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Piasta, Shayne B.; Justice, Laura M.; McGinty, Anita S.; Kaderavek, Joan N. – Child Development, 2012
Longitudinal results for a randomized-controlled trial (RCT) assessing the impact of increasing preschoolers' attention to print during reading are reported. Four-year-old children (N = 550) in 85 classrooms experienced a 30-week shared reading program implemented by their teachers. Children in experimental classrooms experienced shared-book…
Descriptors: Reading Difficulties, Reading Programs, Emergent Literacy, Reading Instruction
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Brotman, Laurie Miller; Calzada, Esther; Huang, Keng-Yen; Kingston, Sharon; Dawson-McClure, Spring; Kamboukos, Dimitra; Rosenfelt, Amanda; Schwab, Amihai; Petkova, Eva – Child Development, 2011
This study examines the efficacy of "ParentCorps" among 4-year-old children (N = 171) enrolled in prekindergarten in schools in a large urban school district. "ParentCorps" includes a series of 13 group sessions for parents and children held at the school during early evening hours and facilitated by teachers and mental health…
Descriptors: Urban Schools, Behavior Problems, Mental Health Workers, Parenting Styles
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McNeil, Nicole M.; Fyfe, Emily R.; Petersen, Lori A.; Dunwiddie, April E.; Brletic-Shipley, Heather – Child Development, 2011
This study examined whether practice with arithmetic problems presented in a nontraditional problem format improves understanding of mathematical equivalence. Children (M age = 8;0; N = 90) were randomly assigned to practice addition in one of three conditions: (a) traditional, in which problems were presented in the traditional "operations…
Descriptors: Fundamental Concepts, Arithmetic, Equations (Mathematics), Mathematics Skills
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Farver, Jo Ann M.; Lonigan, Christopher J.; Eppe, Stefanie – Child Development, 2009
Ninety-four Spanish-speaking preschoolers (M age = 54.51 months, SD = 4.72; 43 girls) were randomly assigned to receive the High/Scope Curriculum (control n = 32) or the Literacy Express Preschool Curriculum in English-only (n = 31) or initially in Spanish transitioning to English (n = 31). Children's emergent literacy skills were assessed before…
Descriptors: Preschool Curriculum, Speech Communication, Second Language Learning, Emergent Literacy
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Ouellette, Gene; Senechal, Monique – Child Development, 2008
This intervention study tested whether invented spelling plays a causal role in learning to read. Three groups of kindergarten children (mean age = 5 years 7 months) participated in a 4-week intervention. Children in the invented-spelling group spelled words as best they could and received developmentally appropriate feedback. Children in the 2…
Descriptors: Feedback (Response), Invented Spelling, Intervention, Phonological Awareness
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Bierman, Karen L.; Domitrovich, Celene E.; Nix, Robert L.; Gest, Scott D.; Welsh, Janet A.; Greenberg, Mark T.; Blair, Clancy; Nelson, Keith E.; Gill, Sukhdeep – Child Development, 2008
Forty-four Head Start classrooms were randomly assigned to enriched intervention (Head Start REDI--Research-based, Developmentally Informed) or "usual practice" conditions. The intervention involved brief lessons, "hands-on" extension activities, and specific teaching strategies linked empirically with the promotion of: (a)…
Descriptors: Problem Solving, School Readiness, Intervention, Social Behavior
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Booth, Julie L.; Siegler, Robert S. – Child Development, 2008
This study examined whether the quality of first graders' (mean age = 7.2 years) numerical magnitude representations is correlated with, predictive of, and causally related to their arithmetic learning. The children's pretest numerical magnitude representations were found to be correlated with their pretest arithmetic knowledge and to be…
Descriptors: Pretests Posttests, Achievement Tests, Short Term Memory, Mathematics Skills
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Ramani, Geetha B.; Siegler, Robert S. – Child Development, 2008
Theoretical analyses of the development of numerical representations suggest that playing linear number board games should enhance young children's numerical knowledge. Consistent with this prediction, playing such a game for roughly 1 hr increased low-income preschoolers' (mean age = 5.4 years) proficiency on 4 diverse numerical tasks: numerical…
Descriptors: Low Income Groups, Numeracy, Educational Games, Number Concepts
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Blackwell, Lisa S.; Trzesniewski, Kali H.; Dweck, Carol Sorich – Child Development, 2007
Two studies explored the role of implicit theories of intelligence in adolescents' mathematics achievement. In Study 1 with 373 7th graders, the belief that intelligence is malleable (incremental theory) predicted an upward trajectory in grades over the two years of junior high school, while a belief that intelligence is fixed (entity theory)…
Descriptors: Grade 7, Intervention, Experimental Groups, Mathematics Achievement
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Siegler, Robert S.; Booth, Julie L. – Child Development, 2004
Two experiments examined kindergartners', first graders', and second graders' numerical estimation, the internal representations that gave rise to the estimates, and the general hypothesis that developmental sequences within a domain tend to repeat themselves in new contexts. Development of estimation in this age range on 0-to-100 number lines…
Descriptors: Age Differences, Mathematics Achievement, Achievement Tests, Elementary School Mathematics