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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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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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Hadley, Elizabeth Burke; Dickinson, David K. – Journal of Early Childhood Literacy, 2020
The importance of early vocabulary development to later reading comprehension has been well-established. However, there have been a number of criticisms that the assessments typically used to measure oral vocabulary knowledge do not adequately capture the complexity of this construct. This conceptual review works towards a more robust theoretical…
Descriptors: Vocabulary Development, Preschool Children, Kindergarten, Grade 1
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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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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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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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Britsch, Susan – Journal of Early Childhood Literacy, 2019
This paper presents initial findings from a project that explored the use of digital cameras by preschool children in classroom science investigations. Children's science experience was viewed through a multimodal, social semiotic lens. A qualitative approach to data analysis was used to track and codify the visual choices made by the child…
Descriptors: Photography, Preschool Children, Science Instruction, Inquiry
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Beneke, Margaret R.; Cheatham, Gregory A. – Journal of Early Childhood Literacy, 2019
Reading literature to engage young children in critical discussions about race -- and how it impacts their daily lives -- is a promising practice. This study examined how two teachers and eight young children talked about skin colour as they read books about racial diversity, and the extent to which participation structures and conversational…
Descriptors: Race, Preschool Education, Preschool Teachers, Preschool Children
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Harmey, Sinéad; D'Agostino, Jerome; Rodgers, Emily – Journal of Early Childhood Literacy, 2019
The purpose of this paper is (1) to report on the design of the early writing observational writing rubric designed to observe and describe change over time in the writing of children emerging into conventional literacy (ages 6-7) within an instructional setting and (2) to investigate the initial reliability and validity of the rubric. We used an…
Descriptors: Writing Evaluation, Scoring Rubrics, Test Validity, Test Reliability
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Acevedo, María V. – Journal of Early Childhood Literacy, 2019
Children's life experiences can position their exploration of global cultural communities within early childhood classrooms. Some early childhood educators, however, are concerned that many young children do not have direct experience of global cultures and thus believe that differences between cultural practices will be confusing to young…
Descriptors: Play, Cultural Awareness, Early Childhood Education, Preschool Teachers
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Whittingham, Colleen E.; Hoffman, Emily Brown; Rumenapp, Joseph C. – Journal of Early Childhood Literacy, 2018
This research presents reflections from focus group discussions with childcare providers and parents of preschoolers in one African American community situated within a large Midwestern city in the United States. The purpose of this study was to examine parents' and childcare providers' conceptions of literacy and language related to school…
Descriptors: African American Children, Black Dialects, Language Usage, Parents
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Nam, Kyung Min – Journal of Early Childhood Literacy, 2018
Although many young children become literate within an environment in which different writing systems exist, there is little research on what children know about different writing systems and how they understand and develop them when they are learning more than one simultaneously. This qualitative study discusses how Korean EFL (English as a…
Descriptors: Alphabets, Phoneme Grapheme Correspondence, Written Language, Language Classification
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Zapata, Angie; Sánchez, Lenny; Robinson, Ariel – Journal of Early Childhood Literacy, 2018
The purpose of this study was to examine how young children and their teacher constructed literary meaning through engagement with postmodern picturebooks. We framed our enquiry around Langer's Envisionment Building theory and specifically examined how young children formed meaning as they moved through Langer's five stances during and after text…
Descriptors: Postmodernism, Picture Books, Teacher Student Relationship, Literacy
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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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