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Méndez, Lucía I.; Perry, Jamie; Holt, Yolanda; Bian, Hui; Fafulas, Stephen – Bilingual Research Journal, 2018
The present study examines the association of micro- and macrostructural components in narrative retells within and across languages in Spanish-English bilingual Latino kindergarten children. Using a within-subject research design, fourteen Spanish-English speaking Latino kindergarten children were individually read a scripted picture book, after…
Descriptors: Story Telling, Connected Discourse, Bilingual Students, Hispanic American Students
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García, Georgia Earnest; Lang, María G. – Bilingual Research Journal, 2018
This three-year qualitative study examined how district personnel interpreted the Common Core State Standards (CCSS) in English language arts for bilingual teachers' Spanish literacy instruction and the changes that four dual-language (DL) teachers (K-2) made in their Spanish literacy instruction in response to their participation in professional…
Descriptors: Qualitative Research, Common Core State Standards, Bilingual Teachers, School Districts
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Call, Andrea; Domenech Rodríguez, Melanie M.; Vázquez, Alejandro L.; Corralejo, Samantha M. – Bilingual Research Journal, 2018
Dual language immersion programs are increasing in popularity. Yet little is known about what motivates parents to enroll their children in dual language immersion. The theory of planned behavior posits that behavior is based on attitudes, subjective norms, and perceived behavioral control. The current study was an exploratory evaluation of the…
Descriptors: Immersion Programs, Behavior Theories, Attitudes, Self Control
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Howard, Elizabeth R.; Páez, Mariela M.; August, Diane L.; Barr, Christopher D.; Kenyon, Dorry; Malabonga, Valerie – Bilingual Research Journal, 2014
This study explores the role that socioeconomic status (SES), home and school language and literacy practices, and oral vocabulary play in the development of English reading skills in Latino English language learners (ELLs) and how these factors contribute differentially to English reading outcomes for children of different ages and in different…
Descriptors: Bilingualism, Family Environment, Socioeconomic Status, Literacy
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Esposito, Alena G.; Baker-Ward, Lynne – Bilingual Research Journal, 2013
This investigation is an initial examination of possible enhancement of executive function through a dual-language (50:50) education model. The ethnically diverse, low-income sample of 120 children from Grades K, 2, and 4 consisted of approximately equal numbers of children enrolled in dual-language and traditional classrooms. Dual-language…
Descriptors: Bilingual Education, Low Income, Executive Function, Elementary School Students
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Celedon-Pattichis, Sylvia; Turner, Erin E. – Bilingual Research Journal, 2012
This study investigated Spanish-speaking kindergarten students' participation in mathematical discourse as they solved and discussed a range of word problems. Specifically, we draw upon sociocultural perspectives on mathematics learning to frame mathematical discourse and to examine specific teacher and student actions that seemed to support the…
Descriptors: Mathematics Education, Kindergarten, Word Problems (Mathematics), Spanish Speaking
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Macaruso, Paul; Rodman, Alyson – Bilingual Research Journal, 2011
Young children who are English language learners (ELLs) face major challenges in learning to read English. This study examined whether computer-assisted instruction (CAI) can be beneficial to ELL kindergartners enrolled in bilingual classes. The CAI programs provided systematic and structured exercises in developing phonological awareness and…
Descriptors: Control Groups, Phonics, Sight Vocabulary, Computer Assisted Instruction
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Lara-Alecio, Rafael; Tong, Fuhui; Irby, Beverly J.; Mathes, Patricia – Bilingual Research Journal, 2009
Using a low-inference observational instrument, the authors empirically described and compared pedagogical behaviors in bilingual and structured English-immersion programs serving Spanish-speaking English language learners in a large urban school district in Southeast Texas. The two programs included both intervention/control of each type during…
Descriptors: Urban Schools, Immersion Programs, Bilingual Education, Second Language Learning
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Reese, Leslie; Gallimore, Ronald; Guthrie, Donald – Bilingual Research Journal, 2005
Using data from a random sample of Latino students in California, tracked throughout their elementary and middle school years, this paper examines ways in which outcomes vary for students of similar language and socioeconomic background who are initially instructed in their native language in transitional bilingual programs. As the students made…
Descriptors: Bilingual Education Programs, Immigrants, Hispanic American Students, Program Effectiveness
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Lopez, Maria G.; Tashakkori, Abbas – Bilingual Research Journal, 2004
This study examines the short-term effects of a two-way bilingual education program on the literacy development of students in kindergarten and first grade. This study compared the literacy development of two groups of children who received different proportions of instruction in English and Spanish. Both the experimental and control groups…
Descriptors: Second Language Learning, Grade 1, Kindergarten, Experimental Groups
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Pollard-Durodola, Sharolyn D.; Cedillo, Gabriela Delagarza; Denton, Carolyn A. – Bilingual Research Journal, 2004
This article describes the usage of linguistic units and instructional strategies that facilitate word recognition for Latino kindergarten students who are beginning to read in Spanish. This case study was based on coding videotaped reading and language arts instruction of two bilingual kindergarten teachers at the beginning, middle, and end of…
Descriptors: Phonemic Awareness, Beginning Reading, Teaching Methods, Reading Instruction
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Hofstetter, Carolyn Huie – Bilingual Research Journal, 2004
This study examined the effectiveness of a transitional Spanish-English bilingual program, Academic Language Acquisition (ALA), in enhancing K-5 students' English-language proficiency, as well as their English performance in academic subject areas, in comparison with the Structured English Immersion (SEI) process. An existing reading program,…
Descriptors: Program Effectiveness, Scoring, Reading Programs, English (Second Language)