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Tarchi, Christian – Reading Psychology, 2017
This study explored the differential contribution of cognitive and motivational factors on the comprehension of an expository text in secondary school students. One hundred and fifty-five 7th and 8th grade students were assessed in prior knowledge, inferences, metacognition, reading motivation, topic interest, and reading comprehension of history…
Descriptors: Expository Writing, Secondary School Students, Prior Learning, Grade 7
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Teruggi, Lilia A.; Gutiérrez-Cáceres, Rafaela – Reading Psychology, 2015
Most studies on narrative competence have focused on monolingual subjects, and there are very few studies which address this issue in bilingual subjects dealing with two language systems. In the present case study we analyzed and compared the textual and narrative written skills of three deaf and three hearing adolescents attending eighth grade at…
Descriptors: Writing Assignments, Deafness, Comparative Analysis, Bilingualism
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Zucchermaglio, Cristina; And Others – Reading Psychology, 1986
Concludes that, at the beginning of their school careers, children are quite different as far as reading and writing are concerned, and that there are certain universal prerequisites to reading and writing that may be termed "metalinguistic skills." (FL)
Descriptors: Early Reading, Family Influence, Foreign Countries, Grade 1