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Timmons, Kristy – Journal of Research in Childhood Education, 2019
This research examines the influence of educator and child expectations on children's self-regulation, early reading, and vocabulary outcomes over two time points. Thirty educators (15 early childhood educators [ECEs] and 15 teachers) and 149 kindergarten children participated in the research. The educators participated in an expectation ranking…
Descriptors: Expectation, Kindergarten, Self Management, Early Reading
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Neitzel, Carin; Alexander, Joyce M.; Johnson, Kathy E. – Journal of Research in Childhood Education, 2016
This study investigated children's interest-based activities in the home during the preschool years and their subsequent academic self-regulation behaviors in school. Children's home activities were tracked for 1 year prior to kindergarten entry. Based on their profiles of activities, children (109) were assigned to one of four interest groups:…
Descriptors: Metacognition, Kindergarten, Profiles, Creativity
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Roskos, Kathleen A.; Sullivan, Shannon; Simpson, Danielle; Zuzolo, Nicole – Journal of Research in Childhood Education, 2016
Using a theory of affordances, this study examines the introduction of e-books into the early literacy environment as resources that can increase children's opportunity for learning vocabulary. Added value was observed under conditions of (1) book browsing, (2) instruction, and (3) a print-only condition. A total of 33 4-year-olds (18 boys, 15…
Descriptors: Electronic Publishing, Books, Emergent Literacy, Value Added Models
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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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White, Kelley Mayer – Journal of Research in Childhood Education, 2016
The current study is one of the first to investigate children's perceptions of quality in teacher-child relationships using a narrative measure. It is also one of the first studies to investigate how the child's report is associated with the teacher's report and with an observer's report of quality in teacher-child interactions. Participants…
Descriptors: Teacher Student Relationship, Student Attitudes, Early Childhood Education, Affective Behavior
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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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Sage, Kara D.; Baldwin, Dare – Journal of Research in Childhood Education, 2015
Past research has established that children typically learn better from live demonstrations than from two-dimensional (2D) media. In the present set of experiments, we investigated the efficacy of a new 2D learning medium-the self-paced slideshow. A primary goal was to determine whether the "video deficit effect" extended to self-paced…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Educational Technology, Preschool Children, Demonstrations (Educational)
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Dove, Meghan Kicklighter; Neuharth-Pritchett, Stacey; Wright, David W.; Wallinga, Charlotte – Journal of Research in Childhood Education, 2015
This study examined the relationship between parental involvement routines and former Head Start children's literacy outcomes. Former Head Start children (n = 3, 808) from the National Head Start/Public School Transition Demonstration Research Project comprised the sample. Family routines and literacy outcomes in kindergarten were examined,…
Descriptors: Parent Participation, Emergent Literacy, Research Projects, Preschool Children
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Han, Jisu; Neuharth-Pritchett, Stacey – Journal of Research in Childhood Education, 2015
This study examined interactions between preschool children and parents during shared book reading by analyzing parental self-report data. Using confirmatory factor analytic procedures and structural equation modeling, this study developed a scale measuring meaning-related and print-related reading interactions and examined their associations with…
Descriptors: Preschool Children, Parent Child Relationship, Reading Aloud to Others, Reading Skills
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Hustedt, Jason T. – Journal of Research in Childhood Education, 2015
This study further extends scaffolding research to mother-child dyads (N = 51) in poverty, examining relationships between maternal scaffolding and 4-year-old Head Start children's own later scaffolding behaviors. At Time 1, experimental group children received maternal scaffolding during problem-solving tasks, whereas control group children…
Descriptors: Parent Child Relationship, Mothers, Preschool Children, Scaffolding (Teaching Technique)
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Sullivan, Jeremy R.; Winter, Suzanne M.; Sass, Daniel A.; Svenkerud, Nicole – Journal of Research in Childhood Education, 2014
Many tests provide users with several different types of scores to facilitate interpretation and description of students' performance. Common examples include raw scores, age- and grade-equivalent scores, and standard scores. However, when used within the context of assessing growth among young children, these scores should not be interchangeable…
Descriptors: Young Children, Child Development, Scores, Raw Scores
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Mandel, Eliana; Osana, Helena P.; Venkatesh, Vivek – Journal of Research in Childhood Education, 2013
This study evaluated the effects of Adapted Reciprocal Teaching (ART) on the receptive and expressive flight-word vocabulary of 1st-grade students. During ART, classroom interactions produced narrative contexts within which students assumed responsibility for applying new flight words in personally meaningful ways. Students in the control group…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Reciprocal Teaching, Reading Instruction, Story Reading
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Roskos, Kathleen; Burstein, Karen – Journal of Research in Childhood Education, 2011
Broad-stroke approaches to vocabulary teaching in preschool include effective instructional elements, yet may be too ill-structured to affect the vocabulary learning of children experiencing serious delays. Using a formative research approach, this study examines the design potential of a supplemental vocabulary instruction technique that…
Descriptors: Control Groups, Early Reading, Vocabulary, Vocabulary Development
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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