ERIC Number: ED467650
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 2002-Feb-18
A Framework for Examining Book Reading in Early Childhood Classrooms. CIERA Report.
Dickinson, David K.; McCabe, Allyssa; Anastasopoulos, Louisa
This paper presents a comprehensive framework for examining book use in early childhood settings, including the following dimensions: the book area; the amount of time provided for book reading; integration of books into the broader curriculum; the nature of the book reading events; and the nature of the home-school connection with respect to book use. Data from four studies conducted in New England are used to assess the quality of book use; each dimension shows significant evidence of the need for improvement in how books are used in preschool classrooms. (Contains 4 tables of data and 41 references.) (PM)
Descriptors: Family School Relationship, Preschool Children, Preschool Education, Reading Habits, Reading Instruction, Reading Motivation, Reading Research, Teaching Methods
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Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Educational Research and Improvement (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Center for the Improvement of Early Reading Achievement, Ann Arbor, MI.