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Kim, Young-Suk Grace; Piper, Benjamin – Journal of Research in Reading, 2019
Background: We examined the component skills of reading comprehension (i.e., letter sound knowledge, syllable reading fluency, decoding fluency, text or oral reading fluency and listening comprehension) and their structural relations using data from three sub-Saharan African languages with transparent orthographies in a multilingual context.…
Descriptors: African Languages, Phoneme Grapheme Correspondence, Reading Fluency, Reading Comprehension
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Russell, Ginny; Ukoumunne, Obioha C.; Ryder, Denise; Golding, Jean; Norwich, Brahm – Journal of Research in Reading, 2018
Previous U.K. population-based studies have found associations amongst early speech and language difficulties, socioeconomic disadvantage and children's word-reading ability later on. We examine the strength of these associations in a recent U.K. population-based birth cohort. Analyses were based on 13,680 participants. Linear regression models…
Descriptors: Reading Ability, Foreign Countries, Regression (Statistics), Path Analysis
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Paige, David D.; Smith, Grant S. – Journal of Research in Reading, 2018
The simple view of reading hypothesises that reading comprehension is predicted by decoding and language abilities. In this study, 257 fifth-grade English-language learners (Ells) in south-central India were assessed on reading and language measures. Using a model of the simple view, we fit the data using path analysis to determine the extent to…
Descriptors: Indians, Reading Processes, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning