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Chipere, Ngoni – Language Awareness, 2014
A study was conducted to measure possible sex differences in phonological awareness and reading ability among children in early primary school. A subset of the "Dynamic Indicators of Basic Early Literacy Skills" (DIBELS) was administered to 140 children in kindergarten through to second grade (mean ages five to seven years). Independent…
Descriptors: Gender Differences, Phonological Awareness, Reading Ability, Elementary School Students
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Rao, Zhenhui; Gu, Peter Yongqi; Zhang, Lawrence Jun; Hu, Guangwei – Language Awareness, 2007
The research reported here investigated primary school pupils' use of reading strategies. The study differed from most of the previous studies on reading strategies in that (1) the participants were young bilinguals in multicultural Singapore; (2) the data were examined within the Student Approaches to Learning (SAL) framework developed by John…
Descriptors: Reading Materials, Reading Improvement, Reading Strategies, Foreign Countries
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Canado, Maria Luisa Perez – Language Awareness, 2006
This paper aims to shed light on the explicit-implicit paradigm contention in connection with the foreign language area of English spelling. To this end, it frames the subject against the backdrop of the prolonged dispute between implicit, whole language, top-down, or whole-to-part approaches and explicit, traditional, bottom-up, or part-to-whole…
Descriptors: Spelling Instruction, English (Second Language), Identification, Second Language Learning