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ERIC Number: EJ1072875
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2015
Pages: 44
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0270-2711
Latino English Language Learners' Writing during Literacy-Enriched Block Play
Snow, Marianne; Eslami, Zohreh R.; Park, Jeong Hyun
Reading Psychology, v36 n8 p741-784 2015
Although growing numbers of young English language learners (ELLs) from low-income homes enroll in U.S. schools, there remains a lack of research on how they respond to common school literacy practices including a literacy-enriched play. This exploratory study aims to examine the writing behaviors of six kindergarteners in their classroom's literacy-enriched block center. The results were varied since all children engaged in different types and frequencies of writing. However, most ELLs responded positively to the intervention and practiced their emergent writing skills. Therefore, literacy-enriched play centers can benefit early childhood classrooms serving culturally, linguistically, and socioeconomically diverse students.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Early Childhood Education; Kindergarten; Primary Education
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Language: English
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