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Huennekens, Mary Ellen; Xu, Yaoying – Early Childhood Education Journal, 2010
The purpose of this study was to examine the effects of a shared reading experience between parent and child in the child's home language on the emergent literacy and language acquisition in English of preschool-age English Language Learners. Parents of Spanish-speaking four-year-old Head Start students read storybooks in Spanish with their…
Descriptors: Childrens Literature, Books, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning
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Xu, Yaoying; Drame, Elizabeth – Early Childhood Education Journal, 2008
The number of young children whose home language is not English continues to increase every year in the United States. Challenges for English language learners (ELL) involve low academic achievement related to low expectations and inappropriate instruction, and inappropriate assessment instruments or procedures resulting in overrepresentation of…
Descriptors: English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Young Children, Intervention