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Bergman Deitcher, Deborah; Aram, Dorit; Adar, Gali – Journal of Early Childhood Literacy, 2019
This qualitative study explores parents' considerations in selecting narrative picturebooks to read with their children. Participants included 104 middle-socioeconomic status parents (84 mothers, 20 fathers) of young children (51 boys, 53 girls; M[subscript age] = 61.26, SD = 9.52). We presented parents with two translated children's books whose…
Descriptors: Reading Material Selection, Childrens Literature, Parent Attitudes, Illustrations
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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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Reutzel, Pamela; Mohr, Kathleen A. J.; Jones, Cindy D. – Journal of Early Childhood Literacy, 2019
Previous research has demonstrated correlation between letter-naming and letter-writing fluency, and a relationship between letter-naming fluency and successful reading development. Awareness of critical features of letters has received less attention as a part of handwriting development, but it is theorized to also play a role in letter-writing…
Descriptors: Alphabets, Handwriting, Recognition (Psychology), Young Children
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Chao, Xia; Ma, Xiufang – Journal of Early Childhood Literacy, 2019
Grounded in the perspectives of language socialization and transnational habitus, this one-year ethnographic case study explores two middle-class Chinese sojourner families' educational, bilingual and biliterate practices after their arrival in the U.S. It addresses the process that their middle childhood children experienced, from the excitement…
Descriptors: Bilingualism, Literacy, Social Isolation, Socialization
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Hultin, Eva; Westman, Maria – Journal of Early Childhood Literacy, 2018
The aim of this article is to explore how children use and reuse semiotic resources in their writing of hybrid genres in school. In focus are children's use and reuse of semiotic resources from both earlier literacy events at school and literacy events they have experienced at home or in their leisure time. This double focus is rare in previous…
Descriptors: Semiotics, Writing (Composition), Literacy, Family Environment
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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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Nevo, Einat; Vaknin-Nusbaum, Vered – Journal of Early Childhood Literacy, 2018
The effectiveness of a short interactive storybook-reading intervention programme delivered by a kindergarten teacher to develop language and print-concept skills was examined in 30 Hebrew-speaking kindergarten children exhibiting different levels of emergent literacy skills. Post-intervention, the intervention group showed a clear advantage over…
Descriptors: Childrens Literature, Books, Kindergarten, Semitic Languages
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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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Harrison, Eugene; McTavish, Marianne – Journal of Early Childhood Literacy, 2018
Children today are growing up in a digital world that is changing and advancing at an unprecedented rate. While some adults may struggle to keep up with new technological gadgets, we find our very young may be quite at ease with the use of digital technologies, even before learning to speak. This study builds on a foundation of family literacy…
Descriptors: Infants, Toddlers, Language Acquisition, Native Language
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Snow, Marianne; Eslami, Zohreh R.; Park, Jeong Hyun – Journal of Early Childhood Literacy, 2018
Despite the rising number of linguistically diverse students in countries where English is the primary medium of instruction in schools, there is a relative lack of research on how these students learn to write in English and respond to common classroom literacy practices. One practice found in early childhood classrooms is literacy-enriched play,…
Descriptors: English Language Learners, Toys, Play, Writing (Composition)
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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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Bengochea, Alain; Sembiante, Sabrina F.; Gort, Mileidis – Journal of Early Childhood Literacy, 2018
In this case study, situated in a preschool classroom within an early childhood Spanish/English dual language programme, we examine how an emergent bilingual child engages with multimodal resources to participate in sociodramatic play discourses. Guided by sociocultural and critical discourse perspectives on multimodality, we analysed ways in…
Descriptors: Bilingualism, Play, Second Language Learning, Code Switching (Language)
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Wagner, Christopher J. – Journal of Early Childhood Literacy, 2018
This study explores the interplay between early reading, identity and bilingualism. Reading identities, or understandings about what reading is and whom one is as a reader, have been linked to reading achievement and the development of reading skills. Only a small portion of the overall research on reading identities has included dual language…
Descriptors: Bilingualism, Preschool Children, Observation, Correlation
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