A longitudinal study of idiom and text comprehension.

  title={A longitudinal study of idiom and text comprehension.},
  author={Maria Chiara Levorato and Maja Roch and Barbara Nesi},
  journal={Journal of child language},
  volume={34 3},
The relation between text and idiom comprehension in children with poor text comprehension skills was investigated longitudinally. In the first phase of the study, six-year-old first graders with different levels of text comprehension were compared in an idiom and sentence comprehension task. Text comprehension was shown to be more closely related to idiom comprehension than sentence comprehension. The follow-up study, carried out eight months later on less-skilled text comprehenders… CONTINUE READING