The contributions of vocabulary and letter writing automaticity to word reading and spelling for kindergartners

@article{Kim2014TheCO,
  title={The contributions of vocabulary and letter writing automaticity to word reading and spelling for kindergartners},
  author={Young-suk Kim and Stephanie Al Otaiba and Cynthia Puranik and Jessica Sidler Folsom and Luana Gruelich},
  journal={Reading and Writing},
  year={2014},
  volume={27},
  pages={237-253}
}
In the present study we examined the relation between alphabet knowledge fluency (letter names and sounds) and letter writing automaticity, and unique relations of letter writing automaticity and semantic knowledge (i.e., vocabulary) to word reading and spelling over and above code-related skills such as phonological awareness and alphabet knowledge. These questions were addressed using data from 242 English-speaking kindergartners and employing structural equation modeling. Results showed… CONTINUE READING
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