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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