Predictors of reading skills at the first and second grade : The role of orthography

Show simple item record Holopainen, Leena Koch, Arno Hakkarainen, Airi Kofler, Doris 2021-11-24T22:44:15Z 2021-12-18T03:45:30Z 2020
dc.identifier.citation Holopainen , L , Koch , A , Hakkarainen , A & Kofler , D 2020 , ' Predictors of reading skills at the first and second grade : The role of orthography ' , Reading Psychology , vol. 41 , no. 5 , pp. 461-484 .
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dc.description Neljäs kirjoittaja Doris Kofler, Free University of Bozen-Bolzano
dc.description.abstract We investigated the predictive power of cognitive skills and background variables of 769 first and second grade children learning to read two orthographically different languages Finnish and German in three countries Finland, Germany and Italy. Main results from stepwise regression models showed that in all countries word reading at first grade was best predicted by letter-sound-connection, as found in other transparent orthographies. In Italy and Finland also phoneme blending, a demanding phoneme awareness skill, was a good predictor. Surprisingly, in Germany initial phoneme identification which is a basic phone awareness skill, and mother's occupation predicted first grade reading. At second grade in Finland and Germany the strongest predictors of word reading were rapid naming, in Finland also short-term-memory and in Germany and Italy reading level at the first grade. Results indicate that both orthographical and educational differences in the three countries can account for different predictors in reading. en
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dc.language.iso eng
dc.relation.ispartof Reading Psychology
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dc.subject CHILDREN
dc.subject ENGLISH
dc.subject GROWTH
dc.subject RAN
dc.subject RISK
dc.subject Reading disabilities
dc.subject TRANSPARENT
dc.subject fluency
dc.subject phonics
dc.subject 516 Educational sciences
dc.title Predictors of reading skills at the first and second grade : The role of orthography en
dc.type Article
dc.contributor.organization Active Numeracy
dc.contributor.organization Open University
dc.description.reviewstatus Peer reviewed
dc.relation.issn 0270-2711
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