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Turunen, Tiina; Kiuru, Noona; Poskiparta, Elisa; Niemi, Pekka; Nurmi, Jari-Erik – Scientific Studies of Reading, 2019
School bullying is associated with externalizing and internalizing problems, but little is known about whether reading difficulties also play a part. We asked how, in Grades 1 and 2, word reading skills and externalizing/internalizing problems predict the degree to which students are involved in bullying in Grade 3. Using a sample of 480 Finnish…
Descriptors: Reading Research, Behavior Problems, Victims, Bullying
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Bar-Kochva, Irit; Nevo, Einat – Journal of Research in Reading, 2019
Phonological awareness has been found to be strongly related to spelling. Findings on the relations between rapid-naming and spelling are less consistent and have been suggested to be shared with speed of processing. This study set out to examine these relations in spelling and reading of Hebrew. Children attending the regular educational system…
Descriptors: Naming, Phonological Awareness, Spelling, Elementary School Students
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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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Chen, Yi-Jui Iva; Irey, Robin; Cunningham, Anne E. – Scientific Studies of Reading, 2018
The goal of this study was to test the item-based assumption of the self-teaching hypothesis by reanalyzing Cunningham's (2006) data. In Cunningham's study, 37 first graders participated in a self-teaching experiment, and their orthographic learning was measured by a spelling task and an orthographic choice task. A 2-level logistic regression…
Descriptors: Phonology, Decoding (Reading), Accuracy, Spelling
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Khalaf, Shiva; Santi, Kristi L.; Kulesz, Paulina A.; Bunta, Ferenc; Francis, David J. – New Directions for Child and Adolescent Development, 2019
This study investigated the dimensionality of bilingual phonological awareness (PA) in English and Spanish by replicating a kindergarten model in Grade 1, and presents alternatives to modeling clustered data. English and Spanish tasks were analyzed from previously collected samples totaling 1,586 first grade Spanish-speaking English learners. Four…
Descriptors: Bilingualism, Phonological Awareness, Spanish Speaking, Grade 1
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Viljaranta, Jaana; Kiuru, Noona; Lerkkanen, Marja-Kristiina; Silinskas, Gintautas; Poikkeus, Anna-Maija; Nurmi, Jari-Erik – Educational Psychology, 2017
The majority of previous research on academic skills, self-concept of ability and interest has deployed the variable-oriented approach and focused on self-concept, or ability, or interest only. This study examined the patterns and dynamics of pattern change in Finnish children's word reading skill, self-concept of ability and interest from…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Reading Skills, Self Concept, Reading Ability
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Makhoul, Baha – Journal of Psycholinguistic Research, 2017
In the current research we investigate the role of early phonological awareness skills on reading development in diglossic Arabic. Two-hundred and six Arabic speaking first graders, composed of 25 at-linguistic risk pupils (LR group) and 181 normally developing readers, representing the found heterogeneity in the classroom participated in this…
Descriptors: Phonological Awareness, Semitic Languages, Grade 1, Reading Difficulties
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Batson-Magnuson, LuAnn – Communication Disorders Quarterly, 2017
This study explores the relationship between preschool phonological and nonphonological language performance and first-grade reading performance. Data were gathered from the files of 149 students who had completed a universal kindergarten screening program in the spring prior to enrollment. Bivariate correlation analyses, Steiger's Z comparisons,…
Descriptors: Phonological Awareness, Early Reading, Preschool Children, Grade 1
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Çayir, Aybala – Universal Journal of Educational Research, 2017
The purpose of this study was to analyze primary school first grade students' reading levels and correlate their visual perception skills. For this purpose, students' reading speed, reading comprehension and reading errors were determined using The Informal Reading Inventory. Students' visual perception levels were also analyzed using…
Descriptors: Reading Skills, Reading Instruction, Visual Perception, Grade 1
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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
Swanson, H. Lee; Orosco, Michael J.; Kudo, Milagros – Journal of Learning Disabilities, 2017
This cohort-sequential study explored the components of working memory (WM) that underlie second language (L2) reading growth in 450 children at risk and not at risk for reading disabilities (RD) whose first language is Spanish. English language learners designated as balanced and nonbalanced bilinguals with and without risk for RD in Grades 1, 2,…
Descriptors: Short Term Memory, Bilingualism, Reading Difficulties, Spanish Speaking
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Uchikoshi, Yuuko; Yang, Lu; Lohr, Brandi; Leung, Genevieve – Literacy Research: Theory, Method, and Practice, 2016
This longitudinal study examined the role of oral proficiency on English reading comprehension, as measured with elicited narratives using a wordless picture book, "Frog Where are You?". The sample consisted 102 English language learners, including both Spanish and Cantonese speakers. Narrative samples were collected in the winter of…
Descriptors: Oral Language, Language Proficiency, Reading Comprehension, Picture Books
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Kikas, Eve; Silinskas, Gintautas – Educational Psychology, 2016
This longitudinal study aimed at examining the relationship between children's task persistence, mothers' academic help, and the development of children's literacy skills (reading and spelling) at the beginning of primary school. The participants were 870 children, 682 mothers, and 53 class teachers. Data were collected three times--at the…
Descriptors: Longitudinal Studies, Literacy, Reading Skills, Persistence
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Lonigan, Christopher J.; Burgess, Stephen R. – Scientific Studies of Reading, 2017
Confirmatory factor analyses of data from 1,501 kindergarten to 5th-grade children who completed 3 measures of decoding, 3 measures of reading comprehension, and 3 measures of listening comprehension as part of a larger study were used to identify the dimensionality of reading skills across elementary school. A 1-factor (reading) model was the…
Descriptors: Reading Skills, Elementary School Students, Reading Comprehension, Decoding (Reading)
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Nevo, Einat; Bar-Kochva, Irit – Mind, Brain, and Education, 2015
This study investigated the relations of early working-memory abilities (phonological and visual-spatial short-term memory [STM] and complex memory and episodic buffer memory) and later developing reading skills. Sixty Hebrew-speaking children were followed from kindergarten through Grade 5. Working memory was tested in kindergarten and reading in…
Descriptors: Short Term Memory, Reading Skills, Longitudinal Studies, Kindergarten
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