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Chao, Xia; Ma, Xiufang – Journal of Early Childhood Literacy, 2019
Grounded in the perspectives of language socialization and transnational habitus, this one-year ethnographic case study explores two middle-class Chinese sojourner families' educational, bilingual and biliterate practices after their arrival in the U.S. It addresses the process that their middle childhood children experienced, from the excitement…
Descriptors: Bilingualism, Literacy, Social Isolation, Socialization
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Nam, Kyung Min – Journal of Early Childhood Literacy, 2018
Although many young children become literate within an environment in which different writing systems exist, there is little research on what children know about different writing systems and how they understand and develop them when they are learning more than one simultaneously. This qualitative study discusses how Korean EFL (English as a…
Descriptors: Alphabets, Phoneme Grapheme Correspondence, Written Language, Language Classification
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Hu, Ran; Liu, Xiaoming; Zheng, Xun – Journal of Early Childhood Literacy, 2018
This qualitative study examined three bilingual children's (aged 2, 3 and 4) meaning making and storytelling in relation to five wordless picture books over a period of 10 weeks. Guided by the Gradual Release of Responsibility Model the children were asked to read each book through four stages in both English and Chinese: I Read You Listen, I Read…
Descriptors: Picture Books, Bilingualism, Age Differences, Language Usage
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Bengochea, Alain; Sembiante, Sabrina F.; Gort, Mileidis – Journal of Early Childhood Literacy, 2018
In this case study, situated in a preschool classroom within an early childhood Spanish/English dual language programme, we examine how an emergent bilingual child engages with multimodal resources to participate in sociodramatic play discourses. Guided by sociocultural and critical discourse perspectives on multimodality, we analysed ways in…
Descriptors: Bilingualism, Play, Second Language Learning, Code Switching (Language)
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Wagner, Christopher J. – Journal of Early Childhood Literacy, 2018
This study explores the interplay between early reading, identity and bilingualism. Reading identities, or understandings about what reading is and whom one is as a reader, have been linked to reading achievement and the development of reading skills. Only a small portion of the overall research on reading identities has included dual language…
Descriptors: Bilingualism, Preschool Children, Observation, Correlation
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Durán, Leah – Journal of Early Childhood Literacy, 2018
This research describes the biliteracy learning of young bilingual children in an English as a Second Language classroom. In particular, it explores factors influencing their biliteracy in a context that provided systematic and formalized instruction only in English. Using a holistic perspective on bilingualism and sociocultural theories of…
Descriptors: Bilingualism, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction
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Alvarez, Adriana – Journal of Early Childhood Literacy, 2018
This qualitative study examines Mexican-American emerging bilingual children's depictions of their lives in the form of written narratives and drawings as a window into their own understandings and interpretations of social contexts and life experiences. Narratives that include drawings were collected once a month in a first grade classroom during…
Descriptors: Cultural Background, Bilingualism, Qualitative Research, Mexican Americans
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Lee, Young Ju – Journal of Early Childhood Literacy, 2017
Three Korean children, whose English reading test scores were comparably lower than their peers' and who showed a tendency to withdraw from class activities or resist texts, participated in a reading tutoring programme in South Korea. By reflecting on the three students' interactions with an English text, the current paper argues that resistant…
Descriptors: Critical Literacy, Reading Tests, Scores, Literacy Education
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Bernstein, Katie A. – Journal of Early Childhood Literacy, 2017
This paper explores the idea that young children's emergent literacy practices can be tools for mediating peer interaction, and that, therefore, literacy, even in its earliest stages, can support oral language development, particularly for emergent bilinguals. The paper draws on data collected during a year-long ethnographic study of 11 Nepali-…
Descriptors: Bilingualism, Emergent Literacy, Language Acquisition, Second Language Learning
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Kim, So Jung – Journal of Early Childhood Literacy, 2016
In spite of the emphasis on the importance of social contexts in children's literacy development, there is still a startling scarcity of studies examining the role of peer relationships in preschool bilinguals' literary practices. This qualitative case study investigates how peer relationships and interactions among preschool, Korean-English…
Descriptors: Role, Peer Relationship, Preschool Children, Bilingualism
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Reyes, Iliana; Da Silva Iddings, Ana Christina; Feller, Nayalin – Journal of Early Childhood Literacy, 2016
The purpose of this study was to examine how preservice teachers, from a funds of knowledge perspective, in a community-based early childhood teacher preparation programme learned about the language and (bi)literacy development of young English emergent bilinguals. Through a series of in-depth home observations their early childhood education…
Descriptors: Student Diversity, Preservice Teachers, Early Childhood Education, Emergent Literacy
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Forey, Gail; Besser, Sharon; Sampson, Nicholas – Journal of Early Childhood Literacy, 2016
It has long been established that parents play a key role in educational achievement. In this paper, we examine parental involvement in children's foreign language learning and the goal of finding ways to support families as they help their children to acquire a foreign language. The study investigated the ways in which Hong Kong families do and…
Descriptors: Parent Participation, Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, Workshops
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Baird, Ashley Simpson; Kibler, Amanda; Palacios, Natalia – Journal of Early Childhood Literacy, 2015
This case study examines one Honduran immigrant family's community of practice during home literacy events. Data include field notes and audio and video recordings from six weeks of in-home observations. Coding and discourse analysis are used to analyse talk-in-interaction in order to understand how the family engages in literacy events. Family…
Descriptors: Bilingualism, Family Relationship, Case Studies, Immigrants
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Chan, Lydia L. S.; Sylva, Kathy – Journal of Early Childhood Literacy, 2015
While there have been reviews over the past decade of studies examining second-language (L2) acquisition and also emergent literacy development, these related bodies of knowledge have not generally been considered together in relation to the education of very young English-language learners. This paper attempts to do so in a selective manner by…
Descriptors: Emergent Literacy, Second Language Learning, Environmental Influences, Family Environment
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Lucero, Audrey – Journal of Early Childhood Literacy, 2014
Research suggests that teachers need to scaffold emergent bilingual students as they develop the complex language associated with school success. This may especially be true in dual language settings, where children are learning two languages simultaneously. In this study, therefore, I investigate the linguistic scaffolding practices of…
Descriptors: Emergent Literacy, Scaffolding (Teaching Technique), Bilingualism, Academic Discourse
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