• Psychology
  • Published 1987

Phonemic knowledge and learning to read are reciprocal: A longitudinal study of first grade children.

@inproceedings{Perfetti1987PhonemicKA,
  title={Phonemic knowledge and learning to read are reciprocal: A longitudinal study of first grade children.},
  author={Charles A. Perfetti and Isabel L. Beck and Laura C. Bell and Carol Ann Hughes},
  year={1987}
}
Explicit knowledge of the phonemic structure of spoken words, or phonemic awareness, has sometimes been seen as necessary for learning to read. But it is suggested that although some phonemic knowledge is important for beginning reading, the relationship between phonemic knowledge and learning to read is reciprocal. The results of a longitudinal study of first grade readers support this claim. Children were tested at four points throughout the year on tasks of syn thesis (phoneme blending) and… CONTINUE READING

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