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Nevo, Einat; Vaknin-Nusbaum, Vered; Gambrell, Linda – Journal of Research in Childhood Education, 2019
The current research examined age differences and developmental aspects associated with children's early motivation to read at the beginning and the end of the school year for 119 Hebrew speakers in kindergarten and 1st grade. Analyses showed that overall motivation to read was higher among 1st-graders than among kindergartners. In addition,…
Descriptors: Reading Motivation, Kindergarten, Young Children, Grade 1
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Usai, Maria Carmen; Viterbori, Paola; Traverso, Laura – Journal of Research in Childhood Education, 2018
This longitudinal study aimed to identify specific executive function (EF) profiles in 5-year-old children and to examine the association between these profiles and later math achievement. Six EF measures were administered to 175 children who were then tested in Grades 1 and 3 on math tasks. Using a cluster analysis, four EF profiles were…
Descriptors: Executive Function, Mathematics Instruction, Grade 1, Grade 3
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Palacios, Natalia – Journal of Research in Childhood Education, 2017
This study uses the Early Childhood Longitudinal Study-Kindergarten Cohort to examine the influence that teachers and classrooms have on children's short- and long-term reading achievement trajectories throughout the elementary school years. The analytic sample in the 1st grade is 16,604 children nested within 5,029 teachers, the 3rd-grade sample…
Descriptors: Reading Achievement, Children, Longitudinal Studies, Surveys
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Ankrum, Julie; Genest, Maria; Morewood, Aimee – Journal of Research in Childhood Education, 2017
The purpose of this article is to provide a description of contrasting discourse patterns during small-group reading instruction. The authors report on case studies conducted in two 1st-grade classrooms in different school districts in Pennsylvania. Small-group reading instruction was observed over the course of one year in each classroom, and…
Descriptors: Discourse Analysis, Individualized Instruction, Reading Instruction, Small Group Instruction
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Jeppsson, Fredrik; Frejd, Johanna; Lundmark, Frida – Journal of Research in Childhood Education, 2017
This study focuses on investigating how students make use of their bodily experiences in combination with infrared (IR) cameras, as a way to make meaning in learning about heat, temperature, and friction. A class of 20 primary students (age 7-8 years), divided into three groups, took part in three IR camera laboratory experiments. The qualitative…
Descriptors: Grade 1, Elementary School Students, Photography, Heat
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Russell, Beth S.; Lee, Jungeun Olivia; Spieker, Susan; Oxford, Monica L. – Journal of Research in Childhood Education, 2016
The current longitudinal study used data from the National Institute of Child Health and Human Development (NICHD) Study of Early Child Care and Youth Development (SECCYD) to examine a model of development that emphasizes early caregiving environments as predictors of social emotional competence (including classroom competence). This path analysis…
Descriptors: Elementary School Students, Early Childhood Education, Grade 1, Parenting Styles
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Edwards, Oliver W.; Taub, Gordon E. – Journal of Research in Childhood Education, 2016
Research indicates the primary difference between strong and weak readers is their phonemic awareness skills. However, there is no consensus regarding which specific components of phonemic awareness contribute most robustly to reading comprehension. In this study, the relationship among sound blending, sound segmentation, and reading comprehension…
Descriptors: Phonemic Awareness, Reading Comprehension, African American Students, Charter Schools
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Fayez, Merfat; Ahmad, Jamal Fathi; Oliemat, Enass – Journal of Research in Childhood Education, 2016
The purpose of this study was to explore the beliefs of Jordanian kindergarten and 1st-grade teachers regarding six child-based dimensions of school readiness: academic knowledge, basic thinking skills, socioemotional maturity, physical well-being and motor development, self-discipline, and communication skills. Questionnaires were used to collect…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Kindergarten, Grade 1, Teacher Attitudes
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Vu, Jennifer A.; Locke, Jill J. – Journal of Research in Childhood Education, 2014
This study characterized the social network roles and peer relationship features of early elementary school-age children from kindergarten to 2nd grade. Children were asked to identify who they liked and did not like to play with and peer groups who played together from their classroom. Consistent with the literature, we found similar patterns for…
Descriptors: Social Networks, Peer Relationship, Elementary School Students, Kindergarten
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DeLuca, Christopher; Hughes, Scott – Journal of Research in Childhood Education, 2014
Within the current standards-based framework of early primary education, teachers must negotiate the integration of assessment with traditional, developmental orientations to teaching and learning. The purpose of this qualitative study was to examine teachers' approaches to early primary assessment within five different school contexts: public,…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Elementary Education, Educational Assessment, Elementary School Teachers
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Ihmeideh, Fathi Mahmoud; Shawareb, Aseel Akram – Journal of Research in Childhood Education, 2014
Parenting styles are known to have a powerful influence on child development, and as such they can significantly influence children's Internet use. The purpose of this study is to examine the Internet parenting style of Jordanian parents and their perspectives on their children's Internet use. Children's Internet use was evaluated in terms of four…
Descriptors: Internet, Parenting Styles, Child Rearing, Access to Computers
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Holmqvist Olander, Mona; