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Durán, Leah – Journal of Early Childhood Literacy, 2018
This research describes the biliteracy learning of young bilingual children in an English as a Second Language classroom. In particular, it explores factors influencing their biliteracy in a context that provided systematic and formalized instruction only in English. Using a holistic perspective on bilingualism and sociocultural theories of…
Descriptors: Bilingualism, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction
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Alvarez, Adriana – Journal of Early Childhood Literacy, 2018
This qualitative study examines Mexican-American emerging bilingual children's depictions of their lives in the form of written narratives and drawings as a window into their own understandings and interpretations of social contexts and life experiences. Narratives that include drawings were collected once a month in a first grade classroom during…
Descriptors: Cultural Background, Bilingualism, Qualitative Research, Mexican Americans
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Axelrod, Ysaaca; Cole, Mikel W. – Journal of Early Childhood Literacy, 2018
In this paper, we utilize the theory of "translanguaging" to make sense of the biliterate activities of young emergent bilinguals in a before-school program for Latinx students at an elementary school. Our findings show that even early writers are able to draw from their full linguistic repertoire, utilizing orthographic and syntactic…
Descriptors: Code Switching (Language), Translation, Bilingualism, Hispanic American Students
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Moses, Lindsey; Kelly, Laura Beth – Journal of Early Childhood Literacy, 2018
In this formative experiment, we examined interventions in and modifications to literacy instruction in a first-grade classroom with the aim of cultivating a love of reading among the students. Consistent with the design of formative experiments, the teacher established a pedagogical goal of building a love of reading, and throughout the year…
Descriptors: Grade 1, Elementary School Students, Literature Appreciation, Intervention
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Moses, Annie M.; Golos, Debbie B.; Roemen, Brynn; Cregan, Gabrielle E. – Journal of Early Childhood Literacy, 2018
Children, from birth, acquire literacy within various contexts, including in early childhood educational settings. In the United States, there has been renewed attention from the public, the government and educators to increase the quality of early childhood education. Particular focus has been on settings serving children who are at risk for of…
Descriptors: Emergent Literacy, Deafness, Hearing (Physiology), Preschool Teachers
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Rogers, Rebecca; Labadie, Meredith – Journal of Early Childhood Literacy, 2018
Literacy researchers often include young children in the research process. Yet discussions about the complexities of gaining and keeping assent are often missing in research reports. In this paper, we report on our attempts to make the assent process, a typical requirement for Institutional Review Boards, an educative experience for children in a…
Descriptors: Critical Literacy, Young Children, Educational Research, Kindergarten
Dynia, Jaclyn M.; Schachter, Rachel E.; Piasta, Shayne B.; Justice, Laura M.; O'Connell, Ann A.; Yeager Pelatti, Christina – Journal of Early Childhood Literacy, 2018
This study investigated the dimensionality of the physical literacy environment of early childhood education classrooms. Data on the classroom physical literacy environment were collected from 245 classrooms using the Classroom Literacy Observation Profile. A combination of confirmatory and exploratory factor analysis was used to identify five…
Descriptors: Early Childhood Education, Classroom Environment, Literacy Education, Factor Analysis
Sawyer, Brook E.; Cycyk, Lauren M.; Sandilos, Lia E.; Hammer, Carol S. – Journal of Early Childhood Literacy, 2018
Given the need to enhance the academic language and early literacy skills of young children from low-income homes and the importance of the home literacy environment in supporting children's development, the purpose of this qualitative study was to better understand the home literacy environment of low-income African-American and Latino mothers of…
Descriptors: Mother Attitudes, Low Income, Family Literacy, Academic Discourse
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Swain, Jon; Cara, Olga; Mallows, David – Journal of Early Childhood Literacy, 2017
This paper reports findings from a mixed methods research project in 2011, which set out to examine the extent and nature of father and child shared home reading practices. There was a particular focus on exploring fathers' perceptions of their role in reading with their child, aged five years old. The research was commissioned by Booktrust and…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Fathers, Reading Aloud to Others, Preschool Children
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Sofkova Hashemi, Sylvana; Cederlund, Katarina – Journal of Early Childhood Literacy, 2017
Education is in the process of transforming traditional print-based instruction into digital formats. This multi-case study sheds light on the challenge of coping with the old and new in literacy teaching in the context of technology-mediated instruction in the early years of schooling (7-8 years old children). By investigating the relation…
Descriptors: Educational Change, Literacy, Education, Educational Technology
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Clasen, Line Engel; Jensen de López, Kristine – Journal of Early Childhood Literacy, 2017
Several early literacy programmes have documented their effectiveness in enhancing children's early literacy and language development. Despite recent interest in implementing evidence-based programmes, only a few studies have set out to capture the implementation process of early literacy programmes as seen from the programme users' perspectives.…
Descriptors: Emergent Literacy, Foreign Countries, Literacy Education, Child Care Centers
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Worthington, Maulfry; van Oers, Bert – Journal of Early Childhood Literacy, 2017
This study builds on recent research into young children's pretend play. Social literacy practices and events in which children engaged were investigated to reveal features of their meaning making. Drawing on Vygotsky's view of the social nature of symbol use and writing, it stresses the significance of cultural and social features of meanings and…
Descriptors: Play, Imagination, Social Influences, Cultural Influences
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Neumann, Michelle M.; Neumann, David L. – Journal of Early Childhood Literacy, 2017
Young children living in technology-based communities are using touch-screen tablets (e.g. iPads) to engage with the digital world at an early age. The intuitive touch-screen interface, easily downloadable apps (applications) and mobility of tablets drive their increasing popularity with pre-schoolers. This review examines research to date on…
Descriptors: Educational Technology, Technology Uses in Education, Preschool Children, Emergent Literacy
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Milburn, Trelani F.; Hipfner-Boucher, Kathleen; Weitzman, Elaine; Greenberg, Janice; Pelletier, Janette; Girolametto, Luigi – Journal of Early Childhood Literacy, 2017
Preschool children begin to represent spoken language in print long before receiving formal instruction in spelling and writing. The current study sought to identify the component skills that contribute to preschool children's ability to begin to spell words and write their name. Ninety-five preschool children (mean age = 57 months) completed a…
Descriptors: Spelling, Oral Language, Vocabulary Development, Expressive Language
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Lee, Young Ju – Journal of Early Childhood Literacy, 2017
Three Korean children, whose English reading test scores were comparably lower than their peers' and who showed a tendency to withdraw from class activities or resist texts, participated in a reading tutoring programme in South Korea. By reflecting on the three students' interactions with an English text, the current paper argues that resistant…
Descriptors: Critical Literacy, Reading Tests, Scores, Literacy Education
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