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Wawire, Brenda Aromu; Zuilkowski, Stephanie Simmons – International Multilingual Research Journal, 2021
The present study explored the role of vocabulary and decoding skills in predicting reading comprehension, utilizing data from 322 first- grade children from four elementary schools in Kenya. The children were administered a comprehensive battery of tests to assess pseudo-word reading skills, oral reading fluency, reading comprehension, and…
Descriptors: Vocabulary Development, Decoding (Reading), Language Skills, Reading Comprehension
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Arnaus Gil, Laia; Müller, Natascha; Sette, Nadine; Hüppop, Marina – International Multilingual Research Journal, 2021
This article examines factors that promote active multilingualism. For this purpose, the "Peabody Picture Vocabulary Test" was used with 48 children. Their results were linked to a parental questionnaire designed to evaluate the children's linguistic input in their immediate environment. The study shows that, besides a minimum amount of…
Descriptors: Bilingualism, Multilingualism, Family Relationship, Language Usage
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Jiménez-Castellanos, Oscar; Blanchard, Jay; Atwill, Kim; Jiménez-Silva, Margarita – International Multilingual Research Journal, 2014
This study examined beginning English literacy-skill development and achievement among Spanish-speaking children enrolled in state-mandated English-only classrooms. The children possessed Spanish skill at or above age-appropriate level, yet minimal English skill, and came from a Spanish-speaking community adjacent to the U.S.-Mexico border. Under…
Descriptors: Emergent Literacy, Bilingualism, Reading Fluency, English (Second Language)