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Estudos de Psicologia (Natal)
Print version ISSN 1413-294X
MOTA, Márcia Maria Peruzzi Elia da and SANTOS, Acácia Aparecida Angeli dos. The role of phonological awareness in contextual reading measured by the Cloze task. Estud. psicol. (Natal) [online]. 2009, vol.14, n.3, pp. 207-212. ISSN 1413-294X. http://dx.doi.org/10.1590/S1413-294X2009000300004.
Studies that investigate the role of metalinguistic abilities in reading show that the ability to reflect upon word's sound, phonological awareness, contributes to reading single words and reading comprehension. Considering the importance of this theme, this research was carried out with the objective of exploring the crelationship between phonological awareness and reading comprehension. Nineteen children from 1st grade and 23 from 2nd grade, whose mean ages were 87,5 months (SD = 3,93) and 98,3 months (SD = 4,58) participated in the study. The results show that the scores on the phonological awareness tasks were associated to the Cloze's score, used as a reading comprehension measure. The results are discussed on the light of the theories of reading acquisition.
Keywords : metalinguistic awaraness; assessment; Cloze's test; reading.