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Psicologia Escolar e Educacional

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Abstract

SANTOS, Acácia Aparecida Angeli dos; FERRAZ, Adriana Satico  and  RUEDA, Fabián Javier Marín. Relations between Reading Comprehension and Metalinguistic Abilities Psychological. Psicol. Esc. Educ. [online]. 2018, vol.22, n.2, pp.301-309. ISSN 2175-3539.  https://doi.org/10.1590/2175-35392018026239.

We consider that reading comprehension is a fundamental skill in the school context, this study aims to examine the relations between it and the metallinguistic abilities - morphological awareness and metatextual awareness. Secondly, it was intended to explore possible differences of the constructs in the variables gender and school year. A total of 71 students from elementary school I (2nd to 5th grade) from a municipal school located in the interior of São Paulo participated in the study. The instruments used were two texts by Cloze, the Morphological Consciousness Tasks and the Metatextual Consciousness Assessment Questionnaire. The results pointed to the identification of positive correlations, of moderate to strong magnitude between the constructs and the presentation of higher averages in the abilities evaluated through the advancement of the school years. We suggest the continuity of studies aimed at the investigation of reading comprehension and metalinguistic skills, extending to the semantic and syntactic consciousness.

Keywords : Reading comprehension; morphological awareness; metatextual awareness.

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