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Tighe, Elizabeth L.; Wagner, Richard K.; Schatschneider, Christopher – Reading and Writing: An Interdisciplinary Journal, 2015
This study demonstrates the utility of applying a causal indicator modeling framework to investigate important predictors of reading comprehension in third, seventh, and tenth grade students. The results indicated that a 4-factor multiple indicator multiple indicator cause (MIMIC) model of reading comprehension provided adequate fit at each grade…
Descriptors: Reading Comprehension, Reading Skills, Causal Models, Predictor Variables
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Georgiou, George K.; Papadopoulos, Timothy C.; Kaizer, Eleni L. – Reading and Writing: An Interdisciplinary Journal, 2014
The present 10-year longitudinal study examined how rapid automatized naming (RAN) components--articulation time and pause time--relate to reading fluency. Seventy-five Greek-speaking children were followed from Grade 1 to Grade 10 and were assessed five times (in Grades 1, 2, 4, 6, and 10) on RAN (digits and objects) and reading fluency (word…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Naming, Reading, Reading Fluency
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Zumbrunn, Sharon; Bruning, Roger – Reading and Writing: An Interdisciplinary Journal, 2013
The purpose of this study was to investigate the effectiveness of implementing the Self-Regulated Strategy Development (SRSD) model of instruction (Graham & Harris, 2005; Harris & Graham, 1996) on the writing skills and knowledge of six first grade students. A multiple-baseline design across participants with multiple probes (Kazdin, 2010) was…
Descriptors: Writing Skills, Grade 1, Writing Strategies, Learning Strategies
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Troia, Gary A.; Harbaugh, Allen G.; Shankland, Rebecca K.; Wolbers, Kimberly A.; Lawrence, Ann M. – Reading and Writing: An Interdisciplinary Journal, 2013
A convenience sample of 618 children and adolescents in grades 4 through 10, excluding grade 8, were asked to complete a writing motivation and activity scale and to provide a timed narrative writing sample to permit an examination of the relationships between writing motivation, writing activity, writing performance, and the student…
Descriptors: Student Characteristics, Student Motivation, Path Analysis, Rating Scales
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Olinghouse, Natalie G.; Wilson, Joshua – Reading and Writing: An Interdisciplinary Journal, 2013
The purpose of this study was to examine the role of vocabulary in writing across three genres. Fifth graders (N = 105) wrote three compositions: story, persuasive, and informative. Each composition revolved around the topic of outer space to control for background knowledge. Written compositions were scored for holistic writing quality and…
Descriptors: Writing (Composition), Grade 5, Vocabulary, Story Telling
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Protopapas, Athanassios; Fakou, Aikaterini; Drakopoulou, Styliani; Skaloumbakas, Christos; Mouzaki, Angeliki – Reading and Writing: An Interdisciplinary Journal, 2013
In this study we propose a classification system for spelling errors and determine the most common spelling difficulties of Greek children with and without dyslexia. Spelling skills of 542 children from the general population and 44 children with dyslexia, Grades 3-4 and 7, were assessed with a dictated common word list and age-appropriate…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Spelling, Classification, Error Patterns
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Treiman, Rebecca; Allaith, Zainab – Reading and Writing: An Interdisciplinary Journal, 2013
We tested the idea that the directionality of a person's primary writing system has influences outside the domain of reading and writing, specifically influences on aesthetic preferences. The results of several previous studies suggest that people whose primary writing system goes from left to right prefer pictures of moving and static objects…
Descriptors: Reading Habits, Aesthetics, Preferences, Semitic Languages
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Sparks, Richard L.; Patton, Jon; Ganschow, Leonore; Humbach, Nancy – Reading and Writing: An Interdisciplinary Journal, 2012
Authors examined the relationship between individual differences in L1 print exposure and differences in early L1 skills and later L2 aptitude, L2 proficiency, and L2 classroom achievement. Participants were administered measures of L1 word decoding, spelling, phonemic awareness, reading comprehension, receptive vocabulary, and listening…
Descriptors: Native Language, Emergent Literacy, Second Languages, Language Aptitude
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Maggio, Severine; Lete, Bernard; Chenu, Florence; Jisa, Harriet; Fayol, Michel – Reading and Writing: An Interdisciplinary Journal, 2012
This study examines the dynamics of cognitive processes during writing. Participants were 5th, 7th and 9th graders ranging in age from 10 to 15 years. They were shown a short silent video composed of clips illustrating conflictual situations between people in school, and were invited to produce a narrative text. Three chronometric measures of word…
Descriptors: Writing (Composition), Cognitive Processes, Writing Skills, Time
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Beers, Scott F.; Nagy, William E. – Reading and Writing: An Interdisciplinary Journal, 2011
Two measures of syntactic complexity, clauses per T-unit and words per clause, were used to examine differences among four genres of text--narrative, descriptive, compare/contrast, and persuasive--written by the same two cohorts (83 students in grades three and five and 96 students in grades five and seven) on two occasions 2 years apart as part…
Descriptors: Writing (Composition), Grades (Scholastic), Syntax, Essays
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Silva, Silvia Morales; Verhoeven, Ludo; van Leeuwe, Jan – Reading and Writing: An Interdisciplinary Journal, 2011
In this study, the socio-cultural variation in reading comprehension development was examined in 331 fifth graders from schools in Lima, Peru. Reading comprehension was measured using an adaptation of the PIRLS Reading Literacy test. The fifth graders' reading comprehension results, measured over the course of fifth grade, were related to the…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Reading Comprehension, Grade 5, Elementary School Students
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Carlisle, Joanne F.; Berebitsky, Dan – Reading and Writing: An Interdisciplinary Journal, 2011
Current debates concerning effective professional development for teachers of early reading have focused on the potential benefits of a literacy coach in providing sustained support and guidance for teachers' learning from a professional development program. In this study, we compare the response of first-grade teachers to a model of professional…
Descriptors: Faculty Development, Reading Teachers, Reading Instruction, Coaching (Performance)
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Weiss, Silvana; Grabner, Roland H.; Kargl, Reinhard; Purgstaller, Christian; Fink, Andreas – Reading and Writing: An Interdisciplinary Journal, 2010
Behavioral and neurophysiological effects of a computer-aided morphological training protocol were examined in German-speaking children from Grades 3 to 9. Study 1 compared morphological awareness, reading, and spelling skills of 34 trained children with an untrained control group of 34 children matched for age, sex, and intelligence. All…
Descriptors: Reading Difficulties, Spelling, Reading Skills, Morphology (Languages)
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Smith, Susan Lambrecht – Reading and Writing: An Interdisciplinary Journal, 2009
Phonological and lexical characteristics of 30-month-old children's spontaneous language samples were examined as indicators of later reading outcome. Participants were 27 children, 10 children with reading disability and 17 children without reading disability. Of the non-disabled readers, 7 were at high familial risk for reading disability, and…
Descriptors: Reading Difficulties, Grade 2, Learning Disabilities, Language Processing
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Taboada, Ana; Tonks, Stephen M.; Wigfield, Allan; Guthrie, John T. – Reading and Writing: An Interdisciplinary Journal, 2009
The authors examined how motivational and cognitive variables predict reading comprehension, and whether each predictor variable adds unique explanatory power when statistically controlling for the others. Fourth-grade students (N = 205) completed measures of reading comprehension in September and December of the same year, and measures of…
Descriptors: Reading Comprehension, Predictor Variables, Reading Motivation, Student Motivation
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