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Umiejętność czytania ze zrozumieniem a kompetencja przestrzenna
Spatial competence and reading comprehension skills

Author(s): Anna Guzy
Subject(s): Language and Literature Studies
Published by: Wydawnictwo Uniwersytetu Śląskiego

Summary/Abstract: The article refers to the determinants of learners’ linguistic competence. It defines the influence of spatial competence (understood here as a sum of abilities within the scope of imagination and spacious orientation) on reading comprehension skills. The article consists of two parts. In the first one, it outlines the issue of gaining spatial competence and its impact on linguistic competences (i.e. orthography and lexis). The second part, on the other hand, presents the results of the studies on the influence of different types of tasks done by primary school learners (short answer, matching and essay tasks, etc.).The studies show a substantial influence of imagination and spacious orientation on reading comprehension skills (on the example of primary school sixth grade learners).

  • Issue Year: 2009
  • Issue No: 20
  • Page Range: 86-98
  • Page Count: 13
  • Language: Polish