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ERIC Number: EJ950459
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011-Dec
Pages: 27
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 72
ISSN: ISSN-1468-7984
Enhancing Vocabulary, Print Awareness and Phonological Awareness through Shared Storybook Reading with Low-Income Preschoolers
Lefebvre, Pascal; Trudeau, Natacha; Sutton, Ann
Journal of Early Childhood Literacy, v11 n4 p453-479 Dec 2011
The current study compares the effects of two shared storybook reading (SSR) interventions on language and emergent literacy skills of low-income preschoolers. The control intervention targeted language and print awareness, skills for which there is strong evidence of the effect of SSR. The experimental intervention added a focus on phonological awareness, a skill for which there is less evidence of the effect of SSR. Following the interventions, results indicated that the experimental group (n = 10) outperformed the control group (n = 13) on phonological awareness scores, but not on vocabulary and print awareness scores. The study also compared the outcomes of the experimental intervention for the low-income participants with the skills of higher-income preschoolers who did not receive intervention. The low-income children in the experimental condition outperformed their higher-income peers (n = 12) on all three measures. The experimental intervention offers promising techniques for SSR activities in childcare centres. (Contains 3 tables.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Early Childhood Education; Preschool Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
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