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Evans, Walter; Harris, Paulette; Sethuraman, Sankara; Thiruvaiyaru, Dharma; Pendergraft, Elizabeth; Cliett, Karen; Cato, Valerie – Journal of Research in Childhood Education, 2016
An innovative DVD of classic nursery rhymes and stories empowered at-risk kindergarten children to control in the home when and how much they listen, promoting better listening, reading, and overall literacy comprehension skills. Coupled with modest teacher training, and limited use in the classroom, the DVD generated dramatic vocabulary growth in…
Descriptors: Young Children, Poverty, Family Environment, Reading Habits
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Kelley, Michael F.; Roe, Mary; Blanchard, Jay; Atwill, Kim – Journal of Research in Childhood Education, 2015
This investigation examined the influence of varying levels of Spanish receptive vocabulary and phonemic awareness ability on beginning English vocabulary, phonemic awareness, word reading fluency, and reading comprehension development across kindergarten through second grade. The 80 respondents were Spanish speaking children with no English…
Descriptors: Phonemic Awareness, Emergent Literacy, Reading Improvement, Reading Fluency
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Adams, Gary; Cathers, Steve; Swezey, James; Haskins, Tara – Journal of Research in Childhood Education, 2012
This article is a response to "Dynamic Indicators of Basic Early Literacy Skills (DIBELS): A Tool for Evaluating Student Learning?" by Kamii and Manning (2005). The intent of their study was to evaluate how DIBELS and a writing test predict reading achievement, which was measured by scores on the Slosson Oral Reading Test (SORT) as well…
Descriptors: Reading Achievement, Writing Tests, Reading Tests, Emergent Literacy
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Martin, Kathleen; Emfinger, Kay; Snyder, Scott; O'Neal, Marcia – Journal of Research in Childhood Education, 2007
This paper presents results of Year 2 of an Early Reading First project in a low-income, primarily African American community. Goals of Early Reading First include preparing at-risk preschoolers for school success. This project provided professional development, classroom coaching, books, and materials in support of a literacy-focused preschool…
Descriptors: Early Reading, Kindergarten, Emergent Literacy, Intervention
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Harlin, Rebecca P. – Journal of Research in Childhood Education, 2007
This issue features seven studies that address affective as well as academic educational outcomes. The first article incorporates teachers' perceptions of the role of technology in supporting English language learners' writing. The second article highlights results for two cohorts of young children served by an Early Reading First program at…
Descriptors: Intervention, Early Reading, Outcomes of Education, Second Language Learning