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ERIC Number: EJ1085554
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2015-Dec
Pages: 37
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1468-7984
Their Teacher Can't Be an App: Preschoolers' Listening Comprehension of Digital Storybooks
Paciga, Kathleen A.
Journal of Early Childhood Literacy, v15 n4 p473-509 Dec 2015
This study sought to determine the relationship among student- and task-level variables at play in the digital storybook listening experiences of 130 English-speaking preschoolers at risk of reading failure. Specifically, this study investigated the relationship among the (1) features of computer-based electronic storybooks, (2) preschoolers' competency in the task environment, and (3) preschoolers' background knowledge with respect to listening comprehension outcomes following a single digital storybook listening experience. The results indicate significant and strong relationships among the three variables under investigation and their consequent understanding of the digital storybook (i.e. explicit and implicit/inferential content related to the plot). The preschoolers' topic knowledge was the best predictor of comprehension. In addition, the interaction between the features of the e-book and the preschoolers' competency in the task environment also significantly predicted the outcome.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Preschool Education; Early Childhood Education
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Assessments and Surveys: Peabody Picture Vocabulary Test
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