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Kucirkova, Natalia; Flewitt, Rosie – Early Child Development and Care, 2020
This paper reports on UK primary school teachers' and children's app developers' views about the potential of using personalized digital resources to promote young children's reading and play with 'smart toys'. Many existing digital resources are 'personalised', that is, the content of a story or game is tailored to an individual child, and the…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Elementary School Students, Computer Oriented Programs, Educational Technology
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Swain, Jon; Cara, Olga; Mallows, David – Journal of Early Childhood Literacy, 2017
This paper reports findings from a mixed methods research project in 2011, which set out to examine the extent and nature of father and child shared home reading practices. There was a particular focus on exploring fathers' perceptions of their role in reading with their child, aged five years old. The research was commissioned by Booktrust and…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Fathers, Reading Aloud to Others, Preschool Children
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Hodkinson, Alan – Education 3-13, 2017
This paper examines the cultural construction of disability detailed within school reading schemes. The study by the employment of proto-text analysis followed the "reading journeys" that a four- and five-year-old child experienced during the course of one academic year. The study examined 61 reading books that contained 2199…
Descriptors: Disabilities, Reading Programs, Young Children, Early Childhood Education
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Rodrigo, Victoria – Hispania, 2016
Graded readers can be an optimal resource to help language students improve and personalize their learning experience. An extensive reading library with graded readers and well-defined levels of reading difficulty increases language students' chances of having a successful reading experience and become independent readers. However, when it comes…
Descriptors: Readability, Reading Materials, Spanish, Libraries
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See, Beng Huat; Gorard, Stephen; Siddiqui, Nadia – Education Endowment Foundation, 2015
The Word and World Reading programme aimed to improve the reading comprehension and wider literacy skills of children aged 7-9 from low income families. The programme focused on improving the vocabulary and background knowledge (sometimes labelled "core knowledge") of pupils, through the use of specially designed "knowledge…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Reading Programs, Low Income Students, Elementary School Students
Clark, Christina – National Literacy Trust, 2014
This report presents second year information about the degree to which children and young people in Middlesbrough enjoy reading and writing, how often then engage in reading and writing, what types of materials they read and write and how they feel about reading and writing. It also outlines information about their confidence in their own…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Literacy, Reading Attitudes, Reading Habits
Clark, Christina – National Literacy Trust, 2013
This report presents baseline information about the degree to which children and young people in Middlesbrough enjoy reading and writing, how often then engage in reading and writing, what types of materials they read and write and how they feel about reading and writing. It also outlines baseline information about their confidence in their own…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Children, Youth, Reading Attitudes
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Shah, Mehrunissa – Changing English: Studies in Culture and Education, 2013
This essay explores the complexity of imposing texts that are considered part of the English literary canon on students from multicultural backgrounds. It considers the rhetoric of the coalition government, in the recent drive to emphasize the importance of the literary heritage and return to English culture and how its impact has been felt in the…
Descriptors: Student Diversity, English Literature, Reading Materials, Secondary School Students
Clark, Christina; Picton, Irene – National Literacy Trust, 2012
Parents play a pivotal role in their children's education and literacy is one of the areas where parents have the relatively simple facilities, such as books or other reading materials, to become involved and to make a significant difference. In addition to reading with their children, parents can also show them that they value reading as a…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Mothers, Fathers, Literature Appreciation
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Bearne, Eve – Journal of Early Childhood Literacy, 2009
This article argues for the development of a framework through which to describe children's multimodal texts. Such a shared discourse should be capable of including different modes and media and the ways in which children integrate and combine them for their own meaning-making purposes. It should also acknowledge that multimodal texts are not…
Descriptors: Literacy Education, Foreign Countries, Childrens Literature, Young Children
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Westbrook, Jo – Literacy, 2007
This paper reports a small-scale study of wider reading at Key Stage 3 in current English classrooms in secondary schools in the south of England. Six English teachers, three of whom were relatively new to teaching, were interviewed on what they thought about wider reading. The findings indicate that because of a lack of time and absence of demand…
Descriptors: English Curriculum, Foreign Countries, Literacy, English Teachers
Clark, Christina; Torsi, Stephen; Strong, Julia – National Literacy Trust, 2005
Imagine what a difference it would make if every child loved to read. Every teacher knows the difference that a love of reading makes to a child's performance; reading opens so many doors. However, research has long shown not only that men and boys in the developed world lag behind women and girls when it comes to engaging with reading. Thus…
Descriptors: Reading Materials, Students, Measures (Individuals), Foreign Countries
Forde, Jan; Weinberger, Jo – 2001
This paper explores a community project to develop "storysacks" within an area of identified economic and social need. (Storysacks are books sent home for preschool children in England to share with their parents on a regular basis; each sack contains a fiction book, a nonfiction book linked to the story, and a wide variety of props…
Descriptors: Child Development, Community Involvement, Community Programs, Foreign Countries
Stainthorp, Rhona; Hughes, Diana – 1999
Noting that much has been written about children who have difficulty learning to read but little has been written about children who are fluent early readers, this book explores why some children succeed in reading at a very early age. The book resulted from a 3-year research project that studied the progress of 29 English children before they…
Descriptors: Childrens Writing, Early Childhood Education, Early Reading, Emergent Literacy
McGarva, Mary – 1989
This article suggests the following ways of making material easier for adults to read: using layout and print size to make meaning clear; making audio recordings and simplified versions of printed matter; and increasing the relevance of the content to the reader. Intended for teachers of adults in reading programs, the study also contains a…
Descriptors: Adult Basic Education, Adult Literacy, Foreign Countries, Functional Literacy
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