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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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Chambré, Susan J.; Ehri, Linnea C.; Ness, Molly – Reading and Writing: An Interdisciplinary Journal, 2017
Orthographic facilitation refers to the boost in vocabulary learning that is provided when spellings are shown during study periods, but not during testing. The current study examined orthographic facilitation in beginning readers and whether directing their attention to print enhances the effect. In an experiment, first graders (N = 45) were…
Descriptors: Orthographic Symbols, Elementary School Students, Grade 1, Vocabulary Development
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Schaars, Moniek M.; Segers, Eliane; Verhoeven, Ludo – Reading and Writing: An Interdisciplinary Journal, 2017
The present longitudinal study aimed to investigate the development of word decoding skills during incremental phonics instruction in Dutch as a transparent orthography. A representative sample of 973 Dutch children in the first grade (M[subscript age] = 6;1, SD = 0;5) was exposed to incremental subsets of Dutch grapheme-phoneme correspondences…
Descriptors: Decoding (Reading), Phonics, Teaching Methods, Reading Instruction
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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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Wolf, Beverly; Abbott, Robert D.; Berninger, Virginia W. – Reading and Writing: An Interdisciplinary Journal, 2017
In Study 1, the treatment group (N = 33 first graders, M = 6 years 10 months, 16 girls) received Slingerland multi-modal (auditory, visual, tactile, motor through hand, and motor through mouth) manuscript (unjoined) handwriting instruction embedded in systematic spelling, reading, and composing lessons; and the control group (N = 16 first graders,…
Descriptors: Handwriting, Writing Instruction, Grade 1, Elementary School Students
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Binamé, Florence; Poncelet, Martine – Reading and Writing: An Interdisciplinary Journal, 2016
Recent theories of short-term memory (STM) distinguish between item information, which reflects the temporary activation of long-term representations stored in the language system, and serial-order information, which is encoded in a specific representational system that is independent of the language network. Some studies examining the…
Descriptors: Early Childhood Education, Elementary School Students, Grade 1, Grade 2
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Wise, Nancy; D'Angelo, Nadia; Chen, Xi – Reading and Writing: An Interdisciplinary Journal, 2016
The current intervention study investigated the sustained effectiveness of phonological awareness training on the reading development of 16 children in French immersion who were identified as at-risk readers based on grade 1 English measures. The intervention program provided children from three cohorts with supplemental reading in small groups on…
Descriptors: Phonological Awareness, French, Immersion Programs, At Risk Students
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Lyster, Solveig-Alma Halaas; Lervåg, Arne Olav; Hulme, Charles – Reading and Writing: An Interdisciplinary Journal, 2016
We evaluated the effect of morphological awareness training delivered in preschool (8 months before school entry) on reading ability at the end of grade 1 and 5 years later (in Grade 6). In preschool, one group of children received morphological awareness training, while a second group received phonological awareness training. A control group…
Descriptors: Reading, Reading Instruction, Reading Comprehension, Control Groups
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Roy-Charland, Annie; Perron, Melanie; Turgeon, Krystle-Lee; Hoffman, Nichola; Chamberland, Justin A. – Reading and Writing: An Interdisciplinary Journal, 2016
In the current study the reading speed of the narration and the difficulty of the text was manipulated and links were explored with children's attention to the printed text in shared book reading. Thirty-nine children (24 grade 1 and 15 grade 2) were presented easy and difficult books at slow (syllable by syllable) or fast (adult reading speed)…
Descriptors: Reading Rate, Difficulty Level, Young Children, Elementary School Students
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Häikiö, Tuomo; Bertram, Raymond; Hyönä, Jukka – Reading and Writing: An Interdisciplinary Journal, 2016
Finnish ABC books present words with hyphens inserted at syllable boundaries. Syllabification by hyphens is abandoned in the 2nd grade for bisyllabic words, but continues for words with three or more syllables. The current eye movement study investigated how and to what extent syllable hyphens in bisyllabic ("kah-vi" "cof-fee")…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Elementary School Students, Grade 1, Grade 2
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Asaad, Hanan; Eviatar, Zohar – Reading and Writing: An Interdisciplinary Journal, 2014
We examined the relative contribution of visual abilities, accessibility of letter names, and phonological awareness, to text reading speed and accuracy of Arabic in first, third, and fifth grades. The results revealed that for all levels of skill, phonological awareness contributes significantly to reading accuracy, to the same degree. For…
Descriptors: Semitic Languages, Visual Perception, Alphabets, Phonological Awareness
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Partanen, Marita; Siegel, Linda S. – Reading and Writing: An Interdisciplinary Journal, 2014
This study examined the longitudinal effects of an early literacy intervention in Kindergarten. A group of children completed reading and cognitive measures between Kindergarten (5-6 years old) and Grade 7 (12-13 years old). Our results showed that 22% of children were identified as at-risk for reading deficits in Kindergarten, but only 6% of…
Descriptors: Longitudinal Studies, Early Intervention, Literacy Education, Kindergarten
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Fletcher-Flinn, Claire M.; Thompson, G. Brian; Yamada, Megumi; Naka, Makiko – Reading and Writing: An Interdisciplinary Journal, 2014
In research on the acquisition of reading, there have been cross-orthographic comparisons made between some alphabetic scripts and a few syllabic scripts. In the present study of Japanese Grade 1 children learning to read hiragana, a syllabic script, there was a comparison of assessments of oral word reading accuracy levels recorded by scorers…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Grade 1, Elementary School Students, Beginning Reading
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Cena, Johanna; Baker, Doris Luft; Kame'enui, Edward J.; Baker, Scott K.; Park, Yonghan; Smolkowski, Keith – Reading and Writing: An Interdisciplinary Journal, 2013
This study examined the impact of a 15-min daily explicit vocabulary intervention in Spanish on expressive and receptive vocabulary knowledge and oral reading fluency in Spanish, and on language proficiency in English. Fifty Spanish-speaking English learners who received 90 min of Spanish reading instruction in an early transition model were…
Descriptors: Spanish, Intervention, Expressive Language, Receptive Language
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Ho, Connie Suk-Han; Wong, Yau-Kai; Yeung, Pui-Sze; Chan, David Wai-ock; Chung, Kevin Kien-Hoa; Lo, Sau-Ching; Luan, Hui – Reading and Writing: An Interdisciplinary Journal, 2012
The present study aimed at identifying core components of reading instruction in Chinese within the framework of the tiered intervention model. A curriculum with four teaching components of cognitive-linguistic skills was implemented in a Program school for 3 years since Grade 1. The findings showed that the Tier 1 intervention was effective in…
Descriptors: Reading Comprehension, Intervention, Linguistics, Oral Language
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