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Pillinger, Claire; Wood, Clare – Literacy, 2014
Previous studies have demonstrated the positive impact of shared reading (SR) and dialogic reading (DR) on young children's language and literacy development. This exploratory study compared the relative impact of parental DR and shared reading interventions on 4-year-old children's early literacy skills and parental attitudes to reading…
Descriptors: Literacy, Parent Attitudes, Intervention, Reading Improvement
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Plester, Beverly; Wood, Clare; Bell, Victoria – Literacy, 2008
This paper reports on two studies which investigated the relationship between children's texting behaviour, their knowledge of text abbreviations and their school attainment in written language skills. In Study One, 11-12-year-old children provided information on their texting behaviour. They were also asked to translate a standard English…
Descriptors: Student Behavior, Written Language, Telecommunications, Childrens Writing
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Wood, Clare; Littleton, Karen; Chera, Pav – Literacy, 2005
This paper examines young children's working styles when they are engaged with a peer on a computer-based reading task. Two types of pairing were investigated: (i) "Equal pairs", where the children were of equal reading attainment and (ii) "Unequal pairs", where there was a disparity between the children's reading attainment. The results suggest…
Descriptors: Young Children, Beginning Reading, Computer Assisted Instruction, Assistive Technology