The Role of Self-Teaching in Learning Orthographic and Semantic Aspects of New Words

@article{Ricketts2011TheRO,
  title={The Role of Self-Teaching in Learning Orthographic and Semantic Aspects of New Words},
  author={J. Ricketts and D. Bishop and Hannah Pimperton and K. Nation},
  journal={Scientific Studies of Reading},
  year={2011},
  volume={15},
  pages={47 - 70}
}
This study explores how children learn the meaning (semantics) and spelling patterns (orthography) of novel words encountered in story context. English-speaking children (N = 88) aged 7 to 8 years read 8 stories and each story contained 1 novel word repeated 4 times. Semantic cues were provided by the story context such that children could infer the meaning of the word (specific context) or the category that the word belonged to (general context). Following story reading, posttests indicated… Expand
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