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Examining the contribution of handwriting and spelling to written expression in kindergarten children.

Title: Examining the contribution of handwriting and spelling to written expression in kindergarten children.
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Name(s): Puranik, Cynthia S, author
Al Otaiba, Stephanie, author
Type of Resource: text
Genre: Text
Date Issued: 2012-01-01
Physical Form: computer
online resource
Extent: 1 online resource
Language(s): English
Abstract/Description: In this study, we examined the development of beginning writing skills in kindergarten children and the contribution of spelling and handwriting to these writing skills after accounting for early language, literacy, cognitive skills, and student characteristics. Two hundred and forty two children were given a battery of cognitive, oral language, reading, and writing measures. They exhibited a range of competency in spelling, handwriting, written expression, and in their ability to express ideas. Handwriting and spelling made statistically significant contributions to written expression, demonstrating the importance of these lower-order transcription skills to higher order text-generation skills from a very early age. The contributions of oral language and reading skills were not significant. Implications of these findings for writing development and instruction are addressed.
Identifier: FSU_pmch_23087544 (IID), 10.1007/s11145-011-9331-x (DOI), PMC3474373 (PMCID), 23087544 (RID), 23087544 (EID)
Grant Number: P50 HD052120, P50 HD052120-05
Publication Note: This NIH-funded author manuscript originally appeared in PubMed Central at http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3474373.
Persistent Link to This Record: http://purl.flvc.org/fsu/fd/FSU_pmch_23087544
Owner Institution: FSU
Is Part Of: Reading and writing.
0922-4777
Issue: iss. 7, vol. 25

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Puranik, C. S., & Al Otaiba, S. (2012). Examining the contribution of handwriting and spelling to written expression in kindergarten children. Reading And Writing. Retrieved from http://purl.flvc.org/fsu/fd/FSU_pmch_23087544