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D'warte, Jacqueline – Journal of Early Childhood Literacy, 2020
Although unevenly distributed, many Australian classrooms are increasingly diverse and include young people from a wide variety of cultural and linguistic backgrounds, young people who speak many different languages and dialects of English. These diverse classrooms offer rich and exciting teaching and learning opportunities and require innovative…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Immigrants, Bilingual Students, Preschool Children
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Tatel-Suatengco, Rosarito; Florida, Jennifer S. – Journal of Early Childhood Literacy, 2020
The growth of literacy in the Philippines is attributed to the formalization of the education system. Learning experiences from formal schooling and the home environmental influence, complement and reinforce the role of the teacher and the parent in promoting literacy. Home literacy practices which are centred on parent-child interaction can…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Family Literacy, Low Income Groups, Urban Areas
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Hilaski, Danielle – Journal of Early Childhood Literacy, 2020
The American demographic is drastically changing from a largely white, European-American population to one that is extremely diverse. This shift in demographics has impacted on state schools. Students often experience a cultural shock due to a mismatched monocultural, monlinguistic curriculum in schools. This qualitative study explored the way…
Descriptors: Culturally Relevant Education, Student Diversity, Reading Instruction, Reading Programs
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Flint, Tori K. – Journal of Early Childhood Literacy, 2020
This eight-month study, conducted in a first-grade classroom in the southwestern United States, analyzed young children's playful responses to literature. It focuses on framing a theory that underpins play as a form of reader response, which I term 'responsive play'. It further aims to answer the overarching research question and the sub-question:…
Descriptors: Classroom Environment, Play, Reader Response, Grade 1
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Dwyer, Julie; Harbaugh, Allen G. – Journal of Early Childhood Literacy, 2020
This study investigates how eight public, centre-based preschool teachers working with low-income children are using different activity settings and content foci to support one aspect of academic language: vocabulary development. Findings indicate that, on average, when teachers engaged children in teacher-led, whole group activities, read-alouds,…
Descriptors: Preschool Teachers, Child Care Centers, Preschool Children, Low Income Groups
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Teale, William H.; Whittingham, Colleen E.; Hoffman, Emily Brown – Journal of Early Childhood Literacy, 2020
This review examines patterns found in early (preschool-grade 3) literacy research appearing in English-language publications during the period from 2006 through 2015. It focuses on studies related to early literacy learning and teaching in home and school/school-like environments. The review sought to answer two questions: (1) What has early…
Descriptors: Early Reading, Emergent Literacy, Educational Research, Phonics
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Noguerón-Liu, Silvia; Shimek, Courtney Hokulaniokekai; Bahlmann Bollinger, Chelsey – Journal of Early Childhood Literacy, 2020
The purpose of this study was to explore the ways emergent bilingual first-graders draw on multiple linguistic resources during reading assessments and the participation of their Spanish-dominant parents in those assessments, as children engaged in English and Spanish retelling tasks. Informed by a translanguaging lens, sociopsycholinguistic and…
Descriptors: Reading Tests, Grade 1, Elementary School Students, Bilingualism
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Korat, Ofra; Falk, Yael – Journal of Early Childhood Literacy, 2019
We examined whether eBooks for children (aged 3 to 8) available on the market can serve as a good support for language and literacy. This follows studies published 10 years ago, which showed that children's e-books are usually overloaded with multimedia effects that distract children from the storyline, and from language and literacy learning.…
Descriptors: Electronic Publishing, Childrens Literature, Literacy Education, Language Skills
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Moffatt, Lyndsay; Heydon, Rachel; Iannacci, Luigi – Journal of Early Childhood Literacy, 2019
Reading aloud to children is a ubiquitous practice in early childhood settings. While there are many recommendations for how educators should conduct these experiences, little research in the past decade has examined how read-alouds are actually accomplished. Using anthropological and sociological theories of learning, literacy and research, our…
Descriptors: Kindergarten, Young Children, Reading Aloud to Others, Reading Instruction
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Hong, Huili – Journal of Early Childhood Literacy, 2019
This article provides a unique lens for understanding young children's poetry writing. It focuses on defamiliarization as a cultural tool and practice to engage students' imagination, playfulness, creativity and aesthetic experience into their poetry writing and to experience the world differently and aesthetically. The research aims of this…
Descriptors: Poetry, Writing (Composition), Imagination, Play
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Zadunaisky Ehrlich, Sara – Journal of Early Childhood Literacy, 2019
Paradigmatic literacy features refer to ways of thinking and using language associated with academic-scientific discourse or written language. They are intimately bound up with education and appear in their emergent forms, mainly in conversations with adult partners. The present qualitative study investigates whether, and in which ways,…
Descriptors: Persuasive Discourse, Peer Relationship, Discourse Analysis, Language Usage
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Duggins, Shaunté; Acosta, Melanie M. – Journal of Early Childhood Literacy, 2019
Within the last decade, two large reading reform efforts have directed state and local state school reading instruction, the Reading First Initiative (2002) and the Common Core State Standards for English Language Arts (2010). These initiatives have heavily shaped literacy teaching and learning with a focus on disparity reduction in literacy…
Descriptors: Reading Aloud to Others, Common Core State Standards, Teacher Attitudes, Elementary School Teachers
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Rusu, Corina; Wallace, Richard 'Dickie'; Coman, Madalina; Costea, Veronica; Sidor, Alexandra; Pop, Claudia; Navsaria, Dipesh – Journal of Early Childhood Literacy, 2019
Pre-reading and early childhood literacy skills are important for brain development and fundamental to a child's long-term cognitive and social well-being. As such, the fostering of these skills is an important preventive health measure. Family physicians can play key roles in encouraging parents to routinely read with their children. However, in…
Descriptors: Prereading Experience, Physicians, Literacy Education, Preschool Children
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Erickson, Joy D.; Fornauf, Beth – Journal of Early Childhood Literacy, 2019
Autonomous motivation has long been linked to reading achievement in older students and recently has received attention for the role it plays in the achievement of younger children. Given America's nearly nationwide adoption of the Common Core State Standards (which emphasize skill acquisition), concern over whether and how reading motivation is…
Descriptors: Elementary School Students, Children, Reading Motivation, Camps
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Sari, Burcu; Takacs, Zsofia K.; Bus, Adriana G. – Journal of Early Childhood Literacy, 2019
The present article provides an overview of the best-selling apps for the age range of 0-8 years under various categories, including 'Kids', 'Books', 'Educational games', 'Family games' and 'Word games' in the two major application stores (Google Play and iTunes App Store) in four economically diverse European countries: Hungary, Turkey, Greece…
Descriptors: Computer Software, Cross Cultural Studies, Books, Educational Games
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