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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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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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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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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