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Zadunaisky Ehrlich, Sara – Journal of Early Childhood Literacy, 2019
Paradigmatic literacy features refer to ways of thinking and using language associated with academic-scientific discourse or written language. They are intimately bound up with education and appear in their emergent forms, mainly in conversations with adult partners. The present qualitative study investigates whether, and in which ways,…
Descriptors: Persuasive Discourse, Peer Relationship, Discourse Analysis, Language Usage
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Britsch, Susan – Journal of Early Childhood Literacy, 2019
This paper presents initial findings from a project that explored the use of digital cameras by preschool children in classroom science investigations. Children's science experience was viewed through a multimodal, social semiotic lens. A qualitative approach to data analysis was used to track and codify the visual choices made by the child…
Descriptors: Photography, Preschool Children, Science Instruction, Inquiry
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Beneke, Margaret R.; Cheatham, Gregory A. – Journal of Early Childhood Literacy, 2019
Reading literature to engage young children in critical discussions about race -- and how it impacts their daily lives -- is a promising practice. This study examined how two teachers and eight young children talked about skin colour as they read books about racial diversity, and the extent to which participation structures and conversational…
Descriptors: Race, Preschool Education, Preschool Teachers, Preschool Children
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Harmey, Sinéad; D'Agostino, Jerome; Rodgers, Emily – Journal of Early Childhood Literacy, 2019
The purpose of this paper is (1) to report on the design of the early writing observational writing rubric designed to observe and describe change over time in the writing of children emerging into conventional literacy (ages 6-7) within an instructional setting and (2) to investigate the initial reliability and validity of the rubric. We used an…
Descriptors: Writing Evaluation, Scoring Rubrics, Test Validity, Test Reliability
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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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Whittingham, Colleen E.; Hoffman, Emily Brown; Rumenapp, Joseph C. – Journal of Early Childhood Literacy, 2018
This research presents reflections from focus group discussions with childcare providers and parents of preschoolers in one African American community situated within a large Midwestern city in the United States. The purpose of this study was to examine parents' and childcare providers' conceptions of literacy and language related to school…
Descriptors: African American Children, Black Dialects, Language Usage, Parents
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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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Zapata, Angie; Sánchez, Lenny; Robinson, Ariel – Journal of Early Childhood Literacy, 2018
The purpose of this study was to examine how young children and their teacher constructed literary meaning through engagement with postmodern picturebooks. We framed our enquiry around Langer's Envisionment Building theory and specifically examined how young children formed meaning as they moved through Langer's five stances during and after text…
Descriptors: Postmodernism, Picture Books, Teacher Student Relationship, Literacy
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Walsh, Rosalind L.; Hodge, Kerry A. – Journal of Early Childhood Literacy, 2018
A review of 20 experimental, shared book reading (SBR) interventions using questioning strategies with preschool children was conducted. The studies were analyzed in terms of their quality, focus, and the questioning strategies employed. Although there were few methodological concerns about the studies conducted, treatment fidelity and…
Descriptors: Intervention, Experimental Groups, Thinking Skills, Skill Development
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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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Sawyer, Brook E.; Cycyk, Lauren M.; Sandilos, Lia E.; Hammer, Carol S. – Journal of Early Childhood Literacy, 2018
Given the need to enhance the academic language and early literacy skills of young children from low-income homes and the importance of the home literacy environment in supporting children's development, the purpose of this qualitative study was to better understand the home literacy environment of low-income African-American and Latino mothers of…
Descriptors: Mother Attitudes, Low Income, Family Literacy, Academic Discourse
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Swain, Jon; Cara, Olga; Mallows, David – Journal of Early Childhood Literacy, 2017
This paper reports findings from a mixed methods research project in 2011, which set out to examine the extent and nature of father and child shared home reading practices. There was a particular focus on exploring fathers' perceptions of their role in reading with their child, aged five years old. The research was commissioned by Booktrust and…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Fathers, Reading Aloud to Others, Preschool Children
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Neumann, Michelle M.; Neumann, David L. – Journal of Early Childhood Literacy, 2017
Young children living in technology-based communities are using touch-screen tablets (e.g. iPads) to engage with the digital world at an early age. The intuitive touch-screen interface, easily downloadable apps (applications) and mobility of tablets drive their increasing popularity with pre-schoolers. This review examines research to date on…
Descriptors: Educational Technology, Technology Uses in Education, Preschool Children, Emergent Literacy
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