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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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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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Phillips, Linda M.; Norris, Stephen P.; Hayward, Denyse V.; Lovell, Meridith A. – Early Childhood Education Journal, 2017
This study investigated whether mothers' measured reading proficiency and their educational level predict, over and above each other, their children's receptive vocabulary and reading proficiency when confounding factors of speaking a minority language, ethnicity, number of children in the family, and marital and employment status are controlled.…
Descriptors: Mothers, Reading Skills, Predictor Variables, Preschool Children
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Kirnan, Jean; Siminerio, Steven; Wong, Zachary – Early Childhood Education Journal, 2016
An existing school program in which therapy dogs are integrated into the reading curriculum was analyzed to determine the effect on student reading. Previous literature suggests an improvement in both reading skills and attitudes towards reading when students read in the presence of a therapy dog. Using a mixed method model, the researchers…
Descriptors: Reading Skills, Therapy, Reading Attitudes, Reading Programs
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Moses, Annie M.; Golos, Debbie B.; Bennett, Colleen M. – Early Childhood Education Journal, 2015
Early childhood educators need access to research-based practices and materials to help all children learn to read. Some theorists have suggested that individuals learn to read through "dual coding" (i.e., a verbal code and a nonverbal code) and may benefit from more than one route to literacy (e.g., dual coding theory). Although deaf…
Descriptors: American Sign Language, Early Childhood Education, Teaching Methods, Video Technology
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Al-Awidi, Hamed Mubarak; Ismail, Sadiq Abdulwahed – Early Childhood Education Journal, 2014
This study investigated ESL teachers' perceptions regarding the use of Computer Assisted Language Learning (CALL) in teaching reading to children. A random sample of 145 teachers participated in the study by completing a survey developed by the researchers. To explore the situation in depth, 16 teachers were later interviewed. Results indicated…
Descriptors: Teacher Attitudes, Computer Assisted Instruction, Reading Instruction, Teacher Surveys
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de Haan, Annika K. E.; Elbers, Ed; Leseman, Paul P. M. – Journal of Research in Childhood Education, 2014
The aim of this study was to assess whether children's development benefited from teacher-and child-managed academic activities in the preschool and kindergarten classroom. Extensive systematic observations during four half-days in preschool ("n"?=?8) and kindergarten ("n"?=?8) classrooms revealed that classrooms differed in…
Descriptors: Student Development, Preschool Children, Kindergarten, Observation
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Brown, P. Margaret; Byrnes, Linda J.; Raban, Bridie; Watson, Linda – Journal of Research in Childhood Education, 2012
This study investigated the home literacy environments (HLEs) of 4-year-old children attending an early childhood program prior to school entry and the association between the HLE and children's interests in and attitudes to literacy. One hundred and thirty-eight parents and 140 children participated in the study. Parents completed a questionnaire…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Family Environment, Childhood Interests, Reading Habits
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Britsch, Susan – Early Childhood Education Journal, 2010
Teachers can integrate discussion and writing about photographs into the early childhood curriculum to build speaking, reading, and writing skills in any language. Although little available research focuses on photography and early childhood education as related specifically to English Language Learners, several current teacher resources do focus…
Descriptors: Language Usage, Photography, Early Childhood Education, Visual Learning
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Hourcade, Jack J.; Parette, Howard P., Jr.; Boeckmann, Nichole; Blum, Craig – Early Childhood Education Journal, 2010
This paper outlines the use of a technology toolkit to support emergent literacy curriculum and instruction in early childhood education settings. Components of the toolkit include hardware and software that can facilitate key emergent literacy skills. Implementation of the comprehensive technology toolkit enhances the development of these…
Descriptors: Early Childhood Education, Educational Technology, Emergent Literacy, Teaching Methods
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Benedek-Wood, Elizabeth; McNaughton, David; Light, Janice – Topics in Early Childhood Special Education, 2016
This study used a multiple probe across participants' research design to evaluate the effects of instruction on the acquisition of letter-sound correspondences (LSCs) by three young children with autism spectrum disorder and limited speech. All three children (ages 3-5 years) reached criterion for identifying the LSCs targeted during instruction,…
Descriptors: Phoneme Grapheme Correspondence, Language Acquisition, Young Children, Autism
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Parette, Howard P.; Hourcade, Jack J.; Dinelli, Jenny M.; Boeckmann, Nichole M. – Early Childhood Education Journal, 2009
Best practices in emergent literacy instruction for young children acknowledge and facilitate the smooth progression between children's early engagement with print materials and subsequent fuller literacy mastery. In so doing, model programs target five key emergent literacy skills. The rapid rise in the breadth and depth of educational…
Descriptors: Early Childhood Education, Educational Technology, Emergent Literacy, Writing Skills
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Alghazo, Emad M.; Al-Hilawani, Yasser A. – Journal of Research in Childhood Education, 2010
A sample of 83 kindergarten teachers participated in this study to examine their knowledge, skills, and classroom practices concerning phonological awareness. Analyses of data revealed significant gaps between knowledge and practice, knowledge and skills, and skills and practice. The gap between knowledge and skills, on one hand, and classroom…
Descriptors: Early Childhood Education, Phonological Awareness, Kindergarten, Reading Instruction
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Dynia, Jaclyn M.; Lawton, Kathy; Logan, Jessica A. R.; Justice, Laura M. – Topics in Early Childhood Special Education, 2014
The purpose of the current study was to characterize and compare the emergent-literacy skills, print interest, and home-literacy environment of children with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) to their peers, as well as to examine the association between children's emergent-literacy skills and their home-literacy environment. Results indicated that…
Descriptors: Emergent Literacy, Reading Skills, Family Environment, Autism
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