Search results for author:"Pekka Niemi"
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Learning and Instruction Vol. 18, No. 6 pp. 548–564
The present study examined the predictors of fourth graders' reading skills (reading comprehension, text reading and word chain reading). Reading skill antecedents of 158 children of 5–6 years of age were measured at the beginning of kindergarten;...
Does early reading instruction promote the rate of acquisition? A comparison of two transparent orthographies
Piret Soodla; Marja-Kristiina Lerkkanen; Pekka Niemi; Eve Kikas; Gintautas Silinskas; Jari-Erik Nurmi
Learning and Instruction Vol. 38, No. 1 (August 2015) pp. 14–23
This study examines the development of children's reading skills in two transparent orthographies, Estonian and Finnish. Formal reading instruction begins one year earlier in Estonia than in Finland; thus, it was expected that Estonian children...