ERIC Number: EJ925049
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 97
What Are Preschool Teachers Reading in Their Classrooms?
Pentimonti, Jill M.; Zucker, Tricia A.; Justice, Laura M.
Reading Psychology, v32 n3 p197-236 2011
The present study describes preschool read-alouds in terms of the types of texts to which children are exposed. The methods involved analyzing the genre and instructional foci of 426 titles read by 13 teachers throughout an entire academic year. Additionally, associations between teacher characteristics and texts teachers read in their classrooms were examined. Findings indicated that (a) narrative texts were the dominate genre read-aloud; (b) children's exposure to alphabet books, nursery rhymes, books featuring math concepts, and multicultural content occurred at generally low rates; and (c) few significant associations exist between quantity of books read and teacher characteristics. (Contains 2 figures and 1 table.)
Descriptors: Teacher Characteristics, Reading Aloud to Others, Preschool Teachers, Nursery Rhymes, Reading Materials, Childrens Literature, Correlation, Mathematical Concepts, Emergent Literacy, Multicultural Education, Questionnaires, Literary Genres
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Early Childhood Education; Preschool Education
Authoring Institution: N/A