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Nag, Sonali; Snowling, Margaret; Quinlan, Philip; Hulme, Charles – Scientific Studies of Reading, 2014
In Kannada, visual features are arranged in blocks called "akshara," making this a visually more complex writing system than typical alphabetic orthographies. Akshara knowledge was assessed concurrently and 8 months later in 113 children in the first years of reading instruction (aged 4-7 years). Mixed effects logistic regression models…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Alphabets, Orthographic Symbols, Regression (Statistics)
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Verhoeven, Ludo; van Leeuwe, Jan; Vermeer, Anne – Scientific Studies of Reading, 2011
The associations between vocabulary growth and reading development were examined longitudinally for a representative sample of Dutch children throughout the elementary school period. Data on basic and advanced vocabulary, word decoding, and reading comprehension were collected across the different grades. The results showed significant progress on…
Descriptors: Reading Comprehension, Vocabulary Development, Elementary School Students, Foreign Countries