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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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Compton-Lilly, Catherine; Kim, Jieun; Quast, Erin; Tran, Sarah; Shedrow, Stephanie – Journal of Early Childhood Literacy, 2019
In the past, physical barriers such as geography and distance limited global communication. In this paper, we explore how young children in immigrant families engage in transnational literacy practices. Specifically, we explore the transnational funds of knowledge that result from those experiences. This three-year longitudinal collective case…
Descriptors: Immigrants, Literacy, Longitudinal Studies, Case Studies
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Kosko, Karl W.; Zimmerman, Belinda S. – Journal of Early Childhood Literacy, 2019
Recent educational policy documents have encouraged engaging students in mathematical argumentation via discussion and writing. Most recently in the U.S., the Common Core State Standards recommend that children "construct viable arguments and critique the reasoning of others." One often advocated means of engaging students in this…
Descriptors: Content Area Writing, Elementary School Mathematics, Persuasive Discourse, Writing (Composition)
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Reutzel, Pamela; Mohr, Kathleen A. J.; Jones, Cindy D. – Journal of Early Childhood Literacy, 2019
Previous research has demonstrated correlation between letter-naming and letter-writing fluency, and a relationship between letter-naming fluency and successful reading development. Awareness of critical features of letters has received less attention as a part of handwriting development, but it is theorized to also play a role in letter-writing…
Descriptors: Alphabets, Handwriting, Recognition (Psychology), Young Children
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Nevo, Einat; Vaknin-Nusbaum, Vered – Journal of Early Childhood Literacy, 2018
The effectiveness of a short interactive storybook-reading intervention programme delivered by a kindergarten teacher to develop language and print-concept skills was examined in 30 Hebrew-speaking kindergarten children exhibiting different levels of emergent literacy skills. Post-intervention, the intervention group showed a clear advantage over…
Descriptors: Childrens Literature, Books, Kindergarten, Semitic Languages
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Snow, Marianne; Eslami, Zohreh R.; Park, Jeong Hyun – Journal of Early Childhood Literacy, 2018
Despite the rising number of linguistically diverse students in countries where English is the primary medium of instruction in schools, there is a relative lack of research on how these students learn to write in English and respond to common classroom literacy practices. One practice found in early childhood classrooms is literacy-enriched play,…
Descriptors: English Language Learners, Toys, Play, Writing (Composition)
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Rogers, Rebecca; Labadie, Meredith – Journal of Early Childhood Literacy, 2018
Literacy researchers often include young children in the research process. Yet discussions about the complexities of gaining and keeping assent are often missing in research reports. In this paper, we report on our attempts to make the assent process, a typical requirement for Institutional Review Boards, an educative experience for children in a…
Descriptors: Critical Literacy, Young Children, Educational Research, Kindergarten
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Zhang, Qilong – Journal of Early Childhood Literacy, 2017
A sociocultural approach to emergent literacy and growing concerns over the de-emphasis on literacy of the New Zealand early childhood education curriculum "Te Whariki" call for locally situated emergent literacy programmes co-constructed by teachers, parents and children. While teachers' approach to emergent literacy takes centre stage…
Descriptors: Emergent Literacy, Sociocultural Patterns, Foreign Countries, Qualitative Research
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Tolentino, Efleda Preclaro; Lawson, Lauren – Journal of Early Childhood Literacy, 2017
Teacher research yields a plethora of insights about creating a meaningful curriculum for children. In this article, we describe the experience of preschool children who participated in Kindergarten Club, a space that afforded them opportunities to shift roles from being preschoolers to being kindergarteners. Kindergarten Club became a catalyst…
Descriptors: Preschool Children, Preschool Education, Emergent Literacy, Beginning Reading
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Kervin, Lisa; Turbill, Jan; Harden-Thew, Kathryn – Journal of Early Childhood Literacy, 2017
The face of early childhood education continues to change. In Australia, the national early childhood guidelines, "Early Years Learning Framework" (2009) and the "National Quality Framework" have articulated and defined the work of early years' educators in a range of areas, including literacy. Both frameworks state that their…
Descriptors: Early Childhood Education, Emergent Literacy, Literacy Education, Foreign Countries
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Leonard, Alison E.; Hall, Anna H.; Herro, Danielle – Journal of Early Childhood Literacy, 2016
This paper explores dance as literacy. Specifically, it examines qualitative case study research findings and student examples from a dance artist-in-residence that explored curricular content using dance as its primary mode of enquiry and expression. Throughout the residency, students constructed meaning through their dance experiences in dynamic…
Descriptors: Case Studies, Qualitative Research, Literacy, Kindergarten
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Rogers, Rebecca; Labadie, Meredith; Pole, Kathryn – Journal of Early Childhood Literacy, 2016
One of the tensions in conducting participatory literacy research with young children is finding the balance between protection and voice. In this paper, we describe how we sought to create participant-centred research techniques within the evolving design of a yearlong action research study with kindergarten students. Through weekly classroom…
Descriptors: Literacy Education, Young Children, Student Participation, Research Methodology
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Meyer, Lori E.; Ostrosky, Michaelene M.; Yu, SeonYeong; Favazza, Paddy C.; Mouzourou, Chryso; van Luling, Lisa; Park, Hyejin – Journal of Early Childhood Literacy, 2016
Teachers often recommend that families engage their children in shared book reading to support literacy learning at home. When teachers purposefully provide families with home literacy activities there are benefits for everyone involved. The purpose of this article is to report the findings of a study that examined parental participation and…
Descriptors: Kindergarten, Learning Centers (Classroom), Parent Participation, Parent Attitudes
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Yoon, Haeny S. – Journal of Early Childhood Literacy, 2015
In contemporary kindergarten classrooms, children's literacy abilities are often assessed by tests used to determine a child's "readiness" for school. Readiness often means letter identification, phonemic awareness, letter-writing, and other functions related to language mechanics. This paper investigates the assessment tools (both…
Descriptors: Kindergarten, School Readiness, Learning Readiness, Student Evaluation
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Kuby, Candace R; Vaughn, Margaret – Journal of Early Childhood Literacy, 2015
This cross-case qualitative study draws on poststructural notions of identity to explore the relationship between multimodal literacies of young children and their becoming identities. Although research focuses on the products or texts of multiliteracies, more research is needed to examine shifting identities in the process of students creating.…
Descriptors: Young Children, Empowerment, Multiple Literacies, Qualitative Research
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