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Lin, Candise Y.; Cheng, Chenxi; Wang, Min – Reading and Writing: An Interdisciplinary Journal, 2018
The current study examined the contribution of cross-language phonological and morphological awareness to reading acquisition in bilingual children. Participants were 140 children (M[subscript age] = 8.26 years) between Grades 1-4 who learned Chinese as their first language and English as their second language. Awareness of phoneme, onset-rime,…
Descriptors: Phonological Awareness, Morphology (Languages), Bilingualism, Reading
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Bae, Han Suk; Joshi, R. Malatesha – Reading and Writing: An Interdisciplinary Journal, 2018
The purpose of the present study was to explore the role of morphological awareness in reading comprehension in different language learning contexts (ESL and EFL). Korean ESL and Korean EFL learners (50 and 257 respectively) in grades five and six were administered measures of L2 (English) morphological, phonological, and orthographic awareness…
Descriptors: Korean, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction
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Hassunah Arafat, Safieh; Korat, Ofra; Aram, Dorit; Saiegh-Haddad, Elinor – Reading and Writing: An Interdisciplinary Journal, 2017
The study addressed the question of continuity in literacy achievements from kindergarten to first grade among Arabic-speaking children in Israel. We examined (1) how age and family socio-economic status (SES) predict children's literacy skills in kindergarten and (2) how age, SES, and early literacy skills in kindergarten predict literacy…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Academic Achievement, Early Childhood Education, Kindergarten
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Wong, Yu Ka – Reading and Writing: An Interdisciplinary Journal, 2017
Based on the Simple View of Reading model, this study examines the relationships among Chinese reading comprehension and its two componential processes, Chinese character reading and listening comprehension, in young learners of Chinese as a second language (CSL) using a longitudinal design. Using relevant measures, a sample of 142 senior primary…
Descriptors: Correlation, Chinese, Second Language Learning, Reading Comprehension
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Drijbooms, Elise; Groen, Margriet A.; Verhoeven, Ludo – Reading and Writing: An Interdisciplinary Journal, 2017
The aim of this study was to examine the contribution of transcription skills, oral language skills, and executive functions to growth in narrative writing between fourth and sixth grade. While text length and story content of narratives did not increase with age, syntactic complexity of narratives showed a clear developmental progression. Results…
Descriptors: Executive Function, Predictor Variables, Syntax, Difficulty Level
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Fernandes, Sandra; Querido, Luís; Verhaeghe, Arlette; Marques, Catarina; Araújo, Luísa – Reading and Writing: An Interdisciplinary Journal, 2017
This study investigated direct and indirect effects between oral reading fluency, vocabulary and reading comprehension across reading development in European Portuguese. Participants were 329 children attending basic education, from grade 1 to grade 6. The results of path analyses showed that text reading fluency is much more dependent on the…
Descriptors: Portuguese, Vocabulary Development, Word Recognition, Reading Comprehension
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Asadi, Ibrahim A.; Khateb, Asaid; Ibrahim, Raphiq; Taha, Haitham – Reading and Writing: An Interdisciplinary Journal, 2017
The contribution of linguistic and cognitive variables to reading processes might vary depending on the particularities of the languages studied. This view is thought to be particularly true for Arabic which is a diglossic language and has particular orthographic and morpho-syntactic systems. This cross-sectional study examined the contribution of…
Descriptors: Cognitive Processes, Reading Processes, Semitic Languages, Elementary School Students
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Bos, Lisanne T.; de Koning, Björn B.; van Wesel, Floryt; Boonstra, A. Marije; van der Schoot, Menno – Reading and Writing: An Interdisciplinary Journal, 2015
Evidence is accumulating that the level of text comprehension is dependent on the situatedness and sensory richness of a child's mental representation formed during reading. This study investigated whether these factors involved in text comprehension also serve a functional role in writing a narrative. Direct influences of situatedness and sensory…
Descriptors: Elementary School Students, Creativity, Reading Comprehension, Narration
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Tobia, Valentina; Bonifacci, Paola – Reading and Writing: An Interdisciplinary Journal, 2015
Comprehension is the ultimate goal of reading, but it is a very complex task consisting of multiple component skills. A number of studies have tested the simple view of reading (SVR; Gough & Tunmer, 1986) in opaque languages, but few investigations of the SVR components have been conducted on transparent languages. In the present study, we…
Descriptors: Reading Comprehension, Orthographic Symbols, Oral Language, Oral Reading
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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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Nakamoto, Jonathan; Lindsey, Kim A.; Manis, Franklin R. – Reading and Writing: An Interdisciplinary Journal, 2012
The development of English and Spanish reading and oral language skills from kindergarten to third grade was examined with a sample of 502 Spanish-speaking English language learners (ELLs) enrolled in three instructional programs. The students in the transitional bilingual and dual-language programs had significantly higher scores than the…
Descriptors: Reading Comprehension, Immersion Programs, Oral Language, Reading Achievement