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Relyea, Jackie Eunjung; Fitzgerald, Jill – Reading Psychology, 2018
The present study used data from the Early Childhood Longitudinal Study--Kindergarten Class of 1998-1999 to examine whether the relationship between first-grade word-reading and reading-comprehension growth through eighth grade was different for language-minority learners (LMs) versus native English-speaking students (NEs). Among high word…
Descriptors: English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Native Speakers, Reading Comprehension
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Ghahari, Shima; Basanjideh, Mahin – Reading Psychology, 2017
With the advent of learner-centered approaches to language learning and life skills education paradigm in psychology, language classrooms are conceived a fitting educational setting for life skills intervention. This study investigated reading strategies awareness, as a legacy of humanistic psychology and learner-centered movement, of language…
Descriptors: Psycholinguistics, Reading Comprehension, Reading Strategies, Reading Tests
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Yeung, Susanna S.; King, Ronnel B. – Reading Psychology, 2016
The present study explored the home literacy environment for Chinese ESL kindergarteners and examined the relationships between home literacy practices and language and literacy skills. Ninety Hong Kong Chinese ESL kindergarteners were assessed for English vocabulary, phonological awareness, letter knowledge and word reading. Their parents…
Descriptors: English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Expressive Language, Prediction
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Fitzgerald, Jill; Stenner, A. Jackson; Sanford-Moore, Eleanor E.; Koons, Heather; Bowen, Kimberly; Kim, Kee Hyung – Reading Psychology, 2015
The purpose of the present cross-age study with South Korean students was to investigate the relationship of age and years of English-as-a-foreign-language (EFL) exposure with English-reading ability. The main research question was, "Do individuals' age and number of years of English exposure interact in relation to English-reading…
Descriptors: Age Differences, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Correlation
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Hong-Nam, Kay; Page, Larkin – Reading Psychology, 2014
The metacognitive awareness and reading strategy use by Korean university students in Korea was investigated. The relationships between reading strategy use, self-rated English proficiency, and self-rated reading proficiency were examined. Differences in reading strategy use were also explored by gender and academic classification. Problem-solving…
Descriptors: Metacognition, College Students, Foreign Countries, Reading Strategies
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Tsai, Yea-Ru; Ernst, Cheryl; Talley, Paul C. – Reading Psychology, 2010
This study revealed the relationship between L1 (Mandarin Chinese) and L2 (English) strategy use in L2 reading comprehension by focusing on the correlation of L1 reading ability, L2 proficiency and employed reading strategies. The participants, 222 undergraduates learning English as a foreign language (EFL), were classified into skilled and…
Descriptors: Reading Comprehension, Reading Strategies, Reading Ability, Mandarin Chinese
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Millett, Joseph; Atwill, Kim; Blanchard, Jay; Gorin, Joanna – Reading Psychology, 2008
Research examined construct meaning and validity for two new measures of receptive and expressive vocabulary for Spanish-speaking kindergarteners learning English. Substantive validity and generalizability of score meaning was assessed by examining correlations between an established measure (Peabody Picture Vocabulary Test-PPVT) and new measures…
Descriptors: Speech Communication, Validity, Achievement Tests, Emergent Literacy
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Lee, Gabriel A. – Reading Psychology, 2006
Nassaji and Geva (1999) concluded that lower level processes, particularly efficiency in phonological and orthographic processing contributed significantly to individual differences in adult ESL reading. Moreover, they reported that speed of letter naming, while not directly associated with reading comprehension, was related to linguistic…
Descriptors: Mathematical Formulas, Reading Ability, Reading Achievement, Factor Analysis