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ERIC Number: EJ1125570
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2016-Oct
Pages: 17
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1093-023X
Supporting Oral Narrative Development of Kindergarten English Language Learners Using Multimedia Stories
Yang, Sha
Journal of Interactive Learning Research, v27 n4 p381-397 Oct 2016
Narrative ability comes before literacy for bilingual students and helps narrow down the gap in text-level literacy between English language learners (ELLs) and native English speakers. Kindergarten ELLs are the best age group to receive intervention to improve their oral narrative skills. Multimedia stories have potential to assist kindergarten ELLs in developing oral narrative skills, but in previous studies, children viewed them without any support or interaction with adults, and few studies addressed how to incorporate adult intervention into children's viewing of multimedia stories to enhance their oral narrative development. Grounded in Plass and Jones' (2005) model of multimedia-supported cognitive processing in second-language acquisition, this paper proposed how to teach vocabulary words and implement dialogic reading while ELL children view multimedia stories to try to improve their oral narrative skills. Finally, future research directions were suggested.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Kindergarten; Primary Education; Early Childhood Education
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Language: English
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