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Kreider, Carri S. – Childhood Education, 2018
Literacy is the foundation of education, and so modern education devotes significant school time to promoting and developing literacy. Yet we also need to ensure that young bodies and minds are ready to absorb their literacy lessons. Integrating physical exercise with reading activities in unique ways can be a great benefit to young learners.
Descriptors: Reading Instruction, Reading Aloud to Others, Literacy, Elementary School Teachers
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Kanonire, Tatjana; Lubenko, Jelena; Kuzmina, Yulia – Journal of Research in Childhood Education, 2022
Reading motivation is an important factor that can predict reading performance in elementary school. The present study aimed to investigate whether reading motivation could mediate the relationship between reading skills at the beginning of school and reading performance in the middle of elementary school. Longitudinal data from 979 students (52%…
Descriptors: Reading Motivation, Student Motivation, Reading Achievement, Elementary School Students
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Nikolopoulou, Kleopatra; Akriotou, Despoina; Gialamas, Vasilis – Early Childhood Education Journal, 2019
ICT is an effective tool which can support young children's reading skills in English as a foreign language (EFL), while teachers' perceptions influence their classroom practices; however, there is limited empirical evidence on students' perceptions on the use of ICT to enhance early reading skills in EFL. This study investigated early childhood…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Emergent Literacy, English Instruction, English (Second Language)
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Ramírez, Rica; López, Lisa M.; Ferron, John – Early Childhood Education Journal, 2019
The increasing diversity in classrooms throughout the U.S. calls for teachers who are culturally competent and have quality professional development in working with dual language learners (DLLs) in order to ensure children from diverse groups are receiving equitable and high-quality education. This study focuses on teacher characteristics that…
Descriptors: Student Diversity, Bilingual Students, Hispanic American Students, Early Intervention
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Altun, Dilek – Early Childhood Education Journal, 2019
Early literacy skills are part of a larger set of skills, knowledge, and affective responses gained throughout childhood; however, emergent reading motivation has been neglected in research and practice. Theoretical models for reading motivation are available in the literature, but they were developed based on school-aged children and print-based…
Descriptors: Grounded Theory, Emergent Literacy, Reading Motivation, Preschool Children
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Polat, Özgül; Yavuz, Ezgi Aksin – Childhood Education, 2016
Early childhood experiences have a great effect on the course of a child's life. Preschool education can offer benefits for children, particularly those who do not have advantages at home, including benefits related to academic skills, social-emotional development, and communication. Thus, preschool experiences are a potential key to improving…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Preschool Children, Preschool Education, School Readiness
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Brown, Christopher P.; Barry, David P.; Ku, Da Hei – Journal of Research in Childhood Education, 2021
The focus on improving children's readiness for kindergarten has intensified globally. While most studies examine this issue prior to children entering kindergarten, little is known about how education stakeholders make sense of readiness once children enter kindergarten. This article addresses this gap by examining how a range of stakeholders…
Descriptors: School Readiness, Kindergarten, Elementary School Students, Stakeholders
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Wood, Katherine R.; Wood, Eileen; Gottardo, Alexandra; Archer, Karin; Savage, Robert; Piquette, Noëlla – Journal of Research in Childhood Education, 2021
This study provided workshops for parents on either early literacy or socio-emotional learning to examine the impact on their children's reading and social skills development (n = 576 parents; n = 584 children). Parents of kindergartners were offered interactive workshops designed to help them identify everyday opportunities to support reading…
Descriptors: Kindergarten, Workshops, Parent Education, Emergent Literacy
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Parks, Amy Noelle; Tortorelli, Laura – Journal of Research in Childhood Education, 2021
Interest in providing one-to-one technology to students is increasing, particularly in low-income schools. This study examined the impact of one such approach on kindergartners' math and literacy development during an academic year in a small urban public school district. A district-wide outreach program provided tablets to every kindergarten…
Descriptors: Access to Computers, Kindergarten, Preschool Children, Urban Schools
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Linder, Deborah E.; Mueller, Megan K.; Gibbs, Debra M.; Alper, Jean A.; Freeman, Lisa M. – Early Childhood Education Journal, 2018
Reading skills are an important component of academic success for school-age youth, and are associated with increased academic performance and positive attitudes about school. The presence of an animal appears to reduce stress during reading. Therefore, the goal of this study was to assess the feasibility and effects of a 6-week after-school…
Descriptors: Animals, Intervention, Reading Skills, Student Attitudes
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Virinkoski, Riitta; Lerkkanen, Marja-Kristiina; Holopainen, Leena; Eklund, Kenneth; Aro, Mikko – Early Childhood Education Journal, 2018
The aim of the study was to investigate what kinds of assessment practices classroom teachers and special educational needs (SEN) teachers use in assessing first grade students' pre-reading skills (letter knowledge and phonological skills). Further, we investigated to what extent teachers were able to identify difficulties in pre-reading skills of…
Descriptors: Reading Difficulties, At Risk Students, Disability Identification, Reading Skills
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Spaull, Nicholas; Pretorius, Elizabeth; Mohohlwane, Nompumelelo – South African Journal of Childhood Education, 2020
Background: Reading development in agglutinating African languages is a relatively underresearched area. While numerous studies highlight the low comprehension levels among learners reading in African languages in South Africa, little has been done to probe beneath this 'comprehension iceberg' in terms of decoding skills. Aim: As a tentative step…
Descriptors: Benchmarking, African Languages, Reading Fluency, Foreign Countries
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Piccolo, Luciane R.; Giacomoni, Claudia Hofheinz; Julio-Costa, Annelise; Oliveira, Susani; Zbornik, John; Haase, Vitor G.; Salles, Jerusa F. – Early Childhood Education Journal, 2017
Elevated levels of anxiety have been associated with students' poor academic performance. Research on domain-specific anxiety patterns in reading has demonstrated that reading anxiety is associated with, yet distinctive from, general anxiety. Reading anxiety is an unpleasant emotional reaction experienced by students when reading; it is a specific…
Descriptors: Native Language, Anxiety, Reading Achievement, Correlation
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Neumann, Michelle M.; Finger, Glenn; Neumann, David L. – Early Childhood Education Journal, 2017
As we progress in the 21st century, children learn to become proficient readers and writers of both digital and non-digital texts. Knowledge, skills, and understandings of literacy emerge through sociocultural interactions with non-digital tools (e.g., paper-printed books) and digital tools (e.g., touch screen tablets). However, debate is ongoing…
Descriptors: Emergent Literacy, Electronic Learning, Educational Practices, Educational Research
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Wood, Eileen; Grant, Amy K.; Gottardo, Alexandra; Savage, Robert; Evans, Mary Ann – Early Childhood Education Journal, 2017
The primary goal of this research was to extend our understanding of the strengths and weaknesses inherent in online and offline early literacy software programs designed for young learners. A taxonomy of reading skills was used to contrast online software with offline closed system (compact disc) based programs with respect to number of skills…
Descriptors: Young Children, Courseware, Emergent Literacy, Comparative Analysis
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