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The language growth of spanish-speaking English language learners.
Although the research literature regarding language growth trajectories is burgeoning, the shape and direction of English Language Learners' (ELLs) language growth trajectories are largely not known.Expand
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Interlocutor differential effects on the expressive language skills of Spanish-speaking English learners
Abstract Purpose: The primary objective of this study was to investigate the relationship between language use with different interlocutors, maternal education level and the expressive languageExpand
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Clinical impact of wordless picture storybooks on bilingual narrative language production: A comparison of the 'Frog' stories.
BACKGROUND Language sampling, recognized as a gold standard for expressive language assessment, is often elicited using wordless picture storybooks. A series of wordless storybooks, commonly referredExpand
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Making a Case for Language Sampling
to reduce an academic achievement gap among various racial-ethnic groups, the reading gap between Hispanics and whites has not changed significantly— it has measured more than 25 points in each ofExpand
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Tense Marking in the English Narrative Retells of Dual Language Preschoolers.
Purpose This longitudinal study investigated the emergence of English tense marking in young (Spanish-English) dual language learners (DLLs) over 4 consecutive academic semesters, addressing the needExpand
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Using Language Sampling to Measure Language Growth
Abstract This article illustrates how speech-language pathologists (SLPs) can use language sampling and growth curve modeling (GCM) to examine the language growth rates of English Language Learners.Expand
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Speaking and Reading in Two Languages: On the Identification of Reading and Language Disabilities in Spanish-Speaking English Learners.
Articles in this issue examine (1) the primary sources of variability in reading and language achievement among Spanish-speaking English learners (ELs) in the United States, (2) the extent to whichExpand
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Moving Forward by Looking Back: Understanding Why Some Spanish-Speaking English Learners Fall Behind.
This study investigated early indicators of Spanish-speaking English learners (ELs) at risk for reading difficulties at the end of Grade 2 by examining their early bilingual oral languageExpand
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