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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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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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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