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Pakarinen, Eija; Lerkkanen, Marja-Kristiina; Poikkeus, Anna-Maija; Rasku-Puttonen, Helena; Eskelä-Haapanen, Sirpa; Siekkinen, Martti; Nurmi, Jari-Erik – Early Education and Development, 2017
Research Findings: The purpose of the present study was to examine the extent to which the quality of teacher-child interactions and teachers' self-reported curriculum emphases are related to children's reading skill development during their 1st school year. To accomplish this, we assessed the reading skills of 1,029 Finnish children (M…
Descriptors: Teacher Student Relationship, Grade 1, Elementary School Students, Elementary School Teachers
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Magi, Katrin; Torppa, Minna; Lerkkanen, Marja-Kristiina; Poikkeus, Anna-Maija; Rasku-Puttonen, Helena; Nurmi, Jari-Erik – Learning and Individual Differences, 2013
A latent profile analysis approach was used to examine the developmental profiles of task-avoidant behaviour and reading skills in Grades 1 and 2, as well as their antecedents in kindergarten. The participants in this study were 448 children. Four different developmental profiles of task-avoidant behaviour and reading skills were identified. Our…
Descriptors: Grade 1, Grade 2, Elementary School Students, Kindergarten
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Magi, Katrin; Lerkkanen, Marja-Kristiina; Poikkeus, Anna-Maija; Rasku-Puttonen, Helena; Nurmi, Jari-Erik – Learning and Instruction, 2011
This longitudinal study investigated the cross-lagged associations between children's academic skill development, task-avoidant behaviour in the context of homework, and parental beliefs about their child's success from kindergarten to Grade 2. The participants were 1267 children. The children's pre-skills were assessed at the end of the…
Descriptors: Homework, Mothers, Parent Participation, Kindergarten
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Lerkkanen, Marja-Kristiina; Rasku-Puttonen, Helena; Aunola, Kaisa; Nurmi, Jari-Erik – Learning and Instruction, 2004
This study examined children's reading performance and its developmental trajectories during the first and the second grade. Ninety children were tested five times on word reading and reading comprehension. Qualitatively different groups were identified through cluster analysis: Competent, Technical, and Poor Readers. The results showed that the…
Descriptors: Reading Instruction, Reading Comprehension, Multivariate Analysis, Grade 2
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Lerkkanen, Marja-Kristiina; Rasku-Puttonen, Helena; Aunola, Kaisa; Nurmi, Jari-Erik – Educational Psychology, 2004
The aim of the study was to investigate prospective relationships between reading and writing performance during the first grade of primary school. The data was collected from 83 Finnish-speaking children who were examined four times on reading, spelling, and productive writing skills during the first grade. At the beginning of the school year,…
Descriptors: Writing Skills, Spelling, Reading Skills, Grade 1
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Lerkkanen, Marja-Kristiina; Rasku-Puttonen, Helena; Aunola, Kaisa; Nurmi, Jari-Erik – Journal of Early Childhood Research, 2004
This study investigates prospective relationships between phonemic awareness and reading performance during the first year of Finnish primary school. Pedagogical interest lay in finding out whether systematic use of phonics in reading instruction supported children's reading performance even if children can already decode. A total of 85 children…
Descriptors: Phonemics, Reading Achievement, Phonemic Awareness, Reading Skills