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Hoffman, Jessica L.; Teale, William H.; Paciga, Kathleen A. – Journal of Early Childhood Literacy, 2014
There is widespread agreement with in the field of early childhood education that vocabulary is important to literacy achievement and that reading aloud can support vocabulary growth. However, there are unexplored and significant problems with the ways we assess young children's vocabulary learning from read-alouds. This paper critically reviews…
Descriptors: Early Childhood Education, Vocabulary Development, Language Acquisition, Reading Aloud to Others
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Duursma, Elisabeth – Journal of Early Childhood Literacy, 2014
Bookreading has proven to be beneficial for children's language and literacy development (e.g. Bus, Van Ijzendoorn and Pellegrini, 1995; Fletcher and Reese, 2005; Mol and Bus, 2011a). Families in Western countries are often advised to read to their young children, and many parents appear to be aware of the positive effects of bookreading. However,…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Parents, Reading Habits, Parent Influence
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McTavish, Marianne – Journal of Early Childhood Literacy, 2014
What do young children do with the literacies they have learned at school? This article reexamines traditional notions of literacy by documenting a second grade child's literacy practices in school and out-of-school contexts. Data collected included field notes, interviews, observations of school and out-of-school literacy practices, and artefacts…
Descriptors: Grade 2, Elementary School Students, Reading Habits, Interviews
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Falchi, Lorraine T.; Axelrod, Ysaaca; Genishi, Celia – Journal of Early Childhood Literacy, 2014
This paper draws data from a 5-year ethnographic study of young multilingual (Mixteco/Spanish/English) children in their early childhood classrooms. In this paper, we focus on two of the children and their distinctive paths as they develop language and literacy. Using a sociocultural and multimodal theoretical framework we examine how these two…
Descriptors: Multilingualism, Early Childhood Education, Literacy, Ethnography
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Durán, Leah; Palmer, Deborah – Journal of Early Childhood Literacy, 2014
This paper examines student and teacher talk in a first grade classroom in a two-way immersion school in Central Texas. Drawing on audio and video data from a year-long study in a first grade two-way classroom and using a methodology that fuses ethnography and discourse analysis, the authors explore how pluralist discourses are constructed and…
Descriptors: Bilingualism, Code Switching (Language), Teacher Student Relationship, Elementary School Students
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Croce, Keri-Anne – Journal of Early Childhood Literacy, 2014
This two and a half year study examines how non-native English-speaking Burmese refugee students from first to third grades made meaning of scientific informational texts. The study is framed by sociocultural theory and transactional theory. Primary data were drawn from 160 student retellings of scientific informational texts. Secondary data…
Descriptors: Refugees, Sociocultural Patterns, Elementary School Students, Science Education
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Lynch, Julianne; Redpath, Terri – Journal of Early Childhood Literacy, 2014
With the revolution that has taken place in the functionality and uptake of portable networked "smart" technologies, educators are looking to see what potential applications such technologies might have for school education. This article reports on a study on the use of portable personal computing devices in the early years of schooling.…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Technological Advancement, Technology Uses in Education, Handheld Devices
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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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Auleear Owodally, Ambarin Mooznah – Journal of Early Childhood Literacy, 2014
In Mauritius, English, the least socially used language, is the main language of literacy and the main written medium of instruction throughout the education system, starting from the first year of compulsory primary education. The importance of English as a school language is reflected in the 2003 Preschool Curriculum Guidelines, which mention…
Descriptors: Vocabulary Development, Receptive Language, Foreign Countries, English (Second Language)
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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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Hackett, Abigail – Journal of Early Childhood Literacy, 2014
This article draws attention to the walking and running of young children as a key element of their multimodal communicative practices. In addition, the article argues that the walking and running of young children can be seen as a place-making activity, acknowledging the power of young children to create meaning in their world. Drawing on…
Descriptors: Young Children, Motion, Interpersonal Communication, Ethnography
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Sandvik, Jenny Miglis; van Daal, Victor H. P.; Adèr, Herman J. – Journal of Early Childhood Literacy, 2014
The present study reports on the construction of a research instrument developed to examine preschool teachers' beliefs and practices in relation to emergent literacy. A 130-item survey (Preschool Literacy Survey, PLS) was completed by a total of 90 preschool teachers in Norway. Items were grouped into homogenous scales, and the relationship…
Descriptors: Emergent Literacy, Preschool Teachers, Beliefs, Educational Practices
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Milburn, Trelani F.; Girolametto, Luigi; Weitzman, Elaine; Greenberg, Janice – Journal of Early Childhood Literacy, 2014
The purpose of this study was to investigate whether professional development enhanced educators' use of conversational strategies during shared book reading with small groups of preschoolers. Twenty preschool educators and small groups of children from each of their classrooms were randomly assigned to the experimental or control group. The 10…
Descriptors: Faculty Development, Preschool Teachers, Preschool Children, Teaching Methods
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Edwards, Claire Maples – Journal of Early Childhood Literacy, 2014
Maternal emergent literacy practices during shared-reading interactions with 18-36-month-old toddlers were examined. The investigation of emergent literacy behaviours of both mothers and toddlers investigated included the examination of phonological awareness and written language awareness. Participants included 15 mother-toddler dyads from middle…
Descriptors: Mothers, Reading Habits, Literacy, Reading Aloud to Others
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