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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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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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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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Kieffer, Michael J.; Lesaux, Nonie K. – Reading and Writing: An Interdisciplinary Journal, 2008
This study examined the relationship between morphological awareness and reading comprehension in English among Spanish-speaking English language learners (ELLs) followed from fourth through fifth grade. Students' ability to decompose derived words while reading was assessed using an experimental task. Multiple regression analyses were used to…
Descriptors: Reading Comprehension, Morphology (Languages), Second Language Learning, Grade 5