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Bengochea, Alain; Sembiante, Sabrina F.; Gort, Mileidis – Journal of Early Childhood Literacy, 2018
In this case study, situated in a preschool classroom within an early childhood Spanish/English dual language programme, we examine how an emergent bilingual child engages with multimodal resources to participate in sociodramatic play discourses. Guided by sociocultural and critical discourse perspectives on multimodality, we analysed ways in…
Descriptors: Bilingualism, Play, Second Language Learning, Code Switching (Language)
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Wagner, Christopher J. – Journal of Early Childhood Literacy, 2018
This study explores the interplay between early reading, identity and bilingualism. Reading identities, or understandings about what reading is and whom one is as a reader, have been linked to reading achievement and the development of reading skills. Only a small portion of the overall research on reading identities has included dual language…
Descriptors: Bilingualism, Preschool Children, Observation, Correlation
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Durán, Leah – Journal of Early Childhood Literacy, 2018
This research describes the biliteracy learning of young bilingual children in an English as a Second Language classroom. In particular, it explores factors influencing their biliteracy in a context that provided systematic and formalized instruction only in English. Using a holistic perspective on bilingualism and sociocultural theories of…
Descriptors: Bilingualism, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction
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Alvarez, Adriana – Journal of Early Childhood Literacy, 2018
This qualitative study examines Mexican-American emerging bilingual children's depictions of their lives in the form of written narratives and drawings as a window into their own understandings and interpretations of social contexts and life experiences. Narratives that include drawings were collected once a month in a first grade classroom during…
Descriptors: Cultural Background, Bilingualism, Qualitative Research, Mexican Americans
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Axelrod, Ysaaca; Cole, Mikel W. – Journal of Early Childhood Literacy, 2018
In this paper, we utilize the theory of "translanguaging" to make sense of the biliterate activities of young emergent bilinguals in a before-school program for Latinx students at an elementary school. Our findings show that even early writers are able to draw from their full linguistic repertoire, utilizing orthographic and syntactic…
Descriptors: Code Switching (Language), Translation, Bilingualism, Hispanic American Students
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Harrison, Eugene; McTavish, Marianne – Journal of Early Childhood Literacy, 2018
Children today are growing up in a digital world that is changing and advancing at an unprecedented rate. While some adults may struggle to keep up with new technological gadgets, we find our very young may be quite at ease with the use of digital technologies, even before learning to speak. This study builds on a foundation of family literacy…
Descriptors: Infants, Toddlers, Language Acquisition, Native Language
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Dynia, Jaclyn M.; Schachter, Rachel E.; Piasta, Shayne B.; Justice, Laura M.; O'Connell, Ann A.; Yeager Pelatti, Christina – Journal of Early Childhood Literacy, 2018
This study investigated the dimensionality of the physical literacy environment of early childhood education classrooms. Data on the classroom physical literacy environment were collected from 245 classrooms using the Classroom Literacy Observation Profile. A combination of confirmatory and exploratory factor analysis was used to identify five…
Descriptors: Early Childhood Education, Classroom Environment, Literacy Education, Factor Analysis
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Snow, Marianne; Eslami, Zohreh R.; Park, Jeong Hyun – Journal of Early Childhood Literacy, 2018
Despite the rising number of linguistically diverse students in countries where English is the primary medium of instruction in schools, there is a relative lack of research on how these students learn to write in English and respond to common classroom literacy practices. One practice found in early childhood classrooms is literacy-enriched play,…
Descriptors: English Language Learners, Toys, Play, Writing (Composition)
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Walsh, Rosalind L.; Hodge, Kerry A. – Journal of Early Childhood Literacy, 2018
A review of 20 experimental, shared book reading (SBR) interventions using questioning strategies with preschool children was conducted. The studies were analyzed in terms of their quality, focus, and the questioning strategies employed. Although there were few methodological concerns about the studies conducted, treatment fidelity and…
Descriptors: Intervention, Experimental Groups, Thinking Skills, Skill Development
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Hu, Ran; Liu, Xiaoming; Zheng, Xun – Journal of Early Childhood Literacy, 2018
This qualitative study examined three bilingual children's (aged 2, 3 and 4) meaning making and storytelling in relation to five wordless picture books over a period of 10 weeks. Guided by the Gradual Release of Responsibility Model the children were asked to read each book through four stages in both English and Chinese: I Read You Listen, I Read…
Descriptors: Picture Books, Bilingualism, Age Differences, Language Usage
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Swain, Jon; Cara, Olga; Mallows, David – Journal of Early Childhood Literacy, 2017
This paper reports findings from a mixed methods research project in 2011, which set out to examine the extent and nature of father and child shared home reading practices. There was a particular focus on exploring fathers' perceptions of their role in reading with their child, aged five years old. The research was commissioned by Booktrust and…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Fathers, Reading Aloud to Others, Preschool Children
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Sofkova Hashemi, Sylvana; Cederlund, Katarina – Journal of Early Childhood Literacy, 2017
Education is in the process of transforming traditional print-based instruction into digital formats. This multi-case study sheds light on the challenge of coping with the old and new in literacy teaching in the context of technology-mediated instruction in the early years of schooling (7-8 years old children). By investigating the relation…
Descriptors: Educational Change, Literacy, Education, Educational Technology
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Clasen, Line Engel; Jensen de López, Kristine – Journal of Early Childhood Literacy, 2017
Several early literacy programmes have documented their effectiveness in enhancing children's early literacy and language development. Despite recent interest in implementing evidence-based programmes, only a few studies have set out to capture the implementation process of early literacy programmes as seen from the programme users' perspectives.…
Descriptors: Emergent Literacy, Foreign Countries, Literacy Education, Child Care Centers
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Worthington, Maulfry; van Oers, Bert – Journal of Early Childhood Literacy, 2017
This study builds on recent research into young children's pretend play. Social literacy practices and events in which children engaged were investigated to reveal features of their meaning making. Drawing on Vygotsky's view of the social nature of symbol use and writing, it stresses the significance of cultural and social features of meanings and…
Descriptors: Play, Imagination, Social Influences, Cultural Influences
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Neumann, Michelle M.; Neumann, David L. – Journal of Early Childhood Literacy, 2017
Young children living in technology-based communities are using touch-screen tablets (e.g. iPads) to engage with the digital world at an early age. The intuitive touch-screen interface, easily downloadable apps (applications) and mobility of tablets drive their increasing popularity with pre-schoolers. This review examines research to date on…
Descriptors: Educational Technology, Technology Uses in Education, Preschool Children, Emergent Literacy
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