ERIC Number: EJ654381
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2002
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Literacy Conversations between Adults and Children at Child Care: Descriptive Observations and Hypotheses.
Rosemary, Catherine A.; Roskos, Kathleen A.
Journal of Research in Childhood Education, v16 n2 p212-31 Spr-Sum 2002
Examined the nature of literacy-related, teacher-child talk in the daily routines of three child care centers. Found that adults talked about reading and writing to a modest degree, compared to total talk with children. Incidence of adults' literacy talk, aside from book talk, was primarily intermittent and spontaneous. Discourse features of teachers' literacy talk reflected natural teaching tendencies of telling, asking, and checking. (Author/KB)
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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