ERIC Number: EJ637754
Record Type: CIJE
Publication Date: 2001
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Storybook Reading and Parent Teaching: Links to Language and Literacy Development.
Senechal, Monique; LeFevre, Jo-Anne
New Directions for Child and Adolescent Development, n92 p39-52 Sum 2001
A 5-year longitudinal study examined the relations among home literacy experience, language, and literacy development in a middle-class sample. Findings indicate that those with highest exposure to reading aloud at home demonstrated advantages in spelling, decoding, and alphabet knowledge through grade 3. Recommendations urge frequent home exposure to storybook experiences, and capitalizing on performance advantages of children so exposed. (DLH)
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Note: Special Issue on: "The Role of Family Literacy Environments in Promoting Young Children's Emerging Literacy Skills.