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Kim, Young-Suk; Puranik, Cynthia; Al Otaiba, Stephanie – Elementary School Journal, 2015
We examined growth trajectories of writing and the relation of children's socioeconomic status and language and/or speech impairment to the growth trajectories. First-grade children (N = 304) were assessed on their written composition in the fall, winter, and spring, and their vocabulary and literacy skills in the fall. Children's SES had a…
Descriptors: Socioeconomic Status, Language Impairments, Speech Impairments, Child Development
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Kim, Young-Suk; Park, Chea Hyeong; Wagner, Richard K. – Reading and Writing: An Interdisciplinary Journal, 2014
In the present study we investigated developmental relations among word reading fluency, listening comprehension, and text reading fluency to reading comprehension in a relatively transparent language, Korean. A total of 98 kindergartners and 170 first graders in Korea were assessed on a series of tasks involving listening comprehension, word…
Descriptors: Oral Reading, Reading Fluency, Foreign Countries, Listening Comprehension
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Kim, Young-Suk; Wagner, Richard K.; Lopez, Danielle – Journal of Experimental Child Psychology, 2012
From a developmental framework, relations among list reading fluency, oral and silent reading fluency, listening comprehension, and reading comprehension might be expected to change as children's reading skills develop. We examined developmental relations among these constructs in a latent-variable longitudinal study of first and second graders.…
Descriptors: Reading Comprehension, Listening Comprehension, Silent Reading, Reading Fluency
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Kim, Young-Suk – Learning and Individual Differences, 2012
We investigated the relations of L2 (i.e., English) oral reading fluency, silent reading fluency, word reading automaticity, oral language skills, and L1 literacy skills (i.e., Spanish) to L2 reading comprehension for Spanish-speaking English language learners in the first grade (N = 150). An analysis was conducted for the entire sample as well as…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Literacy, Speech Communication, Second Language Learning
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Kim, Young-Suk; Wagner, Richard K.; Foster, Elizabeth – Scientific Studies of Reading, 2011
In the present study, we examined oral and silent reading fluency and their relations with reading comprehension. In a series of structural equation models with latent variables using data from 316 first-grade students, (a) silent and oral reading fluency were found to be related yet distinct forms of reading fluency, (b) silent reading fluency…
Descriptors: Reading Comprehension, Listening Comprehension, Silent Reading, Reading Fluency