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Kuchirko, Yana; Tamis-LeMonda, Catherine S.; Luo, Rufan; Liang, Eva – Journal of Early Childhood Literacy, 2016
Developmental changes in the questions mothers asked during book-sharing interactions with their preschool children and associations between mothers' questions and children's narrative contributions were examined. Children and mothers from ethnically diverse backgrounds (African American, Dominican and Mexican) were video-recorded sharing the…
Descriptors: Mothers, Parent Child Relationship, Story Reading, Preschool Children
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Rowe, Deborah Wells; Miller, Mary E. – Journal of Early Childhood Literacy, 2016
This paper reports the findings of a two-year design study exploring instructional conditions supporting emerging, bilingual/biliterate, four-year-olds' digital composing. With adult support, children used child-friendly, digital cameras and iPads equipped with writing, drawing and bookmaking apps to compose multimodal, multilingual eBooks…
Descriptors: Handheld Devices, Telecommunications, Technology Uses in Education, Electronic Publishing
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Dinehart, Laura H. – Journal of Early Childhood Literacy, 2015
Early fine motor writing skills are quickly becoming recognized as an important school readiness skill associated with later academic success (Dinehart and Manfra, 2013; Grissmer et al., 2010; Son and Meisels, 2006). Yet, little is known about the development of handwriting, the extent to which it is of value in the early childhood classroom and…
Descriptors: Early Childhood Education, Handwriting, Educational Research, Literature Reviews
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Tarc, Aparna Mishra – Journal of Early Childhood Literacy, 2015
My paper situates literacy in the pre-symbolic implications of the maternal relation. Turning to child psychoanalysis, particularly Melanie Klein's theories of infancy and symbolization, my paper discusses the role the child's inner life plays in her engagements with literacy. Citing cases of second language learning, I pose literacy as…
Descriptors: Literacy, Child Psychology, Teaching Methods, Educational Practices
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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.; Rucker, Tara Gutshall; Kirchhofer, Jessica M. – Journal of Early Childhood Literacy, 2015
This article is based on research in a United States second-grade classroom during a multimodal literacy workshop. Observing students working with tissue paper, foam board, string, pipe cleaners and other materials, we asked how is intra-activity with materials, time and space influencing literacy learning in Room 203? While the research…
Descriptors: Grade 2, Elementary School Students, Literacy Education, Manipulative Materials
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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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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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Timmons, Kristy; Pelletier, Janette – Journal of Early Childhood Literacy, 2015
This study examined how parents' own learning affected their support for their children in a school-based Family Literacy Programme. Seventy-two children in junior kindergarten (4-year-olds) and senior kindergarten (5-year-olds) and their parents participated in the programme; complete data were available for 52 parents. Comparisons of pre- and…
Descriptors: Family Literacy, Family Programs, Program Effectiveness, Parent Education
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Tomlinson, Michelle M. – Journal of Early Childhood Literacy, 2015
Two classrooms of diverse 5-year-old children were set the task of exploring ways of realising music invention through the semiotic import of composing resources. In both a rural and an inner-urban setting in Australia, children demonstrated syncretism in bilingual practices in communication. Visual multimodal analysis demonstrated how children…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Young Children, Rural Schools, Urban Schools
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Schick, Adina – Journal of Early Childhood Literacy, 2015
The current study explored the preschool classroom environment as an important context for supporting dual-language learning Latino children's development of emergent literacy skills. The results of the study showed that teachers in Spanish-English bilingual preschool classrooms varied in the way they shared wordless picture books with the…
Descriptors: Preschool Children, Preschool Education, Bilingualism, Hispanic American Students
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Flewitt, Rosie; Messer, David; Kucirkova, Natalia – Journal of Early Childhood Literacy, 2015
In this paper, we discuss how iPads offer innovative opportunities for early literacy learning but also present challenges for teachers and children. We lent iPads to a Children's Centre nursery (3- to 4-year-olds), a primary school reception class (4- to 5-year-olds) and a Special School (7- to 13-year-olds), discussed their potential uses with…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Handheld Devices, Educational Technology, Technology Integration
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Hvit, Sara – Journal of Early Childhood Literacy, 2015
The present study originates in an interest in toddlers' spontaneous literacy activities and Swedish preschool practice. The curriculum for Swedish preschool (National Agency for Education, 2011b) clearly states that preschools should work on the basis of a holistic view of the child and that activities should be both enjoyable and based on…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Preschool Teachers, Toddlers, Literacy Education
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Ioannidou, Elena – Journal of Early Childhood Literacy, 2015
The current paper examines teaching practices in three first-grade primary classrooms (age range from five years and nine months old to six years and nine months old) in Greek Cypriot public schools, exploring whether the wider changes in critical literacy education declared on a policy level are influencing classroom literacy practices. Greek…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Teaching Methods, Elementary Education, Grade 1
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McKee, Lori L.; Heydon, Rachel M. – Journal of Early Childhood Literacy, 2015
This exploratory case study considered the opportunities for print literacy learning within multimodal ensembles that featured art, singing and digital media within the context of an intergenerational programme that brought together 13 kindergarten children (4 and 5 years) with seven elder companions. Study questions concerned how reading and…
Descriptors: Printed Materials, Literacy Education, Kindergarten, Multimedia Instruction
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