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Peterson, Debra S. – Journal of Early Childhood Literacy, 2019
The purpose of this article is to describe higher order talk and writing about text with seven and eight year old students. Much research has been conducted with intermediate and secondary students but less is known about higher order thinking with primary grade students. Participants in this study included all second and third grade teachers and…
Descriptors: Learner Engagement, Elementary School Students, Questioning Techniques, Thinking Skills
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Compton-Lilly, Catherine; Kim, Jieun; Quast, Erin; Tran, Sarah; Shedrow, Stephanie – Journal of Early Childhood Literacy, 2019
In the past, physical barriers such as geography and distance limited global communication. In this paper, we explore how young children in immigrant families engage in transnational literacy practices. Specifically, we explore the transnational funds of knowledge that result from those experiences. This three-year longitudinal collective case…
Descriptors: Immigrants, Literacy, Longitudinal Studies, Case Studies
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Kosko, Karl W.; Zimmerman, Belinda S. – Journal of Early Childhood Literacy, 2019
Recent educational policy documents have encouraged engaging students in mathematical argumentation via discussion and writing. Most recently in the U.S., the Common Core State Standards recommend that children "construct viable arguments and critique the reasoning of others." One often advocated means of engaging students in this…
Descriptors: Content Area Writing, Elementary School Mathematics, Persuasive Discourse, Writing (Composition)
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Kuby, Candace R; Rucker, Tara Gutshall; Darolia, Laura H. – Journal of Early Childhood Literacy, 2017
This manuscript focuses on agency from a posthumanist stance. For so long, educators' definitions of agency have focused solely on people. As we read more on posthuman ideas of agency, we were also reading Deleuze and Guattari's work on philosophy and concepts. These two bodies of scholarship intra-acted with each other to create newness of ideas…
Descriptors: Grade 2, Writing Assignments, Personal Narratives, Video Technology
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Song, Kwangok – Journal of Early Childhood Literacy, 2016
Building on the research on translanguaging practices in classrooms (e.g. García, 2009; Sayer, 2011) and immigrant families' literacy practices (e.g. Gregory et al., 2004; Li, 2006), this qualitative study explores the nature of translanguaging practices of four Korean bilingual children and their families in home literacy events. Participant…
Descriptors: Translation, Bilingualism, Family Environment, Language Usage
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Kuby, Candace R.; Rucker, Tara Gutshall; Kirchhofer, Jessica M. – Journal of Early Childhood Literacy, 2015
This article is based on research in a United States second-grade classroom during a multimodal literacy workshop. Observing students working with tissue paper, foam board, string, pipe cleaners and other materials, we asked how is intra-activity with materials, time and space influencing literacy learning in Room 203? While the research…
Descriptors: Grade 2, Elementary School Students, Literacy Education, Manipulative Materials
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Kuby, Candace R; Vaughn, Margaret – Journal of Early Childhood Literacy, 2015
This cross-case qualitative study draws on poststructural notions of identity to explore the relationship between multimodal literacies of young children and their becoming identities. Although research focuses on the products or texts of multiliteracies, more research is needed to examine shifting identities in the process of students creating.…
Descriptors: Young Children, Empowerment, Multiple Literacies, Qualitative Research
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McTavish, Marianne – Journal of Early Childhood Literacy, 2014
What do young children do with the literacies they have learned at school? This article reexamines traditional notions of literacy by documenting a second grade child's literacy practices in school and out-of-school contexts. Data collected included field notes, interviews, observations of school and out-of-school literacy practices, and artefacts…
Descriptors: Grade 2, Elementary School Students, Reading Habits, Interviews
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Falchi, Lorraine T.; Axelrod, Ysaaca; Genishi, Celia – Journal of Early Childhood Literacy, 2014
This paper draws data from a 5-year ethnographic study of young multilingual (Mixteco/Spanish/English) children in their early childhood classrooms. In this paper, we focus on two of the children and their distinctive paths as they develop language and literacy. Using a sociocultural and multimodal theoretical framework we examine how these two…
Descriptors: Multilingualism, Early Childhood Education, Literacy, Ethnography
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Souto-Manning, Mariana – Journal of Early Childhood Literacy, 2013
Historically, US schools have failed multicultural and multilingual children of colour and marginalized expansive conceptualizations of home and community literacy practices. Given the importance of fully inclusive education, this article seeks to understand the ways in which young multilingual and multicultural children take up issues of…
Descriptors: Multilingualism, Multiracial Persons, Cultural Differences, Inclusion
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Brown, Joel; Kim, Koomi; Ramirez, Kathleen O'Brien – Journal of Early Childhood Literacy, 2012
This article examines how a second-grader demonstrates that reading is not about decoding letters and words in linear order but is a more complex activity involving the reader's decisions with respect to several aspects of their knowledge of their language and how comprehension is key to transacting with texts. The paper observes and documents the…
Descriptors: Grade 2, Low Achievement, Reading Achievement, Scores
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Rogers, Rebecca; Elias, Martille – Journal of Early Childhood Literacy, 2012
A wealth of research demonstrates that as young children acquire literacy they also approximate literate roles and relationships. Such literate identifications, or storied selves, are complex, sometimes contradictory and under construction for young people. Less research has focused on "how" young children's storied selves are…
Descriptors: Young Children, Discourse Analysis, Identification, Literacy
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Powell, Rebecca; Mcintyre, Ellen; Rightmyer, Elizabeth – Journal of Early Childhood Literacy, 2006
Why are children off task? What is going on in classrooms where a majority of children are off task? In this study we analyzed primary-grade classroom literacy instruction in which there was considerable off-task behavior. Using Turner and Paris's frame for understanding student motivation in the classroom, we analyzed 73 activity settings where…
Descriptors: Reading Instruction, Student Motivation, Reading Motivation, Literacy Education
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Li, Guofang – Journal of Early Childhood Literacy, 2006
Although Chinese has become the third largest mother tongue in both Canada and the USA, Chinese/English biliteracy development has received little attention in educational research. This article explores three Chinese-Canadian first and second graders' biliteracy (Chinese/English reading and writing) and trilingual (Mandarin, Cantonese, and…
Descriptors: Multilingualism, Chinese, Language Dominance, Immigrants
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Larson, Joanne; Gatto, Lynn Astarita – Journal of Early Childhood Literacy, 2004
This article describes one urban classroom and the language and literacy practices jointly constructed by a veteran urban teacher, Lynn Gatto, and her 3rd grade students. Drawing from two ethnographic studies of Gattos 2nd-4th grade looped classroom, we argue that Gatto and her students use the interplay between strategies and tactics (De Certeau,…
Descriptors: Grade 3, Ethnography, Urban Schools, Student Attitudes