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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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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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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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Poveda, David; Matsumoto, Mitsuko; Sundin, Ebba; Sandberg, Helena; Aliagas, Cristina; Gillen, Julia – Journal of Early Childhood Literacy, 2020
Young children's engagements with digital technologies form part of their emergent everyday literacy practices. The study reported here derives from the pan-European study 'A Day in the Digital Lives of Children aged 0-3'. The methodology was centred on the videoing of an entire day's experiences of a child aged under 3, together with a reflective…
Descriptors: Preschool Children, Handheld Devices, Computer Use, Television Viewing
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Kumpulainen, Kristiina; Sairanen, Heidi; Nordström, Alexandra – Journal of Early Childhood Literacy, 2020
This socioculturally framed case study investigates the digital literacy practices of two young children in their homes in Finland. The aim is to generate new knowledge about children's digital literacy practices embedded in their family lives and to consider how these practices relate to their emergent literacy learning opportunities. The study…
Descriptors: Preschool Children, Technological Literacy, Emergent Literacy, Family Environment
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Preece, Jenny; Levy, Rachael – Journal of Early Childhood Literacy, 2020
Shared reading with young children has a positive impact on a range of areas including language development and literacy skills, yet some parents face challenges in engaging in this activity. While much is known about the benefits of shared reading, the barriers to it are poorly understood. The research presented here draws on in-depth interviews…
Descriptors: Barriers, Reading Motivation, Reading Aloud to Others, Parent Child Relationship
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Neaum, Sally – Journal of Early Childhood Literacy, 2020
Pre-school children's engagement with activities in child-initiated play is taken to be an important mediating factor in their learning. The adult's role in supporting and enhancing children's play is an area of significant study. However, how children play when play is child-initiated, and how this maps to our assumptions and expectations about…
Descriptors: Emergent Literacy, Preschool Children, Preschool Education, Child Language
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Powell, Sarah; Somerville, Margaret – Journal of Early Childhood Literacy, 2020
For children born in the 21st century, the enmeshing of natural and human forces in the survival of the planet requires conceptual and practical innovation. This paper comes from a project funded by the Australian Research Council investigating the integration of literacy and sustainability in early years learning. The methodology employed was…
Descriptors: Musical Instruments, Music Activities, Playground Activities, Physical Environment
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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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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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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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