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Smeets, Daisy J. H.; Bus, Adriana G. – Journal of Experimental Child Psychology, 2012
The goals of this study were to examine (a) whether extratextual vocabulary instructions embedded in electronic storybooks facilitated word learning over reading alone and (b) whether instructional formats that required children to invest more effort were more effective than formats that required less effort. A computer-based "assistant" was added…
Descriptors: Electronic Equipment, Vocabulary Development, Computer Assisted Instruction, Questioning Techniques
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Mol, Suzanne E.; Bus, Adriana G.; de Jong, Maria T.; Smeets, Daisy J. H. – Early Education and Development, 2008
Book reading has been demonstrated to promote vocabulary. The current study was conducted to examine the added value of an interactive shared book reading format that emphasizes active as opposed to noninteractive participation by the child. Studies that included a dialogic reading intervention group and a reading-as-usual control group, and that…
Descriptors: Control Groups, Reading Aloud to Others, Effect Size, Literacy