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Robertson, Sarah-Jane L.; Reese, Elaine – Journal of Early Childhood Literacy, 2017
This study aimed to examine which genres parents are reading to children and for themselves. Furthermore, it aimed to examine mothers' and fathers' shared reading strategies for different book genres in relation to children's language and literacy development. Parents shared a narrative and an expository book with their preschool-aged children.…
Descriptors: Childrens Literature, Reading Material Selection, Parents, Language Acquisition
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Schaughency, Elizabeth; Suggate, Sebastian; Reese, Elaine – Australian Journal of Learning Difficulties, 2017
We examined earlier oral narrative and decoding and later reading in two samples spanning the first four years of reading instruction. The Year 1 sample (n = 44) was initially assessed after one year of instruction (M = 6; 1 years) and followed through their third year (M = 8; 1 years); the Year 2 sample (n = 34) assessed after two years of…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Decoding (Reading), Oral Reading, Reading Fluency
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Reese, Elaine; Robertson, Sarah-Jane; Divers, Sarah; Schaughency, Elizabeth – First Language, 2015
Children's phonological awareness develops rapidly in the preschool years and is an important contributor to later reading skill. This study addresses the role of parents' talk in preschool children's phonological awareness development. A community sample of 27 parents and their 3- to 4-year-old children participated in a new "Sound…
Descriptors: Preschool Children, Phonological Awareness, Parent Child Relationship, Language Skills