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Elleman, Amy M.; Steacy, Laura M.; Olinghouse, Natalie G.; Compton, Donald L. – Scientific Studies of Reading, 2017
Although instruction has been shown to be effective at increasing vocabulary knowledge and comprehension, factors most important for promoting the acquisition of novel vocabulary are less known. In addition, few vocabulary studies have utilized models that simultaneously take into account child-level, word-level, and instructional factors to…
Descriptors: Reading Instruction, Vocabulary Development, Elementary School Students, Grade 3
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Sideridis, Georgios D.; Simos, Panagiotis; Mouzaki, Angeliki; Stamovlasis, Dimitrios – Scientific Studies of Reading, 2016
The study explored the moderating role of rapid automatized naming (RAN) in reading achievement through a cusp-catastrophe model grounded on nonlinear dynamic systems theory. Data were obtained from a community sample of 496 second through fourth graders who were followed longitudinally over 2 years and split into 2 random subsamples (validation…
Descriptors: Naming, Reading Processes, Reading Achievement, Grade 2
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Veenendaal, Nathalie J.; Groen, Margriet A.; Verhoeven, Ludo – Scientific Studies of Reading, 2016
The purpose of this study was to examine the directionality of the relationship between text reading prosody and reading comprehension in the upper grades of primary school. We compared 3 theoretical possibilities: Two unidirectional relations from text reading prosody to reading comprehension and from reading comprehension to text reading prosody…
Descriptors: Reading Comprehension, Elementary School Students, Longitudinal Studies, Foreign Countries
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Poulsen, Mads; Gravgaard, Amalie K. D. – Scientific Studies of Reading, 2016
This study investigated the relationship between syntactic comprehension at the sentence level and text-level comprehension. The study isolated the specific contribution of syntax by asking whether sentence comprehension efficiency of difficult syntactic constructions explained variance in text comprehension after controlling for sentence…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Public Schools, Elementary School Students, Grade 5
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Alves, Rui A.; Limpo, Teresa – Scientific Studies of Reading, 2015
Research on adult writers has shown that writing proceeds through bursts of transcription activity interspersed by long pauses. Yet few studies have examined how these writing behaviors unfold during early and middle childhood. This study traces the progress of bursts, pauses, transcription, and written composition in Portuguese students from…
Descriptors: Written Language, Writing (Composition), Elementary School Students, Middle School Students