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Language, literacy, attentional behaviors, and instructional quality predictors of written composition for first graders

Title: The contributions of vocabulary and letter writing automaticity to word reading and spelling for kindergartners.
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Name(s): Kim, Young-Suk, author
Al Otaiba, Stephanie, author
Puranik, Cynthia, author
Folsom, Jessica Sidler, author
Gruelich, Luana, author
Type of Resource: text
Genre: Text
Date Issued: 2013-03-30
Physical Form: computer
online resource
Extent: 1 online resource
Language(s): English
Abstract/Description: In the present study we examined the relation between alphabet knowledge fluency (letter names and sounds) and letter writing automaticity, and unique relations of letter writing automaticity and semantic knowledge (i.e., vocabulary) to word reading and spelling over and above code-related skills such as phonological awareness and alphabet knowledge. These questions were addressed using data from 242 English-speaking kindergartners and employing structural equation modeling. Results showed letter writing automaticity was moderately related to and a separate construct from alphabet knowledge fluency, and marginally (p = .06) related to spelling after accounting for phonological awareness, alphabet knowledge fluency, and vocabulary. Furthermore, vocabulary was positively and uniquely related to word reading and spelling after accounting for phonological awareness, alphabet knowledge fluency, and letter writing automaticity.
Identifier: FSU_libsubv1_scholarship_submission_1460577167 (IID), 10.1007/s11145-013-9440-9 (DOI)
Keywords: Letter writing automaticity, Semantic (vocabulary) knowledge, Alphabet knowledge, Phonological awareness, Spelling, Word reading
Preferred Citation: Kim, Y.-S., Al Otaiba, S., Puranik, C., Folsom, J. S., & Greulich, L. (2014). The contributions of vocabulary and letter writing automaticity to word reading and spelling for kindergartners. Reading and Writing: An Interdisciplinary Journal, 27, 237-253. DOI: 10.1007/s11145-013-9440-9
Persistent Link to This Record: http://purl.flvc.org/fsu/fd/FSU_libsubv1_scholarship_submission_1460577167
Owner Institution: FSU
Is Part Of: Reading and Writing.
Issue: iss. 2, vol. 27

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Kim, Y. -S., Al Otaiba, S., Puranik, C., Folsom, J. S., & Gruelich, L. (2013). The contributions of vocabulary and letter writing automaticity to word reading and spelling for kindergartners. Reading And Writing. Retrieved from http://purl.flvc.org/fsu/fd/FSU_libsubv1_scholarship_submission_1460577167