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Britsch, Susan – Journal of Early Childhood Literacy, 2019
This paper presents initial findings from a project that explored the use of digital cameras by preschool children in classroom science investigations. Children's science experience was viewed through a multimodal, social semiotic lens. A qualitative approach to data analysis was used to track and codify the visual choices made by the child…
Descriptors: Photography, Preschool Children, Science Instruction, Inquiry
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Beneke, Margaret R.; Cheatham, Gregory A. – Journal of Early Childhood Literacy, 2019
Reading literature to engage young children in critical discussions about race -- and how it impacts their daily lives -- is a promising practice. This study examined how two teachers and eight young children talked about skin colour as they read books about racial diversity, and the extent to which participation structures and conversational…
Descriptors: Race, Preschool Education, Preschool Teachers, Preschool Children
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Acevedo, María V. – Journal of Early Childhood Literacy, 2019
Children's life experiences can position their exploration of global cultural communities within early childhood classrooms. Some early childhood educators, however, are concerned that many young children do not have direct experience of global cultures and thus believe that differences between cultural practices will be confusing to young…
Descriptors: Play, Cultural Awareness, Early Childhood Education, Preschool Teachers
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Nevo, Einat; Vaknin-Nusbaum, Vered – Journal of Early Childhood Literacy, 2018
The effectiveness of a short interactive storybook-reading intervention programme delivered by a kindergarten teacher to develop language and print-concept skills was examined in 30 Hebrew-speaking kindergarten children exhibiting different levels of emergent literacy skills. Post-intervention, the intervention group showed a clear advantage over…
Descriptors: Childrens Literature, Books, Kindergarten, Semitic Languages
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Zapata, Angie; Sánchez, Lenny; Robinson, Ariel – Journal of Early Childhood Literacy, 2018
The purpose of this study was to examine how young children and their teacher constructed literary meaning through engagement with postmodern picturebooks. We framed our enquiry around Langer's Envisionment Building theory and specifically examined how young children formed meaning as they moved through Langer's five stances during and after text…
Descriptors: Postmodernism, Picture Books, Teacher Student Relationship, Literacy
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Moses, Annie M.; Golos, Debbie B.; Roemen, Brynn; Cregan, Gabrielle E. – Journal of Early Childhood Literacy, 2018
Children, from birth, acquire literacy within various contexts, including in early childhood educational settings. In the United States, there has been renewed attention from the public, the government and educators to increase the quality of early childhood education. Particular focus has been on settings serving children who are at risk for of…
Descriptors: Emergent Literacy, Deafness, Hearing (Physiology), Preschool Teachers
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Clasen, Line Engel; Jensen de López, Kristine – Journal of Early Childhood Literacy, 2017
Several early literacy programmes have documented their effectiveness in enhancing children's early literacy and language development. Despite recent interest in implementing evidence-based programmes, only a few studies have set out to capture the implementation process of early literacy programmes as seen from the programme users' perspectives.…
Descriptors: Emergent Literacy, Foreign Countries, Literacy Education, Child Care Centers
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Tolentino, Efleda Preclaro; Lawson, Lauren – Journal of Early Childhood Literacy, 2017
Teacher research yields a plethora of insights about creating a meaningful curriculum for children. In this article, we describe the experience of preschool children who participated in Kindergarten Club, a space that afforded them opportunities to shift roles from being preschoolers to being kindergarteners. Kindergarten Club became a catalyst…
Descriptors: Preschool Children, Preschool Education, Emergent Literacy, Beginning Reading
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Wohlwend, Karen E.; Peppler, Kylie A.; Keune, Anna; Thompson, Naomi – Journal of Early Childhood Literacy, 2017
Two approaches to materiality (i.e. mediated discourse and agential realism) are compared to explore their usefulness in tracking literacies in action and artefacts produced during a play and design activity in a preschool makerspace. Mediated discourse analysis has relied on linguistic framing and social semiotics to make sense of multimodality.…
Descriptors: Preschool Education, Shared Resources and Services, Discourse Analysis, Play
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Harwood, Debra; Collier, Diane R. – Journal of Early Childhood Literacy, 2017
Children's intra-actions with the natural world offer an important lens to revisit notions of literacies. They allow for a decentring of humans--here children--as actors. Also, forest schools and nature-based learning programmes are increasingly erupting across North America, although more commonplace in Europe for a longer period. In this…
Descriptors: Natural Resources, Outdoor Education, Story Telling, Preschool Children
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Schick, Adina R.; Melzi, Gigliana – Journal of Early Childhood Literacy, 2016
This study examined literacy practices in the homes of 127 low-income Latino preschoolers enrolled in bilingual preschool classrooms. Specifically, we investigated the print-related practices that Latino primary caregivers engaged in with their preschool-aged children at the start of the school year and explored the relation between these…
Descriptors: Literacy Education, Low Income Groups, Hispanic Americans, Preschool Children
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Soltero-González, Lucinda; Butvilofsky, Sandra – Journal of Early Childhood Literacy, 2016
This qualitative study investigated the progression in the biliterate levels of conceptualization about writing in Spanish and English of 28 simultaneous bilingual preschoolers. Using a constructivist framework, a holistic bilingual and translanguaging perspective, this qualitative study examined the children's understanding of the nature of…
Descriptors: Preschool Children, Bilingualism, Qualitative Research, Writing (Composition)
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Rowe, Deborah Wells; Miller, Mary E. – Journal of Early Childhood Literacy, 2016
This paper reports the findings of a two-year design study exploring instructional conditions supporting emerging, bilingual/biliterate, four-year-olds' digital composing. With adult support, children used child-friendly, digital cameras and iPads equipped with writing, drawing and bookmaking apps to compose multimodal, multilingual eBooks…
Descriptors: Handheld Devices, Telecommunications, Technology Uses in Education, Electronic Publishing
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Paciga, Kathleen A. – Journal of Early Childhood Literacy, 2015
This study sought to determine the relationship among student- and task-level variables at play in the digital storybook listening experiences of 130 English-speaking preschoolers at risk of reading failure. Specifically, this study investigated the relationship among the (1) features of computer-based electronic storybooks, (2) preschoolers'…
Descriptors: Preschool Children, Listening Comprehension, Story Reading, Picture Books
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Schick, Adina – Journal of Early Childhood Literacy, 2015
The current study explored the preschool classroom environment as an important context for supporting dual-language learning Latino children's development of emergent literacy skills. The results of the study showed that teachers in Spanish-English bilingual preschool classrooms varied in the way they shared wordless picture books with the…
Descriptors: Preschool Children, Preschool Education, Bilingualism, Hispanic American Students
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