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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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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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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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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