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McMunn Dooley, Caitlin; Matthews, Mona W. – Journal of Early Childhood Literacy, 2009
This article hones what is meant by "emergent comprehension". The authors define emergent comprehension as the period when young children, prior to conventional reading, engage in meaningful experiences that stimulate the development and use of meaning-making strategies with potential to affect later reading comprehension. The construct "emergent…
Descriptors: Reading Comprehension, Emergent Literacy, Child Development, Preschool Children
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Flewitt, Rosie; Nind, Melanie; Payler, Jane – Journal of Early Childhood Literacy, 2009
This article reports on aspects of a small-scale study conducted in the south of England that explored the learning experiences of three four-year-old children with identified special educational needs, who attended a combination of early education settings--one "more special" and one "more inclusive" (Nind et al., 2007). The…
Descriptors: Learning Problems, Educational Needs, Learning Disabilities, Foreign Countries
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Scull, Janet A.; Lo Bianco, Joseph – Journal of Early Childhood Literacy, 2008
The aim of the research reported here was to investigate why a percentage of students experience continued difficulty in literacy learning while participating in Reading Recovery. It was hypothesized that this is to do with particular aspects of teacher-learner interactions. Accordingly the study used ethnographic methodology to describe…
Descriptors: Intervention, Reading Failure, Emergent Literacy, Teacher Student Relationship
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Lynch, Jacqueline – Journal of Early Childhood Literacy, 2008
This research examined the types of print literacy activities low-income parents reported engaging in with their four-year-old children. There were 38 parents of children involved in Head Start, a pre-school program for children from low-income families living in the USA, who participated in this study. Children were assessed on their knowledge…
Descriptors: Disadvantaged Youth, Preschool Children, Parent Role, Low Income Groups
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Levy, Rachael – Journal of Early Childhood Literacy, 2008
Based on Moje et al.'s (2004) conceptions of "third space theory", this article describes how five nursery-aged children created a "third space" between home and school, in order to find continuity between home and school constructions of reading. This article describes how the children used various aspects of their home…
Descriptors: Popular Culture, Childrens Literature, Preschool Children, Family Environment
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Kaderavek, Joan N.; Pakulski, Lori A. – Journal of Early Childhood Literacy, 2007
The current study explored literacy interest or orientation of pre-school children with hearing impairment during mother-child story book interactions. Twelve pre-schoolers with varying types and levels of hearing impairment were observed during mother-child home book reading and toy play. Story books included both narrative and manipulative book…
Descriptors: Toys, Play, Preschool Children, Hearing Impairments
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Weigel, Daniel J.; Martin, Sally S.; Bennett, Kymberley K. – Journal of Early Childhood Literacy, 2006
This study examined mothers beliefs about literacy development, the association of those beliefs with other aspects of the home literacy environment, and connections between parental literacy beliefs and pre-school aged children's literacy development. Data were collected from 79 mothers and their children over one year, and two profiles of…
Descriptors: Mothers, Emergent Literacy, Beliefs, Family Environment
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Yang, Hui-Chin; Noel, Andrea M. – Journal of Early Childhood Literacy, 2006
The drawings of 17 four- to five-year-old children from two points in time, age four and age five were analyzed. At both ages four and five, the most commonly used scribbles were single vertical lines, single horizontal lines, and single curved lines, whereas the two least used scribbles were spiral and circular lines spread out. The subjects in…
Descriptors: Preschool Children, Freehand Drawing, Writing Skills, Childrens Writing
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Morgan, Anne – Journal of Early Childhood Literacy, 2005
Research has shown that adult-child shared book reading can enhance language and literacy development in the early years, although little is known about how mothers and children from socio-economically disadvantaged communities interact around books. This study investigated the shared reading interactions of three mother-child dyads living in such…
Descriptors: Mothers, Emergent Literacy, Disadvantaged, Parent Child Relationship
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Torr, Jane – Journal of Early Childhood Literacy, 2004
This study analyses how pre-school children who differ in terms of maternal education respond to and interpret the images and written text in the same two picture books, one informational "The Sleepy Book" (Zolotow and Bobri, 1960) and one narrative "The Baby Who Wouldn't Go to Bed" (Cooper, 1996). Twelve children were recorded in their homes…
Descriptors: Picture Books, Mothers, Preschool Children, Preschool Teachers
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Martello, Julie – Journal of Early Childhood Literacy, 2004
This article explores some of the implications inherent in the pedagogical strategy of encouraging students to 'try' or 'have a go', particularly within the context of early writing and spelling. Pedagogical approaches built on the assumption that the learner will need to try in order to learn are construed here as emanating from and contributing…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Linguistics, Spelling, Emergent Literacy
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Whitmore, Kathryn F.; Martens, Prisca; Goodman, Yetta M.; Owocki, Gretchen – Journal of Early Childhood Literacy, 2004
This article is a synthesis of early literacy research organized according to critical lessons that delineate our shared knowledge base that we name a 'transactional perspective on early literacy development.' The critical lessons are grouped into three sets to present the continuum of methodological stances that interpretive researchers take as…
Descriptors: Emergent Literacy, Research Methodology, Language Research, Preschool Children
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