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Amendum, Steven J.; Fitzgerald, Jill – Journal of Literacy Research, 2013
We addressed whether the degree of structure of reading content delivery to the children or degree of professional development support for the teachers was related to kindergarten through second-grade students' 2-year reading growth in high-poverty, low-performing schools. There were four categories of data sources: (a) classroom,…
Descriptors: Faculty Development, Kindergarten, Elementary School Students, Grade 2
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Stevens, Robert J.; Van Meter, Peggy; Warcholak, Nicholas D. – Journal of Literacy Research, 2010
The importance of emergent literacy skills as a foundation for proficient reading has led to the development of interventions to teach these skills. These interventions are particularly important for children from disadvantaged homes because they often lack the home literacy experiences necessary for building foundational literacy skills prior to…
Descriptors: Childrens Literature, Listening Comprehension, Primary Education, Emergent Literacy
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Nichols, William D.; Zellner, Luana J.; Rupley, William H.; Willson, Victor L.; Kim, Yeonhee; Mergen, Sandra; Young, Carl A. – Journal of Literacy Research, 2006
This study examined kindergarten, first-grade, and second-grade teachers' intended and reported classroom use, as well as perceptions and knowledge of reading strategies and methods, before and after their participation in a 120-hour professional development workshop. A cluster analysis was conducted on the teachers' (N = 33) responses to a…
Descriptors: Reading Instruction, Kindergarten, Grade 1, Grade 2