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Moffatt, Lyndsay; Heydon, Rachel; Iannacci, Luigi – Journal of Early Childhood Literacy, 2019
Reading aloud to children is a ubiquitous practice in early childhood settings. While there are many recommendations for how educators should conduct these experiences, little research in the past decade has examined how read-alouds are actually accomplished. Using anthropological and sociological theories of learning, literacy and research, our…
Descriptors: Kindergarten, Young Children, Reading Aloud to Others, Reading Instruction
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Harrison, Eugene; McTavish, Marianne – Journal of Early Childhood Literacy, 2018
Children today are growing up in a digital world that is changing and advancing at an unprecedented rate. While some adults may struggle to keep up with new technological gadgets, we find our very young may be quite at ease with the use of digital technologies, even before learning to speak. This study builds on a foundation of family literacy…
Descriptors: Infants, Toddlers, Language Acquisition, Native Language
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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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Di Santo, Aurelia; Timmons, Kristy; Pelletier, Janette – Journal of Early Childhood Literacy, 2016
The present study examined how a six-week family literacy programme contributed to supporting the efforts 12 mothers living in a residential shelter were making to foster their preschool children's literacy development. We compared pre- and post-programme interviews to explore whether the mothers applied the literacy strategies discussed in the…
Descriptors: Program Effectiveness, Mothers, Family Literacy, Homeless People
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Pantaleo, Sylvia – Journal of Early Childhood Literacy, 2016
One of the purposes of the classroom-based research featured in this article was to explore how the ongoing development of young children's understanding of elements of visual art and design would affect their comprehension, interpretation and analysis of the artwork in a selection of picturebooks. Social semiotics, multimodality, sociocultural…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Public Schools, Elementary School Students, Primary Education
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McKee, Lori L.; Heydon, Rachel M. – Journal of Early Childhood Literacy, 2015
This exploratory case study considered the opportunities for print literacy learning within multimodal ensembles that featured art, singing and digital media within the context of an intergenerational programme that brought together 13 kindergarten children (4 and 5 years) with seven elder companions. Study questions concerned how reading and…
Descriptors: Printed Materials, Literacy Education, Kindergarten, Multimedia Instruction
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Collier, Diane R. – Journal of Early Childhood Literacy, 2015
Everyday cultural resources that originate outside school offer possibilities for multimodal creativity and identity play, as children consume, transform and produce multimodal texts. In this study, Kyle, a boy in elementary school, fluidly performed social identities and engaged in playful and parodic rescripting of identities and resources from…
Descriptors: Masculinity, Athletics, Elementary School Students, Males
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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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Naqvi, Rahat; McKeough, Anne; Thorne, Keoma; Pfitscher, Christina – Journal of Early Childhood Literacy, 2013
The effectiveness of dual-language book reading in culturally and linguistically diverse classrooms is largely uncontested. Yet there are repeated calls for more research to determine how this resource can be used more broadly and effectively by teachers, especially in emergent-literacy learning contexts. In the present study we analysed…
Descriptors: Emergent Literacy, Culturally Relevant Education, Language Usage, Childrens Literature
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Hare, Jan – Journal of Early Childhood Literacy, 2012
This research draws on the reflections from group discussions with indigenous families and interviews with early childhood educators and community stakeholders from five First Nations reserve communities in Canada whose young children participate in the national aboriginal Head Start On Reserve (AHSOR) programme. The purpose of the study was to…
Descriptors: Indigenous Populations, Outcomes of Education, Stakeholders, Literacy Education
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Nichols, Sue – Journal of Early Childhood Literacy, 2011
An ecological approach, emphasizing the importance of understanding multiple contexts for learning, underpins this study of libraries as activity spaces for young children's literacy participation. Five libraries serving a diversity of communities were the subject of ethnographic investigation incorporating participant observation, visual…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Young Children, Emergent Literacy, Libraries
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McTavish, Marianne – Journal of Early Childhood Literacy, 2009
This article investigates the intersection between the in-school information literacy practices and out-of-school (i.e. home and community) information literacy practices of a third grade student and examines how this intersection may be contributing to his overall literacy learning. Data collected from field notes; observations of in-school and…
Descriptors: Information Literacy, Grade 3, Case Studies, Alignment (Education)
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Pantaleo, Sylvia – Journal of Early Childhood Literacy, 2009
This article examines the writing of three Grade 3 students and discusses how these girls drew upon their symbolic tools, specifically those developed as a result of their experiences with particular kinds of texts. The students were participants in a multifaceted study that explored Grades 3 and 4 students' understandings of and responses to…
Descriptors: Grade 3, Reading Skills, Writing Skills, Elementary School Students
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Taylor, Lisa K.; Bernhard, Judith K.; Garg, Suchi; Cummins, Jim – Journal of Early Childhood Literacy, 2008
This article reports on a qualitative case study involving pedagogical innovations grounded in culturally and linguistically inclusive approaches to curriculum. In this project, kindergarten children were supported in collaboratively authoring Dual Language Identity Texts. Our findings suggest that as family and teacher conceptions of literacy…
Descriptors: Kindergarten, Teaching Methods, Bilingualism, Case Studies
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Kim, Ji Eun; Anderson, Jim – Journal of Early Childhood Literacy, 2008
The purpose of this study was to (1) compare mother-child interactions in three contexts: shared reading with a book in a traditional print format, with an electronic book in a CD-ROM format, and with an electronic book in a video clip format; (2) compare mother-child interactions with a three-year-old and a seven-year-old; and (3) compare…
Descriptors: Mothers, Parent Child Relationship, Books, Electronic Publishing
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