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Reed, Deborah K.; Petscher, Yaacov; Foorman, Barbara R. – Reading and Writing: An Interdisciplinary Journal, 2016
This study examined the contributions of vocabulary and spelling to the reading comprehension of students in grades 6-10 who were and were not classified as English language learners. Results indicate that vocabulary accounted for greater between-grade differences and unique variance (?R[superscript 2] = 0.11-0.31) in comprehension as compared to…
Descriptors: Vocabulary, Spelling, Reading Comprehension, Grade 6
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Berninger, Virginia W.; Richards, Todd L.; Abbott, Robert D. – Reading and Writing: An Interdisciplinary Journal, 2015
In Study 1, children in grades 4-9 (N = 88, 29 females and 59 males) with persisting reading and/or writing disabilities, despite considerable prior specialized instruction in and out of school, were given an evidence-based comprehensive assessment battery at the university while parents completed questionnaires regarding past and current history…
Descriptors: Grade 4, Grade 5, Grade 6, Grade 7