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Writing fluency and quality in kindergarten and first grade

Title: Writing fluency and quality in kindergarten and first grade: The role of attention, reading, transcription, and oral language.
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Name(s): Kent, Shawn, author
Wanzek, Jeanne, author
Petscher, Yaacov, author
Al Otaiba, Stephanie Dent, author
Kim, Young-Suk, author
Type of Resource: text
Genre: Text
Date Issued: 2014-08-01
Physical Form: computer
online resource
Extent: 1 online resource
Language(s): English
Abstract/Description: In the present study, we examined the influence of kindergarten component skills on writing outcomes, both concurrently and longitudinally to first grade. Using data from 265 students, we investigated a model of writing development including attention regulation along with students’ reading, spelling, handwriting fluency, and oral language component skills. Results from structural equation modeling demonstrated that a model including attention was better fitting than a model with only language and literacy factors. Attention, a higher-order literacy factor related to reading and spelling proficiency, and automaticity in letter-writing were uniquely and positively related to compositional fluency in kindergarten. Attention and higher-order literacy factor were predictive of both composition quality and fluency in first grade, while oral language showed unique relations with first grade writing quality. Implications for writing development and instruction are discussed.
Identifier: FSU_libsubv1_scholarship_submission_1453824640 (IID), 10.1007/s11145-013-9480-1 (DOI)
Keywords: Component skills, Beginning writing, Kindergarten, First grade, Writing development
Preferred Citation: Kent, S., Wanzek, J., Petscher, Y., Al Otaiba, S., & Kim, Y.-S. (2014). Writing fluency and quality in kindergarten and first grade: The role of attention, reading, transcription, and oral language. Reading and Writing: An Interdisciplinary Journal, 27, 1163-1188.
Persistent Link to This Record: http://purl.flvc.org/fsu/fd/FSU_libsubv1_scholarship_submission_1453824640
Owner Institution: FSU
Is Part Of: Reading and Writing.
Issue: vol. 27

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Kent, S., Wanzek, J., Petscher, Y., Al Otaiba, S. D., & Kim, Y. -S. (2014). Writing fluency and quality in kindergarten and first grade: The role of attention, reading, transcription, and oral language. Reading And Writing. Retrieved from http://purl.flvc.org/fsu/fd/FSU_libsubv1_scholarship_submission_1453824640