Consciência Metalingüística e Alfabetização: Um Estudo com Crianças da Primeira Série do Ensino Fundamental. Metalinguistic awareness and literacy: A study carried out among first elementary grade children.

Title:
Consciência Metalingüística e Alfabetização: Um Estudo com Crianças da Primeira Série do Ensino Fundamental. Metalinguistic awareness and literacy: A study carried out among first elementary grade children.
Author(s): 
Maluf, Maria Regina; Barrera, Sylvia Domingos
Journal: 
Psicologia: Reflexão e Crítica
Publication Year: 
2003
Submission Date:
January 20, 2017
Abstract: 
This research aimed to investigate the influence of phonological, lexical and syntactic awareness in written language acquisition. The main hypothesis underlying the research was that metalinguistic abilities could facilitate written language acquisition. Subjects were 65 first-grade students at a public school in São Paulo, Brazil. The materials used to measure levels of metalinguistic awareness were applied at the beginning of the school year. Reading and writing assessment tests were applied both at the beginning and the end of the school year so as to evaluate acquisition levels. Statistical analysis showed positive and significant correlation between initial levels of phonological and syntactic awareness and final performance in reading and writing evaluation. Lexical awareness was significantly correlated solely with final level of reading. These results suggest the importance of performing pedagogical activities in early school life in order to develop metalinguistic awareness. (PsycINFO Database Record (c) 2012 APA, all rights reserved). (journal abstract)
Topic: 
Instruction/Pedagogy
DOI: 
http://dx.doi.org/10.1590/S0102-79722003000300008 
Methodology: 
Quantitative
Sub-Methodology (quantitative): 
Non-Intervention
Location of Study: 
South America
Brazil
Document Language: 
Portuguese
Type of Document: 
Journal Article

Citation:

  • Barrera, S. D., & Maluf, M. R. (2003). Consciência Metalingüística e Alfabetização: Um Estudo com Crianças da Primeira Série do Ensino Fundamental. Metalinguistic awareness and literacy: A study carried out among first elementary grade children.. Psicologia: Reflexão e Crítica, 16(3), 491-502. http://dx.doi.org/10.1590/S0102-79722003000300008