ERIC Number: ED377462
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1994
Reference Count: N/A
The Nexus of Social and Literacy Experiences at Home and School: Implications for First-Grade Oral Language and Literacy. Reading Research Report No. 21.
Pellegrini, A. D.; And Others
A study examined the relations among the diversity of the social groupings in which children participated in home literacy events and the social groupings, oral language, and literacy in first-grade literacy events. Subjects, 35 children in two first-grade classrooms in the same school district in a small city in the southeastern United States, were observed over an entire school year, were audiotaped once a month, and were assessed on a number of social, cognitive, literacy, and receptive vocabulary measures. In one of the two classrooms, information on literacy experiences at home was collected from the children. Results indicated that the diversity of experiences in home literacy events was related to diversity in social groupings in school literacy events. Varied school social groups were contexts in which children generated "literate" oral language: in turn, particular language forms, especially talk about language and talk about mental states, related to measures of reading and writing. Results also indicated an interrelation among measures or oral language, reading, and writing in first grade. (Contains 36 references and five tables of data.) (Author/RS)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
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Sponsor: Office of Educational Research and Improvement (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: National Reading Research Center, Athens, GA.; National Reading Research Center, College Park, MD.