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Clark, Amy; Fleming, Jane – Reading Horizons, 2019
This qualitative research study examined 13 preschool to third-grade teachers' experiences reading and discussing culturally relevant texts (CRTs) with their students. Teachers worked at four schools in a large urban school district and with child populations from different sociocultural and linguistic backgrounds. We employed provisional and…
Descriptors: Preschool Teachers, Early Childhood Teachers, Elementary School Teachers, Preschool Education
McDonald, Stacy L. M. – ProQuest LLC, 2019
The purpose of this study was to systematically review research on the relationship between parent engagement and student reading outcomes in Title I schools at Kindergarten level. The following research questions guided this study: (1) What is the relationship between parent engagement and student reading literacy outcomes in low socioeconomic…
Descriptors: Kindergarten, Young Children, Parent Participation, Beginning Reading
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Altinkaynak, Senay Özen – International Journal of Progressive Education, 2019
The purpose of the current study is to investigate the effect of interactive book reading activities on children's print and phonemic awareness skills. In the current study, the semi-experimental pretest-posttest control group design was used. The sampling of the study consists of 34 children attending independent kindergartens in the city of…
Descriptors: Phonemic Awareness, Pretests Posttests, Comparative Analysis, Foreign Countries
Rutherford, Erica – ProQuest LLC, 2018
Information text can be utilized to enhance both reading and science instruction in the kindergarten classroom. These books bring abstract concepts to life for young learners, and can serve as the focal point for numerous topics of study. Although many teachers incorporate information books into their teaching, it is important that teachers…
Descriptors: Kindergarten, Vocabulary Development, Teaching Methods, Scientific Concepts
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Hover, Ashlee B. – Networks: An Online Journal for Teacher Research, 2018
A kindergarten teacher used action research to examine how literature, audio books, homework, and Apple iPod Shuffles can be combined to encourage and improve literacy at home. The research participants consisted of 16 kindergarten students in Middle Tennessee and their parents. The kindergarten students took home a tote bag with the following…
Descriptors: Educational Technology, Technology Uses in Education, Handheld Devices, Telecommunications
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Casbergue, Renée M. – Reading Teacher, 2017
The Common Core State Standards have influenced curriculum for primary grades across the country, requiring more sophisticated responses to written text from children than ever before. Yet readiness for kindergarten is still often defined in terms of constrained print-related skills. As early as preschool, children can be introduced to more…
Descriptors: Kindergarten, School Readiness, Common Core State Standards, Elementary School Curriculum
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McGrail, Ewa; Rieger, Alicja; Doepker, Gina M. – Georgia Educational Researcher, 2017
Recently, education and literacy researchers have acknowledged educational merit in guided reading that incorporates interactive and authentic reading texts, such as graphic novels, which meet the needs of today's predominantly multimodal learners ( Jennings, Rule, & Zanden, 2014; Kist & Pytash, 2015). This qualitative study explores…
Descriptors: Reading Instruction, Preservice Teachers, Student Attitudes, Teaching Methods
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Favazza, Paddy C.; Ostrosky, Michaelene M.; Meyer, Lori E.; Yu, SeonYeong; Mouzourou, Chryso – International Journal of Inclusive Education, 2017
UNICEF's new Millennium Development Goals and Beyond (2015. http://www.un.org/millenniumgoals/) focus on the needs of the largest marginalised minority, individuals with disabilities, challenging us to examine issues related to exclusion and develop strategies for making an authentic sense of belonging and high-quality early childhood education a…
Descriptors: Disabilities, Early Childhood Education, Social Bias, Literature
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Chou, Mei-Ju; Cheng, Jui-Ching; Cheng, Ya-Wen – Universal Journal of Educational Research, 2016
This research aims to explore how preschool educators understand about raising children's reading motivation through operating classroom aesthetic reading environment. With one year qualitative research, sixteen 4-6 years old young were observed and interviewed. The first stage interviews were undergone with environmental guidance. After the…
Descriptors: Classroom Environment, Aesthetics, Reading Motivation, Young Children
Allison, Tamara Alice – ProQuest LLC, 2016
Due to variation that exists in providing Tier 2 reading intervention instruction, the purpose of the study was to identify processes and instructional strategies currently being utilized by K-2 teachers of the Gallup, New Mexico elementary schools. 17 teachers from 9 of the 10 elementary schools participated in the study. A survey instrument was…
Descriptors: Reading Instruction, Elementary School Teachers, Kindergarten, Grade 1
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Fitzgerald, Jill; Elmore, Jeff; Koons, Heather; Hiebert, Elfrieda H.; Bowen, Kimberly; Sanford-Moore, Eleanor E.; Stenner, A. Jackson – Journal of Educational Psychology, 2015
The Common Core set a standard for all children to read increasingly complex texts throughout schooling. The purpose of the present study was to explore text characteristics specifically in relation to early-grades text complexity. Three hundred fifty primary-grades texts were selected and digitized. Twenty-two text characteristics were identified…
Descriptors: Reading Materials, Difficulty Level, Instructional Material Evaluation, Primary Education
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Fitzgerald, Jill; Hiebert, Elfrieda H.; Bowen, Kimberly; Relyea-Kim, E. Jackie; Kung, Melody; Elmore, Jeff – Literacy Research and Instruction, 2015
The research question was, "What text characteristics do primary teachers think are most important for early grades text complexity?" Teachers from across the United States accomplished a two-part task. First, to stimulate teachers' thinking about important text characteristics, primary teachers completed an online paired-text…
Descriptors: Elementary School Teachers, Difficulty Level, Reading Materials, Questionnaires
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Montelongo, José A.; Hernández, Anita C.; Herter, Roberta J. – Texas Journal of Literacy Education, 2015
English-Spanish cognates are words that possess identical or nearly identical spellings and meanings in both English and Spanish as a result of being derived mainly from Latin and Greek. Of major importance is the fact that many of the more than 20,000 cognates in English are academic vocabulary words, terms essential for comprehending school…
Descriptors: English, Spanish, Picture Books, Reading Lists
Younger, Queietasha – ProQuest LLC, 2014
African American male students in elementary schools are scoring approximately 30% lower than their peers in reading and content areas. There are many factors causing the discrepancy; indeed, the complexity of the problem has inhibited a clear solution. The purpose of this qualitative case study was to examine factors associated with low…
Descriptors: African American Students, Males, Racial Differences, Elementary School Students
McCaffrey, Megan – ProQuest LLC, 2014
With the implementation of Common Core State Standards (CCSS) in over forty states, teachers are putting into practice the CCSS text exemplars of text complexity. Of particular concern for the purpose of this research are the kindergarten and first grade (K-1) read aloud and independent text exemplar lists. While not intended as core reading…
Descriptors: Common Core State Standards, English, Language Arts, Kindergarten
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