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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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Milburn, Trelani F.; Hipfner-Boucher, Kathleen; Weitzman, Elaine; Greenberg, Janice; Pelletier, Janette; Girolametto, Luigi – Journal of Early Childhood Literacy, 2017
Preschool children begin to represent spoken language in print long before receiving formal instruction in spelling and writing. The current study sought to identify the component skills that contribute to preschool children's ability to begin to spell words and write their name. Ninety-five preschool children (mean age = 57 months) completed a…
Descriptors: Spelling, Oral Language, Vocabulary Development, Expressive Language
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Paciga, Kathleen A. – Journal of Early Childhood Literacy, 2015
This study sought to determine the relationship among student- and task-level variables at play in the digital storybook listening experiences of 130 English-speaking preschoolers at risk of reading failure. Specifically, this study investigated the relationship among the (1) features of computer-based electronic storybooks, (2) preschoolers'…
Descriptors: Preschool Children, Listening Comprehension, Story Reading, Picture Books
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Leacox, Lindsey; Jackson, Carla Wood – Journal of Early Childhood Literacy, 2014
This study examined preschool and kindergarten English language learners (ELLs) attending a migrant summer programme and their vocabulary word learning during both adult-read and technology-enhanced repeated readings. In a within-subject design, 24 ELLs (four to six years old) engaged in repeated readings in a control and a treatment condition. In…
Descriptors: English Language Learners, English (Second Language), Second Language Instruction, Vocabulary
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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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Roskos, Kathleen A.; Christie, James F. – Journal of Early Childhood Literacy, 2011
Research on the relationship between play and early literacy flourished in the 1990s but slowed to a trickle at the start of the new millennium. As we see it, play-literacy research is stuck in a theoretical and methodological rut. Two promising conceptual frameworks--connectionist and dynamic systems theories--can supply the thrust needed to get…
Descriptors: Play, Emergent Literacy, Child Development, Correlation
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Kim, Young-Suk; Kang, Jennifer Y.; Pan, Barbara Alexander – Journal of Early Childhood Literacy, 2011
This study examined relationships between the spontaneous utterances of pre-kindergarteners (mean age = 5 years and 1 month) from low-income families during joint bookreading and their story retelling skills. Parent-child joint bookreading sessions (N = 62 dyads) and child story retelling sessions (N = 46) were videotaped. Results showed that…
Descriptors: Language Usage, Low Income Groups, Reading Aloud to Others, Correlation
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Roskos, Kathleen A.; Christie, James F.; Widman, Sarah; Holding, Allison – Journal of Early Childhood Literacy, 2010
In this literature review, we examined 30 years of play-literacy inquiry through a quantitative lens in order to identify, assemble and summarize studies of sufficient methodological strength to form a corpus of research that encourages meta-analytic thinking. First, a multi-phase search of the literature was conducting yielding 192 studies that…
Descriptors: Play, Effect Size, Emergent Literacy, Teaching Methods
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Kaderavek, Joan N.; Pakulski, Lori A. – Journal of Early Childhood Literacy, 2007
The current study explored literacy interest or orientation of pre-school children with hearing impairment during mother-child story book interactions. Twelve pre-schoolers with varying types and levels of hearing impairment were observed during mother-child home book reading and toy play. Story books included both narrative and manipulative book…
Descriptors: Toys, Play, Preschool Children, Hearing Impairments