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Hepburn, Emma; Egan, Bridget; Flynn, Naomi – Journal of Early Childhood Literacy, 2010
Sharing storybooks with babies increases their future achievements in literacy, especially in reading (Hall, 2001; Moore and Wade, 1997, 2003; Scarborough et al., 1991; Wade and Moore, 1998; Wells, 1985). This study, focusing on case studies of two 20-month-old children, attempts to identify the role the storybook plays in children's vocabulary…
Descriptors: Infants, Young Children, Picture Books, Sharing Behavior
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Flynn, Naomi – Journal of Early Childhood Literacy, 2007
This article presents observations and discussion of the successful teaching of English to pupils, in English primary schools, for whom English is an additional language (EAL). It draws on research in Year 2 (6-7-year old) classes in three inner-city primary schools carried out in 2003 and 2005. Three recognized, effective teachers of literacy…
Descriptors: Teacher Effectiveness, Emergent Literacy, Principals, English (Second Language)