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Gabas, Clariebelle; Wood, Carla; Cabell, Sonia Q. – Reading and Writing: An Interdisciplinary Journal, 2022
Writing is essential for communication in literate societies, and its successful acquisition and development is central to academic achievement. Beginning in early childhood, preschool-age children gradually develop componential skills within the domains of handwriting, spelling, and composing that ultimately enable them to translate thoughts and…
Descriptors: Writing Instruction, Teacher Student Relationship, Emergent Literacy, Preschool Children
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Mervis, Carolyn B.; Greiner de Magalhães, Caroline; Cardoso-Martins, Cláudia – Reading and Writing: An Interdisciplinary Journal, 2022
We examined the cognitive, language, and instructional factors associated with reading ability in Williams syndrome (WS). Seventy 9-year-olds with WS completed standardized measures of real-word reading, pseudoword decoding, reading comprehension, phonological skills, listening comprehension, nonverbal reasoning, visual-spatial ability, verbal…
Descriptors: Genetic Disorders, Reading Skills, Reading Comprehension, Decoding (Reading)
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Skar, Gustaf B.; Lei, Pui-Wa; Graham, Steve; Aasen, Arne Johannes; Johansen, Marita Byberg; Kvistad, Anne Holten – Reading and Writing: An Interdisciplinary Journal, 2022
Until children can produce letters quickly and accurately, it is assumed that handwriting disrupts and limits the quality of their text. This investigation is the largest study to date (2596 girls, 2354 boys) assessing the association between handwriting fluency and writing quality. We tested whether handwriting fluency made a statistically unique…
Descriptors: Handwriting, Second Language Learning, Native Language, Elementary School Students
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Pantazopoulou, Evangelia-Jessica; Polychroni, Fotini; Diakogiorgi, Kleopatra; Georgiou, Vasileios L. – Reading and Writing: An Interdisciplinary Journal, 2022
In this study, we examined the accuracy and consistency of Greek-speaking children with spelling difficulties using a spelling level-matched design at two time points. Eighty-seven children were selected for inclusion in three groups: a group with spelling difficulties (SpD, n = 22 fifth graders) and two control groups, a chronological age-matched…
Descriptors: Accuracy, Spelling, Morphology (Languages), Grade 5
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Dylman, Alexandra S.; Kikutani, Mariko; Sasaki, Miho; Barry, Christopher – Reading and Writing: An Interdisciplinary Journal, 2022
The picture-word task presents participants with a number of pictured objects together with a written distractor word superimposed upon each picture, and their task is to name the depicted object while ignoring the distractor word. Depending on the specific picture and word combination, various effects, including the identity facilitation effect…
Descriptors: Japanese, Written Language, Pictorial Stimuli, Task Analysis
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Wood, Carla; Schatschneider, Christopher – Reading and Writing: An Interdisciplinary Journal, 2022
The aims of the current project were to: (1) describe average change in the use of academic words across the school year in writing and (2) examine potential predictors of growth in academic word use in response to morphology-focused supplemental instruction. Investigators utilized written expository responses of 824 students in 5th grade before…
Descriptors: Morphology (Languages), Academic Language, Language Usage, Second Language Learning
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Ng, Clarence; Graham, Steve; Liu, Xinghua; Lau, Kit-Ling; Tang, Kit-Yi – Reading and Writing: An Interdisciplinary Journal, 2022
Motives for writing is a new research area in the field of writing motivation. Recent studies have identified important motives for students' writing. Adding to this nascent foundation, the current study examined relationships between writing motives, writing self-efficacy and time spent on writing using a sample of grade 4 Chinese students in…
Descriptors: Writing (Composition), Self Efficacy, Time on Task, Foreign Countries
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Hu, Jie; Dong, Xin; Peng, Yi – Reading and Writing: An Interdisciplinary Journal, 2022
