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The precursors of reading ability in young readers: evidence from a four-year longitudinal study.

Oakhill, Jane and Cain, Kate (2012) The precursors of reading ability in young readers: evidence from a four-year longitudinal study. Scientific Studies of Reading, 16 (2). pp. 91-121. ISSN 1088-8438

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Abstract

We report a longitudinal study investigating the predictors of reading comprehension and word reading accuracy between the ages of 7 to 8 (UK Year 3) and 10 to 11 years (Year 6). We found that different skills predicted the development of each. Reading comprehension skill measured in Year 3 was a strong predictor of comprehension in Year 6; vocabulary and verbal IQ also made significant unique contributions to the prediction of comprehension ability across time. Three comprehension components (inference, comprehension monitoring, and knowledge and use of story structure) emerged as distinct predictors of reading comprehension in Year 6, even after the autoregressive effect of comprehension was controlled. For word reading accuracy, early measures of word reading accuracy and phonemic awareness predicted later performance.

Item Type: Article
Journal or Publication Title: Scientific Studies of Reading
Subjects: B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BF Psychology
Departments: UNSPECIFIED
ID Code: 53082
Deposited By: ep_importer_pure
Deposited On: 09 Mar 2012 02:46
Refereed?: Yes
Published?: Published
Last Modified: 23 Jul 2014 14:55
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URI: http://eprints.lancs.ac.uk/id/eprint/53082

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