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Title: Effects of the Portuguese Graphogame on reading, spelling, and phonological awareness in second graders struggling to read
Authors: Carvalhais, Lénia
Limpo, Teresa
Richardson, Ulla
Castro, São Luís
Keywords: Computer-assisted intervention
Reading
Spelling
Phonological awareness
Portuguese GraphoGame
Issue Date: 2020
Publisher: University of Antwerp
Citation: Carvalhais, L., Limpo, T., Richardson, U., & Castro, S.L. (2020). Effects of the Portuguese Graphogame on reading, spelling, and phonological awareness in second graders struggling to read. Journal of Writing Research, 12(1), 9-34. 10.17239/jowr-2020.12.01.02. Disponível no Repositório UPT, http://hdl.handle.net/11328/3461
Abstract: The interest in computer-assisted interventions to promote literacy has increased over the years. In this study, we developed the Portuguese version of the GraphoGame Fluent and tested its effects on reading, spelling, and phonological awareness. Second graders struggling to read were randomly assigned to two groups: GraphoGame Fluent group (n = 15), which received a computer-assisted remedial reading intervention, or GraphoGame Math group (n = 15), which received a computer-assisted numeracy intervention. An additional, non-playing group, composed by second graders without reading difficulties, was formed (business-as-usual group, n = 15). Results showed clear benefits of GraphoGame on spelling and phonological awareness. After the intervention and one month later, the GraphoGame Fluent group displayed spelling and phonological awareness skills similar to the business-as-usual group, and above the GraphoGame Math group. Overall, these findings indicate that Portuguese struggling readers benefit from computer-assisted interventions that combine letter-sound correspondences with more complex orthographic patterns.
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/11328/3461
ISSN: 2030-1006
2294-3306
Appears in Collections:INPP - Artigos em Revistas Internacionais / Papers in International Journals

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