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Guan, Connie Qun; Ye, Feifei; Meng, Wanjin; Leong, Che Kan – Annals of Dyslexia, 2013
We studied the performance in three genres of Chinese written composition (narration, exposition, and argumentation) of 158 grade 4, 5, and 6 poor Chinese text comprehenders compared with 156 good Chinese text comprehenders. We examined text comprehension and written composition relationship. Verbal working memory (verbal span working memory and…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Elementary School Students, Reading Comprehension, Writing (Composition)
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Leong, Che Kan; Hau, Kit Tai; Tse, Shek Kam; Loh, Ka Yee – Annals of Dyslexia, 2007
The present study examined the role of verbal working memory (memory span and tongue-twister), two-character Chinese pseudoword reading (two tasks), rapid automatized naming (RAN) (letters and numbers), and phonological segmentation (deletion of rimes and onsets) in inferential text comprehension in Chinese in 31 less competent comprehenders…
Descriptors: Reading Comprehension, Memory, Control Groups, Chinese
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Leong, Che Kan; Jerred, Wendy D. – Annals of Dyslexia, 2001
A study involving 91 children (ages 3-5) divided into more able and less able sub-groups found mathematical word problems containing inconsistent information were more difficult than those with consistent information. Word problems containing inadequate and redundant information were more difficult to explain than those items with just enough…
Descriptors: Data Interpretation, Dyslexia, Elementary Education, Information Utilization
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Leong, Che Kan – Annals of Dyslexia, 1988
A model for understanding reading, containing three components (orthographic/phonological, morphological, and sentence and paragraph comprehension) was tested with 298 preadolescent readers. Maximum likelihood analyses showed that the model provides a good fit for the grade 4 data, a reasonable fit for grade 5, but was less unambiguous for grade…
Descriptors: Intermediate Grades, Maximum Likelihood Statistics, Models, Morphology (Languages)