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Ramírez, Rica; López, Lisa M.; Ferron, John – Early Childhood Education Journal, 2019
The increasing diversity in classrooms throughout the U.S. calls for teachers who are culturally competent and have quality professional development in working with dual language learners (DLLs) in order to ensure children from diverse groups are receiving equitable and high-quality education. This study focuses on teacher characteristics that…
Descriptors: Student Diversity, Bilingual Students, Hispanic American Students, Early Intervention
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Håland, Anne; Hoem, Toril Frafjord; McTigue, Erin Margaret – Early Childhood Education Journal, 2019
Writing at school start is critical for students' literacy development but student composition is often undervalued in early education classrooms and understudied by literacy researchers. To address such needs, this mixed methods, sequential survey study investigated how writing practices are enacted in the fall semester of Norwegian 1st grade…
Descriptors: Writing Instruction, Writing Skills, Foreign Countries, Grade 1
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Altun, Dilek – Early Childhood Education Journal, 2019
Early literacy skills are part of a larger set of skills, knowledge, and affective responses gained throughout childhood; however, emergent reading motivation has been neglected in research and practice. Theoretical models for reading motivation are available in the literature, but they were developed based on school-aged children and print-based…
Descriptors: Grounded Theory, Emergent Literacy, Reading Motivation, Preschool Children
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Bowling, Emily C. C.; Cabell, Sonia Q. – Early Childhood Education Journal, 2019
A child's ability to fingerpoint accurately to words while reading aloud a memorized text showcases his/her development of concept of word in text. This ability demonstrates the extent to which key early literacy skills are integrated (e.g., alphabet knowledge, phonological awareness). Research indicates that attaining a concept of word in text is…
Descriptors: Preschool Teachers, Reading Instruction, Emergent Literacy, Reading Aloud to Others
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Nikolopoulou, Kleopatra; Akriotou, Despoina; Gialamas, Vasilis – Early Childhood Education Journal, 2019
ICT is an effective tool which can support young children's reading skills in English as a foreign language (EFL), while teachers' perceptions influence their classroom practices; however, there is limited empirical evidence on students' perceptions on the use of ICT to enhance early reading skills in EFL. This study investigated early childhood…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Emergent Literacy, English Instruction, English (Second Language)
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Mohr, Kathleen A. J.; Juth, Stephanie M.; Kohlmeier, Theresa L.; Schreiber, Kayleen E. – Early Childhood Education Journal, 2018
The field of neuroscience is now providing research findings about how the bilingual brain functions that can be used to promote richer and more successful dual-language development. This article summarizes recent research, then provides practical applications for parents and teachers of emergent bilinguals. Key understandings about how the brain…
Descriptors: Bilingualism, Brain, Bilingual Students, Neurosciences
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Skibbe, Lori E.; Thompson, Julie L.; Plavnick, Joshua B. – Early Childhood Education Journal, 2018
Preschoolers' (n = 32) attention to print and pictures was documented during an electronic storybook reading session. Children (M = 51.06 months; SD = 7.34 months) looked at a 12-page book that contained three types of pages, each of which was presented four times over the course of the book: (1) silent presentation of print, (2) print that was…
Descriptors: Preschool Children, Story Reading, Eye Movements, Reading Aloud to Others
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Dealey, Rhonda Peterson; Stone, Mark H. – Early Childhood Education Journal, 2018
Play researchers and theorists have cautioned that children's early play is changing in a manner that is detrimental to their development. Meanwhile U.S. governmental pressures and increasingly higher standards for education are changing the landscape of kindergarten and early learning. This study investigates the relationship between children's…
Descriptors: Play, Leisure Time, School Readiness, Correlation
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Axelrod, Ysaaca – Early Childhood Education Journal, 2017
The purpose of this ethnographic case study was to study the language development of 4-year-old emergent bilinguals in a bilingual (Spanish/English) Head Start classroom with flexible language practices. Data were collected throughout the 10-month school year by visiting the classroom 2-3 times per week. Data include: field notes (observations and…
Descriptors: Multilingualism, Language Usage, Child Language, Emergent Literacy
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Neumann, Michelle M.; Finger, Glenn; Neumann, David L. – Early Childhood Education Journal, 2017
As we progress in the 21st century, children learn to become proficient readers and writers of both digital and non-digital texts. Knowledge, skills, and understandings of literacy emerge through sociocultural interactions with non-digital tools (e.g., paper-printed books) and digital tools (e.g., touch screen tablets). However, debate is ongoing…
Descriptors: Emergent Literacy, Electronic Learning, Educational Practices, Educational Research
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Lee, Boh Young – Early Childhood Education Journal, 2017
Fifteen toddlers (2- to 3-years old, nine boys and six girls) in a university preschool classroom were observed for 7 months while spending time with books during transition time, between story time and lunch. This qualitative case study investigated the ways that teachers can facilitate toddlers' reading habits by providing literacy opportunities…
Descriptors: Reading Habits, Case Studies, Toddlers, Story Reading
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Trainin, Guy; Wessels, Stephanie; Nelson, Ron; Vadasy, Patricia – Early Childhood Education Journal, 2017
This empirical study explored the home environment literacy practices of young Latino English learners and their families. The participants were 217 incoming Kindergarten Latino EL students and parents. The data collection included a completed HLEQ by the parents. In addition, children were administered the PPVT, the preLAS, the PALS-K screening,…
Descriptors: Emergent Literacy, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Hispanic Americans
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Hoffman, Emily Brown; Whittingham, Colleen E. – Early Childhood Education Journal, 2017
Using a convergent parallel mixed methods design, this study considered the early literacy and language environments actualized by childcare providers and parents of young children (ages 3-5) living in one large urban community in the United States of America. Both childcare providers and parents responded to questionnaires and participated in…
Descriptors: Neighborhoods, Emergent Literacy, Mixed Methods Research, Urban Areas
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Wood, Eileen; Grant, Amy K.; Gottardo, Alexandra; Savage, Robert; Evans, Mary Ann – Early Childhood Education Journal, 2017
The primary goal of this research was to extend our understanding of the strengths and weaknesses inherent in online and offline early literacy software programs designed for young learners. A taxonomy of reading skills was used to contrast online software with offline closed system (compact disc) based programs with respect to number of skills…
Descriptors: Young Children, Courseware, Emergent Literacy, Comparative Analysis
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Cavanaugh, Dena M.; Clemence, Kimberly J.; Teale, Mikaila M.; Rule, Audrey C.; Montgomery, Sarah E. – Early Childhood Education Journal, 2017
This study explored the effects of literacy-rich sociodramatic guided play on kindergarten student literacy performance and behavior. Kindergarten students of varying socioeconomic status attending two elementary schools in the same school district participated in this repeated measures, counterbalanced design study. Students received the mandated…
Descriptors: Elementary School Students, Emergent Literacy, Reading Tests, Reading Fluency
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