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Journal Title: Reading and Writing
Volume/Issue:   26/7
Date: 2013
Table of Contents: DOI: 10.1007/s11145-012-9406-3
Title: Reading skill components and impairments in middle school struggling readers
Author(s): Paul T. Cirino, Melissa A. Romain, Amy E. Barth, Tammy D. Tolar, Jack M. Fletcher, Sharon Vaughn
pages: 1059-1086

DOI: 10.1007/s11145-012-9407-2
Title: Learning about print: the development of orthographic processing and its relationship to word reading in first grade children in French immersion
Author(s): S. Hélène Deacon, Eva Commissaire, Xi Chen, Adrian Pasquarella
pages: 1087-1109

DOI: 10.1007/s11145-012-9408-1
Title: Chinese orthographic decomposition and logographic structure
Author(s): Chao-Ming Cheng, Shan-Yuan Lin
pages: 1111-1131

DOI: 10.1007/s11145-012-9409-0
Title: Knowledge, writing, and language outcomes for a reading comprehension and writing intervention
Author(s): Linda H. Mason, Megan Dunn Davison, Carol Scheffner Hammer
pages: 1133-1158

DOI: 10.1007/s11145-012-9410-7
Title: Growth in reading-related skills of language minority learners and their classmates: more evidence for early identification and intervention
Author(s): Michael J. Kieffer, Rose K. Vukovic
pages: 1159-1194

DOI: 10.1007/s11145-012-9411-6
Title: Modeling the relationships between cognitive-linguistic skills and writing in Chinese among elementary grades students
Author(s): Pui-sze Yeung, Connie Suk-han Ho, David Wai-ock Chan
pages: 1195-1221
Publisher: Springer
Linguistic Field(s): Text/Corpus Linguistics
Subject Language(s): Chinese, Mandarin
 
LL Issue: 24.2680