Idiom Comprehension in Bilingual and Monolingual Adolescents

Idiom Comprehension in Bilingual and Monolingual Adolescents

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A majority of Latino adolescents are reading below a proficient level, according to federal data, and there is a significant gap between overall reading proficiency of Latino and non-Latino, Caucasian adolescents. The purpose of this study was to investigate the linguistic underpinnings of Latino students' text comprehension. A positive relationship appears to exist between idiom comprehension and academic achievement, as well as idiom comprehension and reading comprehension, in typically developing, monolingual adolescents. Since reading comprehension and idiom comprehension share many of the same linguistic processes, idiom comprehension may provide a unique perspective for investigating Latino adolescents' reading comprehension.In Florida, the 2007 NAEP reading scores indicated that only 26 percent of Latino students in the 8th grade were able to read at ... One example of a critical reading activity on this assessment for grade 8 was to read a passage describing newanbsp;...

Title:Idiom Comprehension in Bilingual and Monolingual Adolescents
Publisher:ProQuest - 2008


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