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Kim, Young-Suk Grace; Piper, Benjamin – Reading and Writing: An Interdisciplinary Journal, 2019
The linguistic interdependence hypothesis (Cummins, 1979, 2000) states that children's second-language (L2) proficiency is, to some extent, a function of their first-language (L1) competence. Previous studies have examined this hypothesis with focus on a unidirectional relation from L1 to L2. In the present study, we examined…
Descriptors: Transfer of Training, Reading Skills, Longitudinal Studies, African Languages
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Cohen, Rebecca A.; Mather, Nancy; Schneider, Deborah A.; White, Jennifer M. – Reading and Writing: An Interdisciplinary Journal, 2017
One-hundred-fourteen kindergarten through third-grade teachers from seven different schools were surveyed using "The Survey of Preparedness and Knowledge of Language Structure Related to Teaching Reading to Struggling Students." The purpose was to compare their definitions and application knowledge of language structure, phonics, and…
Descriptors: Kindergarten, Grade 1, Grade 2, Grade 3
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Ritchey, Kristen D.; Coker, David L., Jr.; Jackson, Allison F. – Reading and Writing: An Interdisciplinary Journal, 2015
We investigated the relationship between 28 teachers' theoretical orientations to writing instruction and self-reported instructional practices and student writing performance. First-, second-, and third-grade teachers completed the Teacher Writing Orientation Scale developed by Graham, Harris, MacArthur, and Fink (2002) and reported the frequency…
Descriptors: Early Childhood Education, Writing Instruction, Writing Achievement, Instructional Effectiveness
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Pinto, Giuliana; Bigozzi, Lucia; Tarchi, Christian; Gamannossi, Beatrice Accorti; Canneti, Laura – Reading and Writing: An Interdisciplinary Journal, 2015
The present study examined the relationship between reading (i.e., rapidity and accuracy) and writing competences (i.e., fluency, accuracy, and composition skills) of Italian children in the first and second grade. The performance of seventy-five children was longitudinally assessed over a 2-year period. Results demonstrated that reading and…
Descriptors: Reading Skills, Writing Skills, Reading Fluency, Grade 1
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Foorman, Barbara R.; Herrera, Sarah; Petscher, Yaacov; Mitchell, Alison; Truckenmiller, Adrea – Reading and Writing: An Interdisciplinary Journal, 2015
This study examined the structure of oral language and reading and their relation to comprehension from a latent variable modeling perspective in Kindergarten, Grade 1, and Grade 2. Participants were students in Kindergarten (n = 218), Grade 1 (n = 372), and Grade 2 (n = 273), attending Title 1 schools. Students were administered phonological…
Descriptors: Oral Language, Oral Reading, Correlation, Reading Comprehension
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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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Ford, Karen L.; Cabell, Sonia Q.; Konold, Timothy R.; Invernizzi, Marcia; Gartland, Lauren B. – Reading and Writing: An Interdisciplinary Journal, 2013
This study explored heterogeneity in literacy development among 2,300 Hispanic children receiving English as a Second Language (ESL) services at the start of kindergarten. Two research questions guided this work: (1) Do Spanish-speaking English language learners receiving ESL services in the fall of kindergarten demonstrate homogeneous early…
Descriptors: Profiles, Phonetics, Alphabets, Spelling
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Hooper, Stephen R.; Costa, Lara-Jeane; McBee, Matthew; Anderson, Kathleen L.; Yerby, Donna C.; Knuth, Sean B.; Childress, Amy – Reading and Writing: An Interdisciplinary Journal, 2011
The primary purpose of this study was to examine several key questions related to the neuropsychological contributors to early written language. First, can we develop an empirical measurement model that encompasses many of the neuropsychological components that have been deemed as important to the development of written language? Second, once…
Descriptors: Writing (Composition), Spelling, Grades (Scholastic), Structural Equation Models
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Ouellette, Gene; Beers, Ashley – Reading and Writing: An Interdisciplinary Journal, 2010
The present study sought to clarify the relations amongst serial decoding, irregular word recognition, listening comprehension, facets of oral vocabulary and reading comprehension in two cohorts of children differing in reading level. In the process, the components of the simple view of reading were evaluated. Students in grades 1 (n = 67) and 6…
Descriptors: Reading Comprehension, Listening Comprehension, Reading, Oral Language
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Babayigit, Selma; Stainthorp, Rhona – Reading and Writing: An Interdisciplinary Journal, 2010
The study examined: (a) the role of phonological, grammatical, and rapid automatized naming (RAN) skills in reading and spelling development; and (b) the component processes of early narrative writing skills. Fifty-seven Turkish-speaking children were followed from Grade 1 to Grade 2. RAN was the most powerful longitudinal predictor of reading…
Descriptors: Writing (Composition), Spelling, Early Reading, Grammar
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Foorman, Barbara R.; York, Mary; Santi, Kristi L.; Francis, David – Reading and Writing: An Interdisciplinary Journal, 2008
This study utilized early reading assessment data from a randomized trial of 210 urban and rural schools in Texas to examine contextual effects on risk prediction in first and second grade. The primary objective was to examine the roles of (a) individual differences, (b) the grade 1 classroom, and (c) the pairing of first and second grade teachers…
Descriptors: Urban Schools, Reading Difficulties, Rural Schools, Mentors