Contextual factors have been identified as greatly influencing students' reading performance. However, the collaborative influence of key contextual factors on students' reading performance is still elusive and warrants further exploration. Based on Walberg's educational productivity theory and Bronfenbrenner's ecological system theory,…
Descriptors: Elementary School Students, Context Effect, Reading Achievement, Grade 4
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Murray, Christy S.; Stevens, Elizabeth A.; Vaughn, Sharon – Reading and Writing: An Interdisciplinary Journal, 2022
Literacy standards (National Governors Association Center for Best Practices & Council of Chief State School Officers in Common core state standards: English language arts standards, 2010) and best practices from Institute of Education Sciences practice guides (e.g., Baker et al. in Teaching academic content and literacy to English learners in…
Descriptors: Middle School Teachers, English Instruction, Language Arts, Science Instruction
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Barwasser, Anne; Urton, Karolina; Grünke, Matthias; Sperling, Marko; Coker, David L. – Reading and Writing: An Interdisciplinary Journal, 2022
Automation of frequently used words is a key component in the development of reading fluency. However, acquiring fast word recognition skills is a serious challenge for many children in their early years of formal education. Lagging word recognition leads to general reading problems, as fluency is a vital prerequisite for text comprehension.…
Descriptors: Grade 3, Elementary School Students, Peer Teaching, Tutoring
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Ho, Tien Thuy; Pham, Giang T.; Dam, Quynh – Reading and Writing: An Interdisciplinary Journal, 2022
Whereas cognitive and linguistic factors for learning to read have been extensively studied, less is known about affective factors including children's attitudes toward reading. Studies primarily from English-speaking and Western countries show gradual declines in reading attitudes in elementary school (McKenna et al., Reading Research Quarterly…
Descriptors: Reading Attitudes, Academic Language, Foreign Countries, Reading Skills
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Spilling, Eivor Finset; Rønneberg, Vibeke; Rogne, Wenke Mork; Roeser, Jens; Torrance, Mark – Reading and Writing: An Interdisciplinary Journal, 2022
To date, there is no clear evidence to support choosing handwriting over keyboarding or vice versa as the modality children should use when they first learn to write. 102 Norwegian first-grade children from classrooms that used both electronic touchscreen keyboard on a digital tablet and pencil-and-paper for writing instruction wrote narratives in…
Descriptors: Handwriting, Keyboarding (Data Entry), Beginning Writing, Story Telling
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Donovan, Shonna L.; Odegard, Timothy N.; Farris, Emily A.; Flipse, Jennifer L. – Reading and Writing: An Interdisciplinary Journal, 2022
Considerable effort has been exerted to identify effective instructional methods to teach reading in the early grades. Ideally, these practices would be provided to students by knowledgeable educators. However, many educators lack linguistic knowledge of the English language and essential concepts about early literacy acquisition that predict…
Descriptors: Reading Instruction, Teaching Methods, Instructional Effectiveness, Inservice Teacher Education
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Guo, Ying; Puranik, Cynthia; Dinnesen, Megan Schneider; Hall, Anna H. – Reading and Writing: An Interdisciplinary Journal, 2022
The purpose of this descriptive study was to examine how kindergarten teachers teach writing and their beliefs about writing instruction using survey methodology. Participants in this study included 78 kindergarten teachers in the United States. Results revealed that most kindergarten teachers used a balanced approach to writing instruction,…
Descriptors: Kindergarten, Preschool Teachers, Teaching Methods, Teacher Attitudes
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Yu, Liyan; Tong, Xiuhong – Reading and Writing: An Interdisciplinary Journal, 2022
This study examined the relations among family socialization, loneliness, linguistic skills, and reading comprehension in 78 Mandarin-speaking Chinese third graders with a mean age of 8.67 years old. The participants were administered a battery of tasks to assess their non-verbal intelligence, linguistic-skills, word reading, and Chinese reading…
Descriptors: Family Relationship, Socialization, Psychological Patterns, Language Skills
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