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Primor, Liron; Pierce, Margaret E.; Katzir, Tami – Annals of Dyslexia, 2011
The aim of this study was to investigate which cognitive and reading-related linguistic skills contribute to reading comprehension of narrative and expository texts. The study examined an Israeli national database of Hebrew-speaking readers in fourth grade, from which a subsample of 190 readers with a reading disability (RD) and 190 readers with…
Descriptors: Semitic Languages, Reading Comprehension, Story Reading, Expository Writing
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Kahn-Horwitz, Janina; Shimron, Joseph; Sparks, Richard L. – Annals of Dyslexia, 2006
This study examined individual differences among beginning readers of English as a foreign language (EFL). The study concentrated on the effects of underlying first language (L1) knowledge as well as EFL letter and vocabulary knowledge. Phonological and morphological awareness, spelling, vocabulary knowledge, and word reading in Hebrew L1, in…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Grade 4, Semitic Languages, Socioeconomic Status
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Bentin, Shlomo; Leshem, Haya – Annals of Dyslexia, 1993
This study of 508 Israeli kindergarten children learning to read Hebrew found that phonemic segmentation skills and reading acquisition are highly interrelated. Learning to read was the main factor accounting for the sharp increase in phonological awareness between six and seven years of age, and reading acquisition was facilitated by prior…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Hebrew, Performance Factors, Phonemes