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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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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)