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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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Reyes, Iliana – Journal of Early Childhood Literacy, 2006
This article explores the ways in which young emergent bilingual children begin to develop literacy in two languages, Spanish and English. Three case studies of four-year-old Mexican-background children and their families living in southern Arizona are presented from a qualitative socio-psycholinguistic perspective. The children's home and…
Descriptors: Emergent Literacy, Bilingualism, Young Children, Spanish