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Predicting Kindergarten Reading Outcomes from Initial Language and Literacy Skills

Title: Predicting Kindergarten Reading Outcomes from Initial Language and Literacy Skills: Does Dialect Density Matter?.
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Name(s): Hernandez, Miriam B., author
Al Otaiba, Stephanie Dent, professor directing thesis
Connor, Carol, committee member
Thomas-Tate, Shurita, committee member
School of Teacher Education, degree granting department
Florida State University, degree granting institution
Type of Resource: text
Genre: Text
Issuance: monographic
Date Issued: 2010
Publisher: Florida State University
Place of Publication: Tallahassee, Florida
Physical Form: computer
online resource
Extent: 1 online resource
Language(s): English
Abstract/Description: In 2007 the National Assessment of Educational Progress reported that more than 54% of minority students read below basic levels (NAEP, 2007). This language gap is especially a concern for students from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds which include African American students (Campbell, Dollaghan, Needleman, & Janosky, 1997). Unfortunately, this gap is continuing to grow and as students get older the gap grows wider and becomes more difficult to close (NAEP, 2007; Craig, Zhang, Hensel, Quinn, 2009). This study analyzes existing data in order to determine the association between language dialect and morpho-syntactic skills, as measured by the DELV, and reading achievement, above and beyond child characteristics and initial reading skills, in a culturally and linguistically diverse sample of kindergarten students.
Identifier: FSU_migr_etd-4087 (IID)
Submitted Note: A Thesis submitted to the Department of School of Teacher Education in partial fulfillment of the requirements for the degree of Master of Science.
Degree Awarded: Spring Semester, 2010.
Date of Defense: April 2, 2010.
Keywords: Minorities, Reading Achievement, Nonmainstream american english, Dialect
Bibliography Note: Includes bibliographical references.
Advisory Committee: Stephanie Dent Al Otaiba, Professor Directing Thesis; Carol Connor, Committee Member; Shurita Thomas-Tate, Committee Member.
Subject(s): Education
Persistent Link to This Record: http://purl.flvc.org/fsu/fd/FSU_migr_etd-4087
Owner Institution: FSU

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Hernandez, M. B. (2010). Predicting Kindergarten Reading Outcomes from Initial Language and Literacy Skills: Does Dialect Density Matter? Retrieved from http://purl.flvc.org/fsu/fd/FSU_migr_etd-4087