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Hong, Huili – Journal of Early Childhood Literacy, 2019
This article provides a unique lens for understanding young children's poetry writing. It focuses on defamiliarization as a cultural tool and practice to engage students' imagination, playfulness, creativity and aesthetic experience into their poetry writing and to experience the world differently and aesthetically. The research aims of this…
Descriptors: Poetry, Writing (Composition), Imagination, Play
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Acevedo, María V. – Journal of Early Childhood Literacy, 2019
Children's life experiences can position their exploration of global cultural communities within early childhood classrooms. Some early childhood educators, however, are concerned that many young children do not have direct experience of global cultures and thus believe that differences between cultural practices will be confusing to young…
Descriptors: Play, Cultural Awareness, Early Childhood Education, Preschool Teachers
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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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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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Worthington, Maulfry; van Oers, Bert – Journal of Early Childhood Literacy, 2017
This study builds on recent research into young children's pretend play. Social literacy practices and events in which children engaged were investigated to reveal features of their meaning making. Drawing on Vygotsky's view of the social nature of symbol use and writing, it stresses the significance of cultural and social features of meanings and…
Descriptors: Play, Imagination, Social Influences, Cultural Influences
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Hackett, Abigail; Somerville, Margaret – Journal of Early Childhood Literacy, 2017
This paper examines the potential of posthumanism to enable a reconceptualisation of young children's literacies from the starting point of movement and sound in the more-than-human world. We propose movement as a communicative practice that always occurs as a more complex entanglement of relations within more-than-human worlds. Through our…
Descriptors: Literacy, Young Children, Humanism, Movement Education
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Wohlwend, Karen E.; Peppler, Kylie A.; Keune, Anna; Thompson, Naomi – Journal of Early Childhood Literacy, 2017
Two approaches to materiality (i.e. mediated discourse and agential realism) are compared to explore their usefulness in tracking literacies in action and artefacts produced during a play and design activity in a preschool makerspace. Mediated discourse analysis has relied on linguistic framing and social semiotics to make sense of multimodality.…
Descriptors: Preschool Education, Shared Resources and Services, Discourse Analysis, Play
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Boldt, Gail M.; Leander, Kevin – Journal of Early Childhood Literacy, 2017
In this article, we think through six-year-old Mike's play with Lego and with his father, using Deleuze and Guattari's concept of the break. For Deleuze and Guattari, the break is thought about in relation to impersonal flows of desire that are always everywhere at work and to the refrain, which we describe as materials and energies organized into…
Descriptors: Play, Young Children, Toys, Emergent Literacy
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Harwood, Debra; Collier, Diane R. – Journal of Early Childhood Literacy, 2017
Children's intra-actions with the natural world offer an important lens to revisit notions of literacies. They allow for a decentring of humans--here children--as actors. Also, forest schools and nature-based learning programmes are increasingly erupting across North America, although more commonplace in Europe for a longer period. In this…
Descriptors: Natural Resources, Outdoor Education, Story Telling, Preschool Children
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Thiel, Jaye Johnson; Jones, Stephanie – Journal of Early Childhood Literacy, 2017
Drawing on our documentation of transforming an informal learning centre (the Playhouse) in a multilingual, working-class neighbourhood, this paper presents significant and deliberate material-discursive changes at the Playhouse that produced unpredictable shifts in belongings among young children. More specifically, this paper entwines our…
Descriptors: Young Children, Literacy, Race, Social Class
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Campano, Gerald; Ngo, Lan; Low, David E.; Bartow Jacobs, Katrina – Journal of Early Childhood Literacy, 2016
This article, part of a four-year research partnership with a multilingual faith community and its school, explores what happened when we invited young children in an aftercare program to inquire into the university from their perspectives. Through a sociocultural literacy framework and realist theories of identity and experience, we examine the…
Descriptors: Young Children, Childhood Attitudes, Educational Attitudes, Universities
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Black, Rebecca W.; Korobkova, Ksenia; Epler, Alexandra – Journal of Early Childhood Literacy, 2014
This paper examines the ways in which Mattel's "Barbie Girls" and "Xtractaurs," online sites aimed at girls and boys of six years of age and up, respectively, offer markedly distinct literate and semiotic resources for their young users. Analysis focuses on the multimodal layers of meaning and the mediating tools,…
Descriptors: Play, Interaction, Content Analysis, Web Sites
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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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Pataki, Kristen W.; Metz, Alexia E.; Pakulski, Lori – Journal of Early Childhood Literacy, 2014
Purpose: This study examined whether theme-related play increased subsequent engagement in storybook reading in preschool children with typical hearing and with hearing loss. Method: This study employed a counterbalanced experimental design. In all sessions, participants engaged in free play first and then were read a storybook. In the…
Descriptors: Preschool Children, Hearing Impairments, Play, Learner Engagement
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Kristoffersen, Ann Elise; Simonsen, Eva – Journal of Early Childhood Literacy, 2014
This article reports on a study of literacy practices in a Norwegian preschool where deaf and hearing children are enrolled in the same group and where communication is based on both sign language and spoken language. The aim of the study was to explore pathways to literacy for young deaf children within this setting. Our implicit assumption is…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Preschool Children, Preschool Teachers, Deafness
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