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Gonzalez, Jorge; Pollard-Durodola, Sharolyn; Saenz, Laura; Soares, Denise; Davis, Heather; Resendez, Nora; Zhu, Leina – Early Education and Development, 2016
Research Findings: The purpose of this study was to examine within-group individual differences in the code-related and oral language abilities of an economically stressed Spanish-speaking English language learner (ELL) preschool sample and to evaluate the predictive relationship of these differences to later listening comprehension. Latent class…
Descriptors: Individual Differences, Spanish Speaking, English Language Learners, Preschool Children
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Gort, Mileidis; Pontier, Ryan W. – Language and Education, 2013
In this paper, we present an analysis of the language practices of four Spanish/English dual language (DL) preschool teachers, focusing on the ways in which the teachers mediate bilingual interactions with students and distribute Spanish and English across different classroom discourse functions. Findings reveal teachers' flexible and strategic…
Descriptors: Bilingual Education, Second Language Learning, Preschool Children, Preschool Teachers
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Davison, Megan Dunn; Hammer, Carol; Lawrence, Frank R. – Journal of Communication Disorders, 2011
It is well established that monolingual preschoolers' oral language development (vocabulary and oral comprehension) contributes to their later reading abilities; however, less is known about this relationship in bilingual populations where children are developing knowledge of two languages. It may be that children's abilities in one language do…
Descriptors: Bilingualism, Oral Language, Language Acquisition, Reading Ability
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Whorrall, Jennifer; Cabell, Sonia Q. – Early Childhood Education Journal, 2016
Supporting children's oral language development during the preschool years is critical for later reading success. Research shows that preschool teachers may be missing opportunities to engage children in the kinds of conversations that foster the development of rich oral language skills. Teachers hoping to support these skills can provide children…
Descriptors: Oral Language, Preschool Education, Preschool Children, Language Acquisition
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Coelho, Daniela; Andrade, Ana Isabel; Portugal, Gabriela – Language Awareness, 2018
This article reports a study which examined the effects of an "Awakening to Languages" (AtL) programme on preschool children's language abilities. This programme aimed at exposing children to language and cultural diversity as well as promoting positive attitudes towards different languages and cultures amongst children. However,…
Descriptors: Preschool Children, Metalinguistics, Communication Skills, Syntax
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Conner, Julie; Kelly-Vance, Lisa; Ryalls, Brigette; Friehe, Mary – Journal of Research in Childhood Education, 2014
The purpose of this study was to develop an intervention for 2-year-old children to enhance play and language skills. The intervention was implemented over a 4-week period and included components of reading, modeling, and positive reinforcement of language and play. Specifically, children were read a story and played with a matching toy set.…
Descriptors: Intervention, Young Children, Play, Language Acquisition
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Klem, Marianne; Hagtvet, Bente; Hulme, Charles; Gustafsson, Jan-Eric – Journal of Speech, Language, and Hearing Research, 2016
Purpose: This study investigated the stability and growth of preschool language skills and explores latent class analysis as an approach for identifying children at risk of language impairment. Method: The authors present data from a large-scale 2-year longitudinal study, in which 600 children were assessed with a language-screening tool…
Descriptors: Preschool Children, Language Skills, Language Impairments, Longitudinal Studies
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Michael Luna, Sara – Reading Teacher, 2017
Developing and scaffolding academic language is an important job of preschool teachers. This Teaching Tip provides five strategies that extend the topic of academic language by integrating previous research and field-based data into classroom practice.
Descriptors: Academic Discourse, Scaffolding (Teaching Technique), Classroom Techniques, Preschool Teachers
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Ertanir, Beyhan; Kaiser-Kratzmann, Jens; Sachse, Steffi – British Journal of Educational Psychology, 2021
Background: Recent research has shown that socio-emotional and language competencies are positively associated with each other. However, few studies have explored these associations for the second language competencies (L2) of young dual language learners (DLLs). Aims: This longitudinal study investigated possible bidirectional associations…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Social Development, Emotional Development, Language Skills
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Rojas, Natalia M. – Journal of Educational Psychology, 2021
Person-oriented approaches can be used to identify how teachers may draw upon a combination of strategies when interacting with individual children. For nearly 1 third of children under the age of 8 who come from a household where a language other than English is spoken, it is crucial to identify patterns of teachers' use of discourse strategies…
Descriptors: Spanish Speaking, English Language Learners, Language Usage, Interpersonal Communication
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Jenkins, Lyndsay N.; Mulvey, Nichole; Floress, Margaret T. – Education and Treatment of Children, 2017
Despite evidence that aggressive, victim, and prosocial behaviors exist among preschool children, preschool bullying has received much less attention than school- age bullying from researchers and practitioners. Preschool is an important environment for examining social behaviors because, for many children, it is the first formal context for…
Descriptors: Bullying, Interpersonal Competence, Language Skills, Predictor Variables
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Ionescu, Thea; Ilie, Adriana – Early Child Development and Care, 2018
In Romanian preschool settings, there is a tendency to use abstract strategies in language-learning activities. The present study explored if strategies based on an embodied cognition approach facilitate learning more than traditional strategies that progress from concrete to abstract. Twenty-five children between 4 and 5 years of age listened to…
Descriptors: Preschool Children, Language Acquisition, Foreign Countries, Story Reading
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Kenanoglu, Dilan; Duran, Munise – Asian Journal of Education and Training, 2021
The aim of this study is to analyze the effect of Traditional Game Education Program (TGEP) on language development of pre-school children. Dependent and independent variables were determined as the children's language development scores and "traditional game education program", respectively. The study group was determined with…
Descriptors: Games, Game Based Learning, Play, Rhyme
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Toumpaniari, Konstantina; Loyens, Sofie; Mavilidi, Myrto-Foteini; Paas, Fred – Educational Psychology Review, 2015
Research has demonstrated that physical activity involving gross motor activities can lead to better cognitive functioning and higher academic achievement scores. In addition, research within the theoretical framework of embodied cognition has shown that embodying knowledge through the use of more subtle motor activities, such as task-relevant…
Descriptors: Preschool Children, Second Language Learning, Vocabulary Development, Teaching Methods
Dinnesen, Megan Schneider; Olszewski, Arnold; Breit-Smith, Allison; Guo, Ying – Communication Disorders Quarterly, 2020
Expanding on the extant body of research on content validity, this study applied the tenets of content validity research to the development of an expository book reading intervention focused on science for preschool students with language impairment. This example case explains how, guided by content validity research in healthcare interventions,…
Descriptors: Preschool Children, Language Impairments, Intervention, Content Validity
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