Phonological awareness and rapid automatized naming predicting early development in reading and spelling: Results from a cross-linguistic longutudinal study.
2011 (English)In: Learning and individual differences, ISSN 1041-6080, E-ISSN 1873-3425, Vol. 21, no 1, 85-96 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
In this study, the relationship between latent constructs of phonological awareness (PA) and rapid automatized naming (RAN) was investigated and related to later measures of reading and spelling in children learning to read in different alphabetic writing systems (i.e., Norwegian/Swedish vs. English). 750 U.S./Australian children and 230 Scandinavian children were followed longitudinally between kindergarten and 2nd grade. PA and RAN were measured in kindergarten and Grade 1, while word recognition, phonological decoding, and spelling were measured in kindergarten, Grade 1, and Grade 2. In general, high stability was observed for the various reading and spelling measures, such that little additional variance was left open for PA and RAN. However, results demonstrated that RAN was more related to reading than spelling across orthographies, with the opposite pattern shown for PA. In addition, tests of measurement invariance show that the factor loadings of each observed indicator on the latent PA factor was the same across U.S./Australia and Scandinavia. Similar findings were obtained for RAN. In general, tests of structural invariance show that models of early literacy development are highly transferable across languages.
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Elsevier , 2011. Vol. 21, no 1, 85-96 p.
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:liu:diva-65519DOI: 10.1016/j.lindif.2010.10.005ISI: 000286719100011OAI: oai:DiVA.org:liu-65519DiVA: diva2:396215
Bjarte Furnes and Stefan Samuelsson, Phonological awareness and rapid automatized naming predicting early development in reading and spelling: Results from a cross-linguistic longutudinal study., 2011, Learning and individual differences, (21), 1, 85-96.
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