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Heydon, Rachel; McKee, Lori; O'Neill, Susan – Literacy, 2018
This exploratory case study examined the affordances of singing as a multimodal literacy practice within ensembles that featured art, singing and digital media produced in an intergenerational programme that served a class of kindergarten children and community elders. The programme that was set up by the study in collaboration with a rural school…
Descriptors: Reading Instruction, Literacy Education, Art Activities, Singing
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Chlapana, Elissavet – Literacy, 2016
The purpose of the present study was to investigate whether systematic instruction of informational texts can enhance kindergarteners' cognitive involvement in text discussion and comprehension skills. The sample consisted of 15 children aged 5-6 years old in a kindergarten classroom located in a rural area in Rethymno, Crete. A four-phase…
Descriptors: Intervention, Kindergarten, Rural Areas, Foreign Countries
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Daniels, Karen – Literacy, 2014
This paper discusses the ways in which young children collaboratively use narrative play and the available space and materials around them in order to exert cultural agency. The collaborative creation of texts is asserted as central to this expression of agency. By presenting an illustrative vignette of a group of 5-year-old boys as they engage in…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Preschool Children, Play, Vignettes
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Stellakis, Nektarios – Literacy, 2012
This work describes a survey conducted in Syros Island in Greece. The intention was to ascertain kindergarten teachers' perceptions about early literacy and the skills and knowledge they consider as important for pre-school aged children. The participants were all the kindergarten teachers of the island (N = 19) and the data were collected during…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Kindergarten, Preschool Teachers, Teacher Surveys
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Owens, Deborah Duncan – Literacy, 2010
In 2006-2007 a non-profit reading institute initiated a reading reform programme in the United States in which demonstration classrooms were established in 13 of the lowest performing schools in Mississippi, a state recognised for its high rate of poverty and low academic achievement. This qualitative study describes the experiences of 12 highly…
Descriptors: Poverty, Grade 1, Elementary School Teachers, Educational Policy
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Compton-Lilly, Catherine; Kim, Jieun; Quast, Erin; Tran, Sarah; Shedrow, Stephanie – Journal of Early Childhood Literacy, 2019
In the past, physical barriers such as geography and distance limited global communication. In this paper, we explore how young children in immigrant families engage in transnational literacy practices. Specifically, we explore the transnational funds of knowledge that result from those experiences. This three-year longitudinal collective case…
Descriptors: Immigrants, Literacy, Longitudinal Studies, Case Studies
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Kosko, Karl W.; Zimmerman, Belinda S. – Journal of Early Childhood Literacy, 2019
Recent educational policy documents have encouraged engaging students in mathematical argumentation via discussion and writing. Most recently in the U.S., the Common Core State Standards recommend that children "construct viable arguments and critique the reasoning of others." One often advocated means of engaging students in this…
Descriptors: Content Area Writing, Elementary School Mathematics, Persuasive Discourse, Writing (Composition)
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Edyburn, Kelly L.; Quirk, Matthew; Felix, Erika; Swami, Sruthi; Goldstein, Ariel; Terzieva, Antoniya; Scheller, Jennifer – Literacy Research and Instruction, 2017
This study examined the relative contributions of Latino/a children's (N = 102) school readiness and early literacy skills during kindergarten in predicting first grade reading achievement. By using discriminant function analyses, the current study identified a set of areas to assess that could be used to effectively screen children during…
Descriptors: Kindergarten, Hispanic American Students, Reading Achievement, Literacy
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Bauer, Eurydice Bouchereau; Presiado, Vivian; Colomer, Soria – Journal of Literacy Research, 2017
A critical function of schooling is to provide young writers with opportunities to explore real-life, out-of-school experiences through writing. However, literacy instruction in U.S. schools primarily (and sometimes almost exclusively) focuses on the tested skills, with little recognition of children's diverse backgrounds and experiences. The…
Descriptors: Bilingualism, Code Switching (Language), Bilingual Education, Kindergarten
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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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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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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
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Midgette, Ekaterina; Philippakos, Zoi A. – Language and Literacy Spectrum, 2016
The overall purpose of this case study is to examine biliteracy and its effects on a young child's orthographic and writing growth. The analysis of the kindergartener's spelling development and compositional growth in reference to both language systems indicates that biliteracy had a positive effect on the student's acquisition of English…
Descriptors: Case Studies, Bilingualism, Literacy, Spelling
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Zhang, Qilong – Journal of Early Childhood Literacy, 2017
A sociocultural approach to emergent literacy and growing concerns over the de-emphasis on literacy of the New Zealand early childhood education curriculum "Te Whariki" call for locally situated emergent literacy programmes co-constructed by teachers, parents and children. While teachers' approach to emergent literacy takes centre stage…
Descriptors: Emergent Literacy, Sociocultural Patterns, Foreign Countries, Qualitative Research
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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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