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Leyva, Diana; Tamis-LeMonda, Catherine S.; Yoshikawa, Hirokazu – Elementary School Journal, 2019
We examined associations between maternal writing support, math support, and directiveness and children's literacy and math outcomes. Participants were 208 African American, Dominican, Mexican, and Chinese mothers and their first-grade children from low-income households. Mothers were video-recorded playing a grocery game with their children…
Descriptors: Mothers, Elementary School Students, Grade 1, Literacy Education
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Kim, Young-Suk; Puranik, Cynthia; Al Otaiba, Stephanie – Elementary School Journal, 2015
We examined growth trajectories of writing and the relation of children's socioeconomic status and language and/or speech impairment to the growth trajectories. First-grade children (N = 304) were assessed on their written composition in the fall, winter, and spring, and their vocabulary and literacy skills in the fall. Children's SES had a…
Descriptors: Socioeconomic Status, Language Impairments, Speech Impairments, Child Development
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Zijlstra, Haytske; Wubbels, Theo; Brekelmans, Mieke; Koomen, Helma M. Y. – Elementary School Journal, 2013
This study analyzed children's generalized perceptions of teacher interpersonal behavior in terms of two dimensions, control and affiliation, referring to the degree of teacher leadership/ management and teacher friendliness friendliness/cooperation in the classroom, respectively. An adapted version of the Questionnaire on Teacher Interaction was…
Descriptors: Student Attitudes, Foreign Countries, Teacher Student Relationship, Correlation
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Schwartz, Robert M.; Schmitt, Maribeth C.; Lose, Mary K. – Elementary School Journal, 2012
This study used a randomized experimental design to examine the relationship between teacher-student ratio and literacy learning outcomes for experienced intervention teachers working with the most at-risk first-grade students. Eighty-five Reading Recovery teachers, working with 170 students, each taught in a 1:1 and a small-group instructional…
Descriptors: Oral Reading, Reading Failure, Reading Tests, Reading Achievement
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McCombs, Barbara L.; Daniels, Denise H.; Perry, Kathryn E. – Elementary School Journal, 2008
This research focused on finding ways to assess instructional practices in grades kindergarten through 3 that are consistent with the American Psychological Association's Learner-Centered Psychological Principles. In several stages of research, conducted with over 2,100 children and their 124 teachers in several states, specific instructional…
Descriptors: Student Motivation, Teaching Methods, Teacher Attitudes, Primary Education
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Wilson, H. Kent; Pianta, Robert C.; Stuhlman, Megan – Elementary School Journal, 2007
In this study we examined the relation between children's social competence and their first-grade classroom environment. Drawing from data from the NICHD Study of Early Child Care and Youth Development, we used cluster analysis to identify 4 types of typical classrooms based on observed classroom emotional and instructional supports. The 4 types…
Descriptors: Emotional Development, Teaching Methods, Feedback (Response), Multivariate Analysis
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Gleason, Katie A.; Kwok, Oi-man; Hughes, Jan N. – Elementary School Journal, 2007
Using latent variable structural equation modeling, we tested a theoretical model positing that grade retention has a positive effect on children's teacher- and peer-rated academic competencies and on sociometric measures of peer acceptance. We also expected that the positive effect of grade retention on peer acceptance would be mediated by…
Descriptors: Grade 1, Grade 2, Peer Acceptance, Grade Repetition
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Baker, Scott K.; Gersten, Russell; Haager, Diane; Dingle, Mary – Elementary School Journal, 2006
Validation of a classroom observation measure for use with English Learners (ELs) in grade 1 was the focus of this study. Fourteen teachers were observed during reading and language arts instruction with an instrument used to generate ratings of instructional quality on a number of dimensions. In these classrooms we assessed the reading…
Descriptors: Second Language Learning, Grade 1, Early Reading, Teaching Methods