency is theoretically expected to depend on single word reading speed. Yet the correlation between the two diminishes with increasing fluency, while fluency remains strongly correlated to serial digit naming. We hypothesized that multi-element sequence processing is an important component of fluency. We used confirmatory…
Descriptors: Word Recognition, Reading Fluency, Reading Processes, Word Lists