The relations of proper character introduction to narrative quality and listening comprehension for young children from high poverty schools

@article{Barnes2014TheRO,
  title={The relations of proper character introduction to narrative quality and listening comprehension for young children from high poverty schools},
  author={Adrienne E. Barnes and Young-Suk Kim and Beth M. Phillips},
  journal={Reading and Writing},
  year={2014},
  volume={27},
  pages={1189-1205}
}
The present study explored the types and frequency of literate language features in children’s narratives, and the relation of literate language and proper character introduction to children’s oral language skills in a sample of 184 prekindergarten, kindergarten, and first grade students from high-poverty schools. Using hierarchical regression, the results showed that literate language features were not predictive of listening comprehension or narrative quality outcomes. In contrast, children’s… CONTINUE READING

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