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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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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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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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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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Tolentino, Efleda Preclaro; Lawson, Lauren – Journal of Early Childhood Literacy, 2017
Teacher research yields a plethora of insights about creating a meaningful curriculum for children. In this article, we describe the experience of preschool children who participated in Kindergarten Club, a space that afforded them opportunities to shift roles from being preschoolers to being kindergarteners. Kindergarten Club became a catalyst…
Descriptors: Preschool Children, Preschool Education, Emergent Literacy, Beginning Reading
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Harwood, Debra; Collier, Diane R. – Journal of Early Childhood Literacy, 2017
Children's intra-actions with the natural world offer an important lens to revisit notions of literacies. They allow for a decentring of humans--here children--as actors. Also, forest schools and nature-based learning programmes are increasingly erupting across North America, although more commonplace in Europe for a longer period. In this…
Descriptors: Natural Resources, Outdoor Education, Story Telling, Preschool Children
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Schick, Adina R.; Melzi, Gigliana – Journal of Early Childhood Literacy, 2016
This study examined literacy practices in the homes of 127 low-income Latino preschoolers enrolled in bilingual preschool classrooms. Specifically, we investigated the print-related practices that Latino primary caregivers engaged in with their preschool-aged children at the start of the school year and explored the relation between these…
Descriptors: Literacy Education, Low Income Groups, Hispanic Americans, Preschool Children
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Soltero-González, Lucinda; Butvilofsky, Sandra – Journal of Early Childhood Literacy, 2016
This qualitative study investigated the progression in the biliterate levels of conceptualization about writing in Spanish and English of 28 simultaneous bilingual preschoolers. Using a constructivist framework, a holistic bilingual and translanguaging perspective, this qualitative study examined the children's understanding of the nature of…
Descriptors: Preschool Children, Bilingualism, Qualitative Research, Writing (Composition)
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Paciga, Kathleen A. – Journal of Early Childhood Literacy, 2015
This study sought to determine the relationship among student- and task-level variables at play in the digital storybook listening experiences of 130 English-speaking preschoolers at risk of reading failure. Specifically, this study investigated the relationship among the (1) features of computer-based electronic storybooks, (2) preschoolers'…
Descriptors: Preschool Children, Listening Comprehension, Story Reading, Picture Books
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Schick, Adina – Journal of Early Childhood Literacy, 2015
The current study explored the preschool classroom environment as an important context for supporting dual-language learning Latino children's development of emergent literacy skills. The results of the study showed that teachers in Spanish-English bilingual preschool classrooms varied in the way they shared wordless picture books with the…
Descriptors: Preschool Children, Preschool Education, Bilingualism, Hispanic American Students
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Damber, Ulla – Journal of Early Childhood Literacy, 2015
The enquiries in this study were directed towards the reading of children's literature in preschool with the aim of describing and analysing how read-alouds were carried out in 39 preschools in the northern and southern parts of Sweden. How often were read-alouds performed? How long were they? How was literature chosen? Who initiated the…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Preschool Children, Oral Reading, Reading Aloud to Others
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Leacox, Lindsey; Jackson, Carla Wood – Journal of Early Childhood Literacy, 2014
This study examined preschool and kindergarten English language learners (ELLs) attending a migrant summer programme and their vocabulary word learning during both adult-read and technology-enhanced repeated readings. In a within-subject design, 24 ELLs (four to six years old) engaged in repeated readings in a control and a treatment condition. In…
Descriptors: English Language Learners, English (Second Language), Second Language Instruction, Vocabulary
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Pataki, Kristen W.; Metz, Alexia E.; Pakulski, Lori – Journal of Early Childhood Literacy, 2014
Purpose: This study examined whether theme-related play increased subsequent engagement in storybook reading in preschool children with typical hearing and with hearing loss. Method: This study employed a counterbalanced experimental design. In all sessions, participants engaged in free play first and then were read a storybook. In the…
Descriptors: Preschool Children, Hearing Impairments, Play, Learner Engagement
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Kristoffersen, Ann Elise; Simonsen, Eva – Journal of Early Childhood Literacy, 2014
This article reports on a study of literacy practices in a Norwegian preschool where deaf and hearing children are enrolled in the same group and where communication is based on both sign language and spoken language. The aim of the study was to explore pathways to literacy for young deaf children within this setting. Our implicit assumption is…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Preschool Children, Preschool Teachers, Deafness
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