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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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Taboada, Ana; Bianco, Sarah; Bowerman, Virginia – Literacy Research and Instruction, 2012
Student-generated questions in relation to text were examined in two studies. Study I examined the impact of student questioning in relation to general vocabulary in English-Only Speakers (EOs) and English language learners (ELLs). Findings indicated that questioning predicted comprehension in the reading comprehension of both groups of readers,…
Descriptors: Reading Comprehension, Reading Strategies, Second Language Learning, English (Second Language)
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Taylor, Nicole A.; Greenberg, Daphne; Terry, Nicole Patton – Journal of Research and Practice for Adult Literacy, Secondary, and Basic Education, 2016
The aim of the present study was to investigate the correlational and predictive relationships between parents with low literacy skills (n = 96) and their 3-5 year old children's emergent literacy skills (n = 96). In the study parents were assessed on measures of reading comprehension, decoding, fluency, oral vocabulary, and word identification,…
Descriptors: Parent Background, Family Literacy, Adult Literacy, Preschool Children
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Nightingale, Elena; Greenberg, Daphne; Branum-Martin, Lee; Bakhtiari, Dariush – Journal of Research and Practice for Adult Literacy, Secondary, and Basic Education, 2016
Selecting assessments for adults who struggle with reading can be difficult because few literacy measures used by reading researchers have been normed on this population, leaving uncertainty regarding the validity of these tests for adult learners. This study focused on the performance of 116 adults reading between the 3rd and 8th grade levels on…
Descriptors: Adult Learning, Adult Literacy, Functional Literacy, Reading Difficulties
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Herman, Julia; Cote, Nicole Gilbert; Reilly, Lenore; Binder, Katherine S. – Journal of Research and Practice for Adult Literacy, Secondary, and Basic Education, 2013
The goal of this study was to compare the literacy skills of adult native English and native Spanish ABE speakers. Participants were 169 native English speakers and 124 native Spanish speakers recruited from five prior research projects. The results showed that the native Spanish speakers were less skilled on morphology and passage comprehension…
Descriptors: Native Language, Native Speakers, English, Spanish Speaking
National Center for the Study of Adult Learning and Literacy (NCSALL), 2000
The National Center for the Study of Adult Learning and Literacy (NCSALL) Adult Reading Components Study (ARCS) was the first large-scale attempt to describe the reading of students enrolled in adult basic education (ABE) and English for speakers of other languages (ESOL) using a battery of individually administered reading and language tests.…
Descriptors: Site Selection, Language Tests, Adult Basic Education, Adult Education