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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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Deater-Deckard, Kirby; Mullineaux, Paula Y.; Petrill, Stephen A.; Thompson, Lee A. – Reading and Writing: An Interdisciplinary Journal, 2009
We examined the associations between components of temperament and children's word and pseudo-word reading skills, in a school-age sample using a within-family internal-replication design. We estimated the statistical prediction of word and pseudo-word reading in separate regression equations that included the main effects of, and two-way…
Descriptors: Self Control, Reading Achievement, Reading Skills, Correlation
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Olinghouse, Natalie G.; Leaird, Jacqueline T. – Reading and Writing: An Interdisciplinary Journal, 2009
The purpose of this study was to examine the relationship between measures of written vocabulary and writing quality. Participants included 92 second-grade students and 101 fourth-grade students. Students completed two writing samples: one an experimenter-developed writing task and the other, a standardized assessment of writing quality. Research…
Descriptors: Evaluation Methods, Writing Processes, Educational Assessment, Measures (Individuals)
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Foorman, Barbara R.; York, Mary; Santi, Kristi L.; Francis, David – Reading and Writing: An Interdisciplinary Journal, 2008
This study utilized early reading assessment data from a randomized trial of 210 urban and rural schools in Texas to examine contextual effects on risk prediction in first and second grade. The primary objective was to examine the roles of (a) individual differences, (b) the grade 1 classroom, and (c) the pairing of first and second grade teachers…
Descriptors: Urban Schools, Reading Difficulties, Rural Schools, Mentors