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Core vocabulary in written personal narratives of school-age children.

Title: Core vocabulary in written personal narratives of school-age children.
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Name(s): Wood, Carla, author
Appleget, Allyssa, author
Hart, Sara, author
Type of Resource: text
Genre: Journal Article
Text
Date Issued: 2016-09-01
Physical Form: computer
online resource
Extent: 1 online resource
Language(s): English
Abstract/Description: This study aimed to describe core words of written personal narratives to inform the implementation of AAC supports for literacy instruction. Investigators analyzed lexical diversity, frequency of specific word use and types of words that made up 70% of the total words used in 211 written narrative samples from children in first grade (n = 94) and fourth grade (n = 117). Across grades, 191 different words made up 70% of the total words used in the 211 written narrative samples. The top 50 words were comprised of content words (64%) and function words (36%). Grade differences were noted in diversity and types of words, including differences in the number of words comprising the core (132 words for children in first grade and 207 for fourth grade) and a higher proportion of abstract nouns for children in fourth grade based on the 200 most frequently occurring words for each grade.
Identifier: FSU_pmch_27559987 (IID), 10.1080/07434618.2016.1216596 (DOI), PMC5247772 (PMCID), 27559987 (RID), 27559987 (EID)
Keywords: Core vocabulary, Abstract nouns, School age, Written narratives
Grant Number: P50 HD052120
Publication Note: This NIH-funded author manuscript originally appeared in PubMed Central at https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5247772.
Subject(s): Child
Communication Aids for Disabled
Female
Humans
Male
Narration
Vocabulary
Writing
Persistent Link to This Record: http://purl.flvc.org/fsu/fd/FSU_pmch_27559987
Owner Institution: FSU
Is Part Of: Augmentative and alternative communication (Baltimore, Md. : 1985).
1477-3848
Issue: iss. 3, vol. 32

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Wood, C., Appleget, A., & Hart, S. (2016). Core vocabulary in written personal narratives of school-age children. Augmentative And Alternative Communication (Baltimore, Md. : 1985). Retrieved from http://purl.flvc.org/fsu/fd/FSU_pmch_27559987