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Li, Liping; Wu, Xinchun; Cheng, Yahua; Nguyen, Thi Phuong – Journal of Research in Reading, 2019
Background: The aim of this longitudinal study was to examine the relationship between character reading and spelling and to explore the role of reading-related skills in Chinese literacy. Methods: A test battery that included measures of morphological awareness (homophone awareness and compound word awareness), orthographic awareness, rapid…
Descriptors: Correlation, Reading Processes, Chinese, Spelling
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Zhang, Dongbo; Koda, Keiko; Leong, Che Kan; Pang, Elizabeth – Journal of Research in Reading, 2019
Background: While much is known about how morphological awareness (MA) contributes to reading development, little attention has been paid to how reading may conversely affect MA development, particularly in readers of Chinese in a bilingual/multilingual setting. Methods: The study adopted a cross-lagged panel design. Young bilingual readers of…
Descriptors: Multilingualism, Reading Processes, Chinese, Morphology (Languages)
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Groen, Margriet A.; Veenendaal, Nathalie J.; Verhoeven, Ludo – Journal of Research in Reading, 2019
Text reading prosody and reading comprehension are related, but both rely on decoding. The aim of the current study was, therefore, to disentangle the contribution of decoding from that of prosody skills. We examined the performance on text reading prosody and speech prosody in fifth-grade children with age-appropriate decoding but weak…
Descriptors: Intonation, Suprasegmentals, Grade 5, Elementary School Students
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Treiman, Rebecca; Kessler, Brett; Caravolas, Markéta – Journal of Research in Reading, 2019
Background: Children's spellings are often scored as correct or incorrect, but other measures may be better predictors of later spelling performance. Method: We examined seven measures of spelling in Reception Year and Year 1 (5-6 years old) as predictors of performance on a standardised spelling test in Year 2 (age 7). Results: Correctness was…
Descriptors: Spelling, Scoring, Predictor Variables, Elementary School Students
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Silva, Macarena; Cain, Kate – Journal of Research in Reading, 2019
We examined the quality of 4- to 6-year-olds' production of narratives from picture sequences. Children (N = 81) first viewed a narrative picture sequence and then completed the narrative production task in each of two orders: either before or after answering a set of questions about the core elements of the story. Narratives elicited after…
Descriptors: Preschool Children, Questioning Techniques, Scaffolding (Teaching Technique), Pictorial Stimuli
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Mimeau, Catherine; Laroche, Annie; Deacon, S. Hélène – Journal of Research in Reading, 2019
Objective: Our objective was to examine the role of semantics in the relation between syntactic awareness and contextual facilitation in word reading. Methods: Grade 3 children (N = 77) completed a syntactic awareness task in which we manipulated the possible reliance on semantic information. They also completed a task of word reading in isolation…
Descriptors: Role, Correlation, Semantics, Syntax
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Bar-Kochva, Irit; Nevo, Einat – Journal of Research in Reading, 2019
Phonological awareness has been found to be strongly related to spelling. Findings on the relations between rapid-naming and spelling are less consistent and have been suggested to be shared with speed of processing. This study set out to examine these relations in spelling and reading of Hebrew. Children attending the regular educational system…
Descriptors: Naming, Phonological Awareness, Spelling, Elementary School Students
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Murray, Bruce A.; McIlwain, Mary Jane; Wang, Chih-hsuan; Murray, Geralyn; Finley, Stacie – Journal of Research in Reading, 2019
Learning irregular words involves mental marking of irregular letters in the spelling, a process not fully understood. In a within-subjects experiment, we manipulated the type of scaffolding given to beginning readers to evoke mental marking. We pretested to sort 103 kindergarten and first-grade participants into sequential decoders, who decode…
Descriptors: Kindergarten, Elementary School Students, Grade 1, Emergent Literacy
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Álvarez-Cañizo, Marta; Suárez-Coalla, Paz; Cuetos, Fernando – Journal of Research in Reading, 2019
Orthographic learning is one of the steps needed to achieve reading fluency. There are different variables that could influence the formation of orthographic representations. The aim of this study was to investigate the role of the previous semantic and phonological knowledge on the formation of orthographic representations. We used a decrease of…
Descriptors: Learning Processes, Semantics, Reading Fluency, Role
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Carroll, Julia M.; Holliman, Andrew J.; Weir, Francesca; Baroody, Alison E. – Journal of Research in Reading, 2019
Purpose: Children's literacy interest is positively associated with their literacy attainments. However, interest in literacy activities, particularly for younger children, is likely influenced by their home literacy environment (HLE), which may also be bound up with socio-economic factors, such as parental education levels. Method: In the present…
Descriptors: Preschool Children, Emergent Literacy, Learner Engagement, Family Environment
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Conrad, Nicole J.; Kennedy, Kathleen; Saoud, Wafa; Scallion, Laura; Hanusiak, Laura – Journal of Research in Reading, 2019
Skilled reading involves rapid and automatic word recognition. Through a self-teaching process, phonological decoding during reading is thought to establish the word-specific representations in memory that support efficient word reading. Much is known about orthographic learning during reading; less is understood about this process during…
Descriptors: Spelling, Reading Processes, Word Recognition, Phonology
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Bergman Deitcher, Deborah; Johnson, Helen; Aram, Dorit – Journal of Research in Reading, 2019
Background: The current study aims to address whether boys and girls learn words differently from shared reading of informational books, which are often perceived as 'boys' books'. Methods: Forty-five mother-child dyads (Mean age = 60.4 months, SD = 6.84) were video recorded reading sets of informational and narrative trade books at home.…
Descriptors: Preschool Children, Vocabulary Development, Reading Processes, Books
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Liu, Xiaohua; Brown, Gavin T. L. – Journal of Research in Reading, 2019
Although there have been extensive theoretical discussions on the various reading skills needed in academic situations, empirical investigations on this topic are scarce. There is even much less research on the latent structure underlying those skill needs. This study attempts to fill this gap by investigating the perceived factorial structure of…
Descriptors: Reading Skills, Academic Language, Factor Structure, Undergraduate Students
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Li, Chuchu; Wang, Min; Davis, Joshua A.; Guan, Connie Qun – Journal of Research in Reading, 2019
The present study investigated the representation and processing of segmental and tonal information in visual Chinese word recognition in native and non-native Chinese readers. Two experiments using homophone judgement paradigm were conducted. When judging two Chinese characters (Experiment 1), both groups showed difficulties when the segmental…
Descriptors: Reading Processes, Intonation, Word Recognition, Chinese
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León, José A.; Moreno, José David; Escudero, Inmaculada; Olmos, Ricardo; Ruiz, Marcos; Lorch, Robert F. – Journal of Research in Reading, 2019
Background: The present study analysed how relevance instructions affect eye movement patterns and the performance in a summary task of six expository texts. Methods: Forty-one undergraduate students participated in the experiment; half of them were instructed to make an oral summary of the main ideas focusing on the 'why' question that appeared…
Descriptors: Reading Strategies, Eye Movements, Undergraduate Students, Oral Language
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