ERIC Number: EJ639129
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2001
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Written Language Awareness in Preschool Children from Low-Income Households: A Descriptive Analysis.
Justice, Laura M.; Ezell, Helen K.
Communication Disorders Quarterly, v22 n3 p123-34 Spr 2001
Preschool children (N=38) from low-income households enrolled in Head Start were evaluated for written language awareness. Analysis indicated significant gaps in print, word, graphic, and metalinguistic awareness. Lowest performance was found in children's ability to identify contextualized print within illustrations and their understanding of the concept of word as it pertains to written language. (Contains references.) (Author/DB)
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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