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Journal Title: Reading and Writing
Volume/Issue:   27/2
Date: 2014
Table of Contents: Title: Exploring the amount and type of writing instruction during language arts instruction in kindergarten classrooms
Author(s): Cynthia S. Puranik, Stephanie Al Otaiba, Jessica Folsom Sidler, Luana Greulich
pages: 213-236
DOI: 10.1007/s11145-013-9441-8

Title: The contributions of vocabulary and letter writing automaticity to word reading and spelling for kindergartners
Author(s): Young-Suk Kim, Stephanie Al Otaiba, Cynthia Puranik, Jessica Sidler Folsom, Luana Gruelich
pages: 237-253
DOI: 10.1007/s11145-013-9440-9

Title: Beginning to disentangle the prosody-literacy relationship: a multi-component measure of prosodic sensitivity
Author(s): A. J. Holliman, G. J. Williams, I.R. Mundy, C. Wood, L. Hart, S. Waldron
pages: 255-266
DOI: 10.1007/s11145-013-9443-6

Title: What is not working in working memory of children with literacy disorders? Evidence from a three-year-longitudinal study
Author(s): Anne Fischbach, Tanja Könen, Chantal S. Rietz, Marcus Hasselhorn
pages: 267-286
DOI: 10.1007/s11145-013-9444-5

Title: Exploring the variety of parental talk during shared book reading and its contributions to preschool language and literacy: evidence from the Early Childhood Longitudinal Study-Birth Cohort
Author(s): Annemarie H. Hindman, Lori E. Skibbe, Tricia D. Foster
pages: 287-313
DOI: 10.1007/s11145-013-9445-4

Title: Individual differences in the development of early writing skills: testing the unique contribution of visuo-spatial working memory
Author(s): Lorna Bourke, Simon J. Davies, Emma Sumner, Carolyn Green
pages: 315-335
DOI: 10.1007/s11145-013-9446-3

Title: Spelling of derivational and inflectional suffixes by Greek-speaking children with and without dyslexia
Author(s): Vassiliki Diamanti, Nata Goulandris, Morag Stuart, Ruth Campbell
pages: 337-358
DOI: 10.1007/s11145-013-9447-2

Title: Spelling development in Arabic as a foreign language among native Hebrew speaking pupils
Author(s): Susie Russak, Alon Fragman
pages: 359-381
DOI: 10.1007/s11145-013-9448-1

Title: Cognitive preconditions of early reading and spelling: a latent-variable approach with longitudinal data
Author(s): Anna-Lena Preßler, Tanja Könen, Marcus Hasselhorn, Kristin Krajewski
pages: 383-406
DOI: 10.1007/s11145-013-9449-0
Publisher: Springer
Linguistic Field(s): Applied Linguistics
Psycholinguistics
Neurolinguistics
Cognitive Science
Subject Language(s): Arabic, Standard
English
Greek, Modern
Hebrew
 
LL Issue: 25.273