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Zeece, Pauline Davey – Early Childhood Education Journal, 2010
Literature-rich interactions provide strategies that help emergent readers to develop knowledge about print, including the production and recognition of letters, and generate familiarity with the basic purposes and mechanisms of reading. Yet teacher understanding of these multiple dimensions of emergent literacy does not ensure that a child will…
Descriptors: Curriculum Design, Teacher Effectiveness, Familiarity, Specialists
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Zeece, Pauline Davey; Wallace, Betty Morgan – Early Childhood Education Journal, 2009
Engaging young children in literacy activities at home is one way for families to augment and enrich the home literacy setting and to participate in their child's education at an early age (St. Pierre et al. in "Dev Psychol" 41(6): 953-970, 2005). Burgess et al. ("Read Res Quart" 4(4): 408-426, 2002) suggested that the resources families have at…
Descriptors: Learning Activities, Role Models, Young Children, Emergent Literacy
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Zeece, Pauline Davey – Early Childhood Education Journal, 2008
Using an example of a toddler's developing understanding of an apple, this article illustrates how children integrate all elements in their interpersonal and built environments to support their emerging literacy skills. Otto (2007) and others provide evidence from emergent literacy research that documents observations and exploration by infants,…
Descriptors: Toddlers, Young Children, Emergent Literacy, Constructivism (Learning)
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Zeece, Pauline Davey – Early Childhood Education Journal, 2008
During early childhood, children adopt a design-based conception of books with increasing consistency. It is not clear if or how young children spontaneously identify the myriad of commercially produced, book-related props, toys, and other materials as support for their early literacy activities. Guidelines for evaluating these supplementary…
Descriptors: Young Children, Emergent Literacy, Early Childhood Education, Childrens Literature
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Zeece, Pauline Davey – Early Childhood Education Journal, 2007
Adult read aloud book activities, including literature selections, have significant impact on children's language learning opportunities. The style in which books are orally shared with children is also important. Detailed examination of adult-child book reading conversations has demonstrated a variety of teaching and learning approaches in the…
Descriptors: Childrens Literature, Reading Aloud to Others, Reading Material Selection, Emergent Literacy
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Zeece, Pauline Davey; Harris, Beatrice; Hayes, Noirin – Early Childhood Education Journal, 2006
Well-chosen and wisely shared literature facilitates transitions and builds bridges in the lives of young children. Literature links are discussed and books are reviewed for infant, toddler, preschool, and primary age children and transitional readers.
Descriptors: Emergent Literacy, Young Children, Childrens Literature, Reading Achievement
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Zeece, Pauline Davey – Early Childhood Education Journal, 2006
The National Reading Panel (NRP) issued a Congressional mandated report to identify key skills and methods related to the development of successful reading skills. One of the first of identified skills is phonemic awareness. This column addresses this area of reading instruction and provides suggestions for literature to be shared with young…
Descriptors: Phonemes, Reading Skills, Skill Development, Reading Instruction