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Tracking the Unique Effects of Print Exposure in Children: Associations With Vocabulary, General Knowledge, and Spelling Anne E. Cunningham Graduate School of Education University of California, Berkeley Objective: Assess the unique effects of print exposure (operationally defined as the Title Recognition Test) to cognitive development (operationally defined as spelling, vocabulary, verbal fluency, word knowledge, and general information). Hypothesis: Greater Exposure to print leads to better cognitive ability in the skills of Vocabulary, General Knowledge, and Spelling. Subjects: 34 fourth-grade children (16 boys and 18 girls), 33 fifth-grade children (16 boys and 17 girls), and 67 sixth-grade children (30 boys and 37 girls) recruited from a lower-middle-class school in the San Francisco Bay area. Measures: 1. Raven’s Matrices (Measure General Ability) 2. Phonological coding task 3. Spelling task 4. Word checklist 5. Verbal fluency task 6. Peabody Picture Vocabulary Test 7. General Information
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