A Short Test of English Silent Word Reading for English Language Learners
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AbstractWe developed a test of English silent word reading, following work by Mather Hammill. Allen and Roberts (2004) and Bell. MeCallum. Krik, Fuller, and McCane-Bowling (2007). in order to tap Hong Kong Chinese children's reading of English as a foreign language. We created one subtest of individual word reading and another of word reading contextualized within sentences: together, these tests require no mote than 10 minutes far administration.,In Study 1, we administered the entire test to 552 second grade Hong Kong Chinese children between the ages of 70 and 121 months old, from five different primary schools. The association between the subtests of English silent word reading and contextual reading was positively correlated (78). In Study 2, 77 Hong Kong Chinese second graders were tested on our newly developed English silent word reading test, together with non-verbal IQ. an English word reading and a Chinese character recognition test both read aloud). With age and ion-verbal IQ statistically controlled, there was a significant correlation between English silent word reading and de more standard English ward reading. read aloud. (.78), the association between English silent ward reading and Chinese character recognition was also positively correlated (.49). This newly created test Is a quick and reliable measure, suitable for both educators and researchers to use to identify poor readers who learn English as a foreign or second language.
All Author(s) ListKalindi SC, McBride C, Chan SF, Chung KHK, Lee CY, Maurer U, Tong XH
Volume Number5
Issue Number2
Pages95 - 105
LanguagesEnglish-United Kingdom
KeywordsEnglish Language Learners; reading ability; short test; silent reading test
Web of Science Subject CategoriesFamily Studies

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