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Gorp, Karly; Segers, Eliane; Verhoeven, Ludo – Reading Research Quarterly, 2017
The effects of a word identification game aimed at enhancing decoding efficiency in poor readers were tested. Following a pretest-posttest-retention design with a waiting control group, 62 poor-reading Dutch second graders received a five-hour tablet intervention across a period of five weeks. During the intervention, participants practiced…
Descriptors: Decoding (Reading), Word Recognition, Reading Difficulties, Educational Games
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Veenendaal, Nathalie J.; Groen, Margriet A.; Verhoeven, Ludo – Reading Research Quarterly, 2016
The aim of the present study was to examine the relation between decoding and segmental and suprasegmental phonology, and their contribution to reading comprehension, in the upper primary grades. Following a longitudinal design, the performance of 99 Dutch primary school students on phonological awareness (segmental phonology) and text-reading…
Descriptors: Suprasegmentals, Decoding (Reading), Phonological Awareness, Reading Comprehension
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Leseman, Paul P. M.; de Jong, Peter F. – Reading Research Quarterly, 1998
Studies 89 multiethnic families with four-year-old children in the Netherlands to measure home literacy over a period of years. Tests and assesses children after formal reading instruction. Supports the hypothesis that home literacy is multifaceted. (PA)
Descriptors: Diversity (Student), Family Characteristics, Family Environment, Family Involvement
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Koolstra, Cees M.; And Others – Reading Research Quarterly, 1997
Explores longitudinal effects of television viewing on 1,050 Dutch children's reading comprehension, causal mechanisms that underlie these effects on reading comprehension, and longitudinal effects of television on decoding skills. Surveys children three times at one-year intervals. Suggests that television viewing inhibited development of reading…
Descriptors: Decoding (Reading), Elementary Education, Foreign Countries, Longitudinal Studies
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Verhoeven, Ludo T. – Reading Research Quarterly, 1990
Investigates differences in reading acquisition processes between Dutch and Turkish children learning to read Dutch. Finds that both groups rely on comparable reading strategies. Presents a structural model to examine interactions between the various reading processes in Dutch. Suggests that children learning to read in a second language should…
Descriptors: Beginning Reading, Foreign Countries, Longitudinal Studies, Models