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Coba-Rodriguez, Sarai; Jarrett, Robin L. – Journal of Early Childhood Literacy, 2022
Research in the United States (U.S.) documents that young Latino children whose families are characterized by demographic risk factors disproportionately lack the early literacy skills needed to successfully transition to kindergarten. Quantitative studies using comparative samples have found lower quality home learning environments and lower…
Descriptors: Hispanic Americans, Mothers, Preschool Children, Low Income Groups
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Garces-Bacsal, Rhoda Myra – Journal of Early Childhood Literacy, 2022
Research has indicated how diverse books contribute to a more culturally responsive pedagogy, allowing children to identify themselves in the stories they read and gain an appreciation for others whose lives are different from theirs. Moreover, a sensitive discussion of and critical responses to diverse picturebooks is found to positively…
Descriptors: Childrens Literature, Books, Multicultural Education, Culturally Relevant Education
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Capotosto, Lauren – Journal of Early Childhood Literacy, 2022
This study investigated the extent to which third graders (n = 84) from predominantly low-socioeconomic status families had access to books matched to their reading levels in their homes. On average, students showed home visitors books that fell within the Common Core State Standards' recommended text difficulty range for Grade 3 (mean Lexile =…
Descriptors: Elementary School Students, Low Income Students, Grade 3, Childrens Literature
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Rowe, Lindsey W. – Journal of Early Childhood Literacy, 2022
Under dominant, autonomous views of literacy, students' humorous language use during literacy events is often dismissed as 'off task' behaviour. Taking a languaging perspective, this paper considers how third-grade, emergent bilingual students' humorous language use functioned in both 'official' and 'peer' worlds during eBook composing events…
Descriptors: Bilingual Students, Humor, Grade 3, Electronic Publishing
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Aronsson, Lena – Journal of Early Childhood Literacy, 2022
Children's language development is a core task in Swedish preschool and central to how educators organize teaching and everyday activities. The curriculum's definition of language is described as extended, with language as both a prerequisite for learning and a learning effect, i.e. both internal processes and communication. This means that…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Preschools, Preschool Education, Preschool Curriculum
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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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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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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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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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