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Gischlar, Karen L.; Vesay, Joanne P. – Reading Improvement, 2018
Research has consistently demonstrated the importance of early literacy instruction, as these skills are the developmental precursors to conventional reading. In this study, 215 early childhood educators in two states responded to a survey regarding early literacy curricula and assessment. Results indicated that most teachers used either a…
Descriptors: Preschool Teachers, Teacher Attitudes, Literacy Education, Preschool Curriculum
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Gischlar, Karen L.; Vesay, Joanne P. – Reading Improvement, 2014
Research has consistently demonstrated the importance of early literacy instruction, as these skills are the developmental precursors to conventional reading. In this study, 215 early childhood educators in two states responded to a survey regarding early literacy curricula and assessment. Results indicated that most teachers used either a…
Descriptors: Early Childhood Education, Emergent Literacy, Preschool Teachers, Preschool Curriculum
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Hovland, Michelle R.; Gapp, Susan C.; Theis, Becky L. – Reading Improvement, 2011
The purpose of this observation case study was to understand pre-school and kindergarten teachers' perceptions of what "distinguishing the characteristics of print" means and to identify strategies pre-school and kindergarten teachers employ to assist young children in learning to distinguish the characteristics. This study used…
Descriptors: Childrens Writing, Young Children, Kindergarten, Teaching Methods
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Moore, Jenifer; Yin, Lishu; Weaver, Tandi; Lydell, Peggie; Logan, Suzette – Reading Improvement, 2007
The purpose of this study was to examine preschool caregivers' perceptions of the effect of gender on literacy skills. The five caregivers selected for the study were all female and full-time employees of the preschool. Case studies (including interviews, observations, and documentation) of each of the caregivers were conducted to examine their…
Descriptors: Reading Strategies, Caregivers, Emergent Literacy, Preschool Children
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Huang, Grace; Dolejs, Barbara – Reading Improvement, 2007
The goal of the family literacy workshop "Reading Theatre, Parents as Actors: Movie production in a Family Literacy Workshop" is to empower and motivate parents to learn various storytelling strategies through theatrical production experiences and apply them at home. This is a theory-based family literacy practice supported by McClelland's…
Descriptors: Constructivism (Learning), Reading Strategies, Workshops, Family Literacy