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Savage, Robert; Stuart, Morag – Educational Psychology, 2006
This paper investigates the processes that predict reading acquisition. Associations between (a) scaffolding errors (e.g., "torn" misread as "town" or "tarn"), other reading errors, and later reading and (b) vowel and rime inferences and later reading were explored. To assess both of these issues, 50 6-year-old children were shown a number of CVC…
Descriptors: Rhyme, Vocabulary, Phonology, Skill Development
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Stuart, Morag; Dixon, Maureen; Masterson, Jackie – Educational Psychology, 2004
This paper investigated six to nine year old children's ability to use contractive and possessive apostrophes, the effects of type and token frequency, and the effect of teaching on this ability. Apostrophes provide an interesting opportunity to examine the basis of frequency effects in rule inference, as type and token frequencies dissociate in…
Descriptors: Punctuation, Elementary School Students, Reading Materials, Literacy Education