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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
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Robinson, Ariel – Science and Children, 2017
Although the "Next Generation Science Standards" and "Common Core State Standards" do not extend to prekindergarten, early learning experiences are vital to preparing young children entering kindergarten with the background knowledge, technical vocabulary, resourcefulness, and dispositions for inquiry that are the foundations…
Descriptors: Preschool Education, Teaching Methods, Preschool Children, Scientific Concepts
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Read, Nicholas – European Journal of Education, 2017
This article reviews the accuracy and relevance of the national monitoring mechanisms currently used to establish national learning and teaching material (LTM) availability indicators. In many countries, only very basic LTM monitoring requirements are provided. These are not updated regularly and are usually not designed specificially to support…
Descriptors: Low Income, Teaching Methods, Instructional Materials, Reading Materials
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Harding, Jessica F.; Morris, Pamela A.; Hill, Jennifer – Journal of Research on Educational Effectiveness, 2017
Maternal education is one of the strongest predictors of children's academic outcomes. One possible explanation for this is that more highly educated mothers more frequently engage in parenting practices that may promote children's later cognitive development; however, most of this evidence is correlational. This study uses Head Start Impact Study…
Descriptors: Correlation, Low Income, Mothers, Scores
Scholastic Inc., 2017
The Teacher & Principal School Report series showcases the results of a national survey of more than 4,700 public school Pre-K-12 educators on critical issues affecting schools and districts across the country. With two in-depth reports, Scholastic has explored equity in education as well as literacy, each with a special look at factors from…
Descriptors: Elementary Secondary Education, Preschool Education, Public School Teachers, Equal Education
Dynia, Jaclyn M.; Schachter, Rachel E.; Piasta, Shayne B.; Justice, Laura M.; O'Connell, Ann A.; Yeager Pelatti, Christina – Journal of Early Childhood Literacy, 2018
This study investigated the dimensionality of the physical literacy environment of early childhood education classrooms. Data on the classroom physical literacy environment were collected from 245 classrooms using the Classroom Literacy Observation Profile. A combination of confirmatory and exploratory factor analysis was used to identify five…
Descriptors: Early Childhood Education, Classroom Environment, Literacy Education, Factor Analysis
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Schick, Adina R.; Melzi, Gigliana – Journal of Early Childhood Literacy, 2016
This study examined literacy practices in the homes of 127 low-income Latino preschoolers enrolled in bilingual preschool classrooms. Specifically, we investigated the print-related practices that Latino primary caregivers engaged in with their preschool-aged children at the start of the school year and explored the relation between these…
Descriptors: Literacy Education, Low Income Groups, Hispanic Americans, Preschool Children
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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
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Auleear Owodally, Ambarin Mooznah – Early Child Development and Care, 2014
While the extant literature has highlighted the important contribution of home literacy experiences to early literacy development, limited research has been carried out among children living in postcolonial contexts, where there is a mismatch between the home and school language. Such is the case of Mauritius. The present exploratory case study…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Mother Attitudes, Multilingualism, Interviews
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Farver, Jo Ann M.; Xu, Yiyuan; Lonigan, Christopher J.; Eppe, Stefanie – Developmental Psychology, 2013
This study examined children's early literacy skills in both English and Spanish at entry to preschool to investigate the pattern of association among these skills and their families' home language and literacy practices. The participants were 392 primarily Latino immigrant (85%) families and their children. Mothers completed questionnaires about…
Descriptors: Questionnaires, Emergent Literacy, Phonological Awareness, Oral Language
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Guo, Ying; Sawyer, Brook E.; Justice, Laura M.; Kaderavek, Joan N. – Journal of Early Intervention, 2013
The purpose of this study was to examine the quality of the literacy environment in inclusive early childhood special education (ECSE) classrooms ("N" = 54). The first aim was to describe the quality of the literacy environment in terms of structure (i.e., book materials and print/writing materials) and instruction (i.e., instructional…
Descriptors: Early Childhood Education, Special Education, Educational Quality, Classroom Environment
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Schickedanz, Judith A.; Collins, Molly F. – Reading Teacher, 2012
This article focuses on young children's misinterpretations of storybook illustrations. Examples of misinterpretations drawn from preschool classrooms are presented and analyzed to explain four kinds of confusion that are typically involved. Based on these analyses, the authors argue that young children are capable of the reasoning required to…
Descriptors: Reading Strategies, Grade 1, Preschool Children, Kindergarten
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Roskos, Kathleen; Burstein, Karen; You, Byeong-Keun – Journal of Interactive Online Learning, 2012
This research reports a two-phase descriptive study of young children's engagement with ebooks conducted in Head Start classrooms. Phase 1 focused on the development of a typology as an analytic framework for observing engagement with ebooks in different formats (shared book; independent book browsing) and across devices (stationary touch screen;…
Descriptors: Computer Assisted Instruction, Video Technology, Observation, Preschool Children
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Korat, Ofra; Shamir, Adina – Journal of Educational Computing Research, 2012
We examine the effect of direct and indirect teaching of vocabulary and word reading on pre-kindergarten and kindergarten children following use of an electronic storybook (e-book). The children in each age group were randomly assigned to an intervention group which read the e-book or to a control group which was afforded the regular school…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Age Differences, Kindergarten, Reading Instruction
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Kampmann, Jennifer Anne; Bowne, Mary Teresa – Young Children, 2011
Children need sound language and literacy skills to communicate with others and actively participate in a classroom learning community. When an early childhood classroom offers a language- and literacy-rich environment, children have numerous opportunities to practice language and literacy in a social setting. A language-rich classroom includes an…
Descriptors: Emergent Literacy, Social Development, Teaching Methods, Language Acquisition
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