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Bingham, Gary E.; Hall-Kenyon, Kendra M.; Culatta, Barbara – Communication Disorders Quarterly, 2010
This study examined the effect of explicit and engaging supplemental early literacy instruction on at-risk kindergarten children's literacy development. Sixty-three kindergarten-aged children who had been ranked in the lowest 20th percentile on basic literacy skills participated in this study (38 treatment). Results reveal that children who…
Descriptors: Kindergarten, Emergent Literacy, Supplementary Education, Tutoring
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Wankoff, Lorain Szabo; Cairns, Helen Smith – Communication Disorders Quarterly, 2009
This study was designed to determine the contributions of metalinguistic skill and psycholinguistic processing ability to children's ability to detect the ambiguity of sentences and the relationship among all three factors to early reading ability. A total of 20 first graders and 20 second graders were given tasks testing the following abilities:…
Descriptors: Reading Comprehension, Reading Difficulties, Sentences, Reading Readiness