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Nicholas, Maria; Paatsch, Louise – Journal of Early Childhood Literacy, 2021
This paper investigates mothers' views regarding the purpose of shared reading with their two-year-old children, confidence in using printed and electronic texts, and self-reported practice, framed around a focus on mothers' motivation to engage in shared reading with their children. Research into adult-child shared reading experiences has…
Descriptors: Mothers, Parent Attitudes, Parent Child Relationship, Reading Aloud to Others
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Kidd, Lauren; Rowland, Caroline – Journal of Early Childhood Literacy, 2021
The purpose of this project was to investigate the effectiveness of a language-focused professional development programme on the knowledge and behaviour of preschool practitioners (sometimes called early years practitioners) in the UK. In Study 1 we determined whether the training received by practitioners is effective in improving their knowledge…
Descriptors: Faculty Development, Program Effectiveness, Preschool Teachers, Teacher Behavior
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Albon, Deborah; Barley, Ruth – Journal of Early Childhood Literacy, 2021
This paper brings together sociocultural theorising about language and literacy learning, as well as work which explores ethical issues associated with young children's participation in research in order to interrogate unplanned discussions between researchers and young children about research writing. The data discussed were derived from two…
Descriptors: Ethnography, Research, Young Children, Dialogs (Language)
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Neyer, Sara L.; Szumlas, Gregory A.; Vaughn, Lisa M. – Journal of Early Childhood Literacy, 2021
As home-based literacy programmes proliferate, stakeholders are asking for evidence that programme goals are being met and for information on what types of programming provide the best cost-to-benefit ratio. Most programmes analyse impact on learning through objective measures such as test scores and academic performance, but neglect to…
Descriptors: Family Literacy, Family Programs, Program Effectiveness, Books
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Schachter, Rachel E.; Matthews, Ann; Piasta, Shayne B. – Journal of Early Childhood Literacy, 2021
In this study, we investigated how early childhood teachers' perspectives on their enacted literacy instruction aligned with the perspectives of observers of that same instruction. Two master teachers and two researchers, all with early childhood expertise, observed and reported their perspectives of 45 instances of literacy instruction. These…
Descriptors: Literacy Education, Early Childhood Education, Teacher Attitudes, Preschool Teachers
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Bergman Deitcher, Deborah; Aram, Dorit; Goldberg, Adva – Journal of Early Childhood Literacy, 2021
This study examined the nature of parents' shared reading with their preschoolers between and across two different alphabet trade books. The "busy" book contains more sentences and words per page, more complex illustrations per page, and the target letter takes up less of the page and appears in the same colour as the text. The…
Descriptors: Books, Preschool Children, Parent Child Relationship, Alphabets
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Kucirkova, Natalia – Journal of Early Childhood Literacy, 2021
This review integrates literature on cross-disciplinary quantitative and qualitative studies related to children's reading on screen published between January 2016 and September 2017, with a focus on the researchers' epistemological perspectives on knowledge and learning. Johri's (2011) framework of socio-material assemblages, which synthesises…
Descriptors: Electronic Publishing, Childrens Literature, Books, Research Methodology
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Flynn, Erin Elizabeth; Hoy, Selena L.; Lea, Jessica L.; García, Mónica A. – Journal of Early Childhood Literacy, 2021
Translanguaging through story documents the progression of an emerging bilingual preschooler who draws on his full linguistic repertoire to story his experiences with others. Over the course of the school year, Diego progresses in his ability to tell a complete story in both English and Spanish. Repeated engagement in storytelling provides the…
Descriptors: Code Switching (Language), Native Language, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning
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Quinn, Margaret; Bliss, Marie – Journal of Early Childhood Literacy, 2021
Young children's use of tablets and smartphones has proliferated in recent years. Furthermore, apps are being developed at breakneck pace, often designed to support children's learning in a variety of academic skills across various domains. While a growing body of literature focuses upon the use of multimedia apps to support emergent literacy,…
Descriptors: Computer Software, Handheld Devices, Telecommunications, Emergent Literacy
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Bonneton-Botte, Nathalie; Beucher-Marsal, Claude; Bara, Florence; Muller, Julie; Corf, Laurence Le; Quéméneur, Marielle; Dare, Maud – Journal of Early Childhood Literacy, 2021
The process of teaching and learning handwriting is complex and laborious. A digital learning environment in the form of a tablet app could enhance teachers' knowledge of writer characteristics and their management of classroom diversity. This study aims to identify the needs of cursive writing teachers from a survey of 164 kindergarten teachers…
Descriptors: Handwriting, Teaching Methods, Scaffolding (Teaching Technique), Classroom Techniques
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Jaeger, Elizabeth – Journal of Early Childhood Literacy, 2021
In the mid-1980s, researchers began to study writers working in collaboration. Much of this research attended to what might be termed side-by-side composing: authors working on their own individual pieces and discussing them with others as needed. Others have studied co-composing--that is, multiple authors crafting a single text--describing the…
Descriptors: Collaborative Writing, Writing (Composition), Writing Workshops, Elementary School Students
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Taylor, Laura – Journal of Early Childhood Literacy, 2021
Literacy development involves not only the cultivation of new practices but also of new identities. Drawing on theories of stance and positioning, this study examines the identity negotiations of one first-grade student with his teacher across a semester. Through close analysis of the stance bids and negotiations within a series of writing…
Descriptors: Elementary School Students, Grade 1, Elementary School Teachers, Conferences (Gatherings)
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Kuby, Candace R.; Rucker, Tara Gutshall – Journal of Early Childhood Literacy, 2020
In response to the guest editors' call to attend to literacy and language as bodily practices and to (re)think social inequality in young children's literacies, we read a couple of publications by Rosi Braidotti, Maggie MacLure, Nathan Snaza, Sarah Truman and Karin Murris (and others) in relation to a personal narrative gameboard coming to be in a…
Descriptors: Intervention, Social Differences, Literacy, Grade 2
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Dernikos, Bessie P. – Journal of Early Childhood Literacy, 2020
Within this article, I attend to the slippages among sound, silence, noise, voice and ir/rationality to map out the ways in which white supremacist forces subtly moved with/in a primary classroom (NYC), through a host of bodies and sounds, to reinforce processes of affective assimilation -- or demands for first graders to 'feel white'.…
Descriptors: Grade 1, Elementary School Students, Racial Bias, Whites
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Burnett, Cathy; Merchant, Guy; Neumann, Michelle M. – Journal of Early Childhood Literacy, 2020
This article uses a sociomaterial perspective to explore how deficit views of young children's language and literacy are sustained and can be challenged. Foregrounding the notion of multiplicity, it considers how diverse sociomaterial relations work to uphold particular kinds of practice and particular arrangements of bodies and things over…
Descriptors: Emergent Literacy, Young Children, Social Bias, Social Attitudes
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