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Dimensions of Discourse-Level Oral Language Skills and Their Relations to Reading Comprehension and Written Composition

Title: Dimensions of Discourse-Level Oral Language Skills and Their Relations to Reading Comprehension and Written Composition: An Exploratory Study.
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Name(s): Kim, Young-Suk, author
Park, Cheahyung, author
Park, Younghee, author
Type of Resource: text
Genre: Text
Date Issued: 2015-01-18
Physical Form: computer
online resource
Extent: 1 online resource
Language(s): English
Abstract/Description: We examined the relations of discourse-level oral language skills (i.e., listening comprehension, and oral retell and production of narrative texts [oral retell and production hereafter]) to reading comprehension and written composition. Korean-speaking first grade students (N = 97) were assessed on listening comprehension, oral retell and production, word reading, spelling, handwriting fluency as well as reading comprehension and written composition. Listening comprehension, and oral retell and production tasks were best described as having a bi-factor structure, capturing a general discourse-level oral language construct as well as unique listening comprehension and oral retell constructs which are not explained by the general discourse-level oral language skill. The general discourse-level oral language skill was related to reading comprehension whereas listening comprehension and oral retell were not. Although positive in direction, the general discourse-level oral language skill did not reach the conventional statistical significance in relation to writing quality. These findings suggest that the general discourse-level oral language skill underlying listening comprehension, and oral retell and production tasks is important for reading comprehension, and unique listening comprehension and oral retell skills that are not subsumed to the general discourse-level oral language skill do not independently contribute to reading comprehension.
Identifier: FSU_libsubv1_scholarship_submission_1460575400 (IID)
Keywords: Dimension, Factor Structure, Listening Comprehension, Oral Retell, Reading Comprehension, Writing
Preferred Citation: Kim, Y.-S. G., Park, C., & Park, Y. (2015). Dimensions of discourse-level oral language skills and their relations to reading comprehension and written composition: An exploratory study. Reading and Writing: An Interdisciplinary Journal, 28, 633-654.
Persistent Link to This Record: http://purl.flvc.org/fsu/fd/FSU_libsubv1_scholarship_submission_1460575400
Owner Institution: FSU
Is Part Of: Reading and Writing.
Issue: iss. 5, vol. 28

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Kim, Y. -S., Park, C., & Park, Y. (2015). Dimensions of Discourse-Level Oral Language Skills and Their Relations to Reading Comprehension and Written Composition: An Exploratory Study. Reading And Writing. Retrieved from http://purl.flvc.org/fsu/fd/FSU_libsubv1_scholarship_submission_1460575400