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Akemoglu, Yusuf; Meadan, Hedda; Towson, Jacqueline – Early Childhood Education Journal, 2020
Shared interactive book reading (SIBR) is a broad term used to describe the act of adults reading aloud to children, while encouraging interaction by asking questions and engaging in a discussion about the book. SIBR can be used to embed naturalistic communication teaching strategies, creating learning opportunities to promote a child's language…
Descriptors: Communication Strategies, Teaching Methods, Reading Aloud to Others, Preschool Children
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Coogle, Christan Grygas; Ahmed, Siddiq; Aljaffal, Mohammed Abdulaziz; Alsheef, Manal Yousef; Hamdi, Hamad Ali – Early Childhood Education Journal, 2018
The purpose of this manuscript is to identify social narrative strategies that can be used to enhance the social skills of young children identified with autism spectrum disorder. We provide a description as well as scenarios describing how educators might consider using social narrative strategies. We conclude with resources to attain additional…
Descriptors: Children, Pervasive Developmental Disorders, Autism, Interpersonal Competence
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Zhang, Chenyi; Quinn, Margaret F. – Early Childhood Education Journal, 2018
Observational studies suggest that early writing instruction rarely occurs in early childhood classrooms, despite the importance of supporting young children's writing development. Morning Meeting Time (MMT) routine is a typically occurring large group activity in early childhood classrooms that is interactive and familiar to teachers and…
Descriptors: Writing Instruction, Early Childhood Education, Preschool Children, Large Group Instruction
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Cheatham, Gregory A.; Nyegenye, Sylvia – Early Childhood Education Journal, 2017
While partnerships including meaningful, two-way, parent-teacher dialogue about young children during early childhood program and school meetings are critical, linguistic differences between bilingual parents who are immigrants and early educators can impede communication and lead to inequitable services. In this article, we focus on one aspect of…
Descriptors: Bilingualism, Immigrants, Language Usage, Parent Teacher Cooperation
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Seifert, Susanne; Kulmhofer, Andrea; Paleczek, Lisa; Schwab, Susanne; Gasteiger-Klicpera, Barbara – Early Childhood Education Journal, 2017
The increasing number of second language learners in classrooms all around the world has required teachers to adapt their teaching methods and materials to the various learners' needs. Second language learners in particular need specific learning strategies, which not only aim at helping them understand the linguistic structure of the language of…
Descriptors: Vocabulary Development, Second Language Learning, Instructional Materials, Teaching Methods
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Kerry-Moran, Kelli Jo – Early Childhood Education Journal, 2016
Read-alouds play an important role in young children's literacy development. Teacher education programs include read-alouds as part of balanced literacy instruction and many preservice teachers are required to read aloud to others in their teacher education programs. There are many excellent resources teacher educators may use to help preservice…
Descriptors: Preservice Teachers, Preservice Teacher Education, Reading Aloud to Others, Reading Skills
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Hart Barnett, Juliet E.; O'shaughnessy, Kaitlin – Early Childhood Education Journal, 2015
Autism spectrum disorders (ASD) are on the rise. With this increase in prevalence and in related inclusive placements comes the need for research-based, collaborative, and high-quality early intervention strategies to promote the learning of children with ASD. Occupational therapists (OTs) are uniquely positioned to address many of the…
Descriptors: Pervasive Developmental Disorders, Autism, Cooperation, Occupational Therapy
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Dennis, Lindsay R.; Stockall, Nancy – Early Childhood Education Journal, 2015
Social competence and social communication development can be concurrently supported through intentional thought and planning on the part of the early childhood special educator. In this article, we present suggestions for how teachers can effectively plan for and implement interventions to support these two areas, all within the context of play.…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Play, Interpersonal Competence, Interpersonal Communication
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Boyer, Wanda – Early Childhood Education Journal, 2013
Discourse on culture is vital to early childhood educators' understanding of the young child in various socio-cultural experiences in family and community settings. In this article, the author will present a contemporary definition of culture. This article will then discuss the developmental constructs of self-regulation and emotion regulation and…
Descriptors: Ethnography, Child Development, Preschool Children, Teacher Educators
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Swick, Kevin J.; Knopf, Herman; Williams, Reginald; Fields, M. Evelyn – Early Childhood Education Journal, 2013
Children experience chronic stress in ways that can impair their brain functioning and overall development. This article articulates the unique needs of children experiencing chronic stress and discusses strategies that families and schools can use to support and strengthen children's development across the social, emotional, and cognitive domains.
Descriptors: Brain, Children, Stress Variables, Stress Management
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Gloeckler, Lissy; Cassell, Jennifer – Early Childhood Education Journal, 2012
This article explores how teachers can foster an environment that facilitates social problem solving when toddlers experience conflict, emotional dysregulation, and aggression. This article examines differences in child development and self-regulation outcomes when teachers engage in problem solving "for" toddlers and problem solving "with"…
Descriptors: Toddlers, Problem Solving, Conflict, Emotional Problems
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Williams, Cheri; Pilonieta, Paola – Early Childhood Education Journal, 2012
In this article, written primarily for early childhood educators of young children who are learning English as another language, the authors discuss the use and educational benefits of Interactive Writing, an approach to beginning writing instruction appropriate for kindergarten and first grade children.
Descriptors: Writing Instruction, Beginning Writing, Kindergarten, Grade 1
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Boutte, Gloria Swindler; Lopez-Robertson, Julia; Powers-Costello, Elizabeth – Early Childhood Education Journal, 2011
Countering the position that colorblindness is desirable for teachers and children, this article encourages early childhood education teachers to engage in conversations about race and racism with young children. We discuss why the early childhood years are important for interrupting racism and make suggestions for helping children develop tools…
Descriptors: Early Childhood Education, Race, Racial Bias, Young Children
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Calo, Kristine M. – Early Childhood Education Journal, 2011
This article highlights the literacy practices of two second grade teachers--one in an affluent suburb of a major metropolitan area and the other in a large urban school district. The article describes how these teachers use informational texts to engage their students, to provide children with opportunities to learn about the world around them,…
Descriptors: Urban Schools, Metropolitan Areas, Literacy, Grade 2
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Lee, Boh Young – Early Childhood Education Journal, 2011
The purpose of this current study is to build on the previous body of emergent literacy research by investigating the necessity of assessing book knowledge (e.g., print knowledge, interpretive knowledge, and letter identification) in toddlerhood to set up successful literacy development by providing independent storybook reading opportunities.…
Descriptors: Independent Reading, Toddlers, Emergent Literacy, Reading Instruction
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