The Effect of English Language Proficiency on Phonological Awareness Skills Among Second Graders
The purpose of this non-experimental study was to determine whether English language proficiency has an effect on phonological awareness skills among second graders. A convenience sample of 101 second graders from a school in Northwest Arkansas was gathered. Secondary data from the Phonological Awareness Screening Test was analyzed to determine whether there was a difference in phonological awareness skills between those students who were native English speakers and English language learners. An analysis of the results found that there is a significant difference between phonological awareness skills of English language learners and native English speakers. The students who were native English speakers had stronger phonological awareness skills relative to English language learners.
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