Examining the home literacy model of reading development in Greek

George Manolitsis, George Georgiou, Rauno Parrila

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The purpose of the present study was to examine the Home Literacy Model of reading development in an orthographically transparent language. Seventy Greek children were followed from kindergarten until grade 3 and were administered measures of general cognitive ability, phonological awareness, letter knowledge, rapid naming, vocabulary, reading fluency, and comprehension. The parents of the children responded also to a questionnaire on home literacy activities. The results indicated that the Home Literacy Mode is overly simplistic and should be expanded to include relationships with RAN and letter knowledge.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)578
Number of pages1
JournalInternational Journal of Psychology
Issue number3-4
Publication statusPublished - 2008
Externally publishedYes
EventThe XXIX International Congress of Psychology - Berlin, Germany
Duration: 21 Jul 200825 Jul 2008


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