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Grifenhagen, Jill F.; Barnes, Erica M.; Collins, Molly F.; Dickinson, David K. – Early Child Development and Care, 2017
Decades of research have identified features of classrooms and teachers' talk that are associated with children's language growth. Unfortunately, much of this work has not yet translated to widespread practice in early childhood classrooms. Given the important contributions that early language development makes to later academic achievement,…
Descriptors: Preschool Children, Language Acquisition, Preschool Education, Educational Research
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Phillips, Deborah A.; Meloy, Mary E. – Exceptional Children, 2012
This article assesses the effects of Tulsa, Oklahoma's school-based prekindergarten program on the school readiness of children with special needs using a regression discontinuity design. Participation in the pre-K program was associated with significant gains for children with special needs in early literacy scores, but not in math scores. These…
Descriptors: School Readiness, Early Intervention, Emergent Literacy, Special Needs Students
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Nixon, Helen – Journal of Early Childhood Literacy, 2011
In their quest for resources to support children's early literacy learning and development, parents encounter and traverse different spaces in which discourses and artifacts are produced and circulated. This paper uses conceptual tools from the field of geosemiotics to examine some commercial spaces designed for parents and children that…
Descriptors: Young Children, Emergent Literacy, Internet, Preschool Education
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Powell, Douglas R.; Diamond, Karen E.; Koehler, Matthew J. – Topics in Early Childhood Special Education, 2010
Use of a case-based hypermedia resource (HR) was examined in a Web-based early literacy coaching intervention with pre-kindergarten teachers of at-risk children. Web usage logs, written records of coach feedback to teachers on their instruction, and a teacher questionnaire were the primary data sources. Visits to the HR content pages were unevenly…
Descriptors: Feedback (Response), Disadvantaged Youth, Early Intervention, Hypermedia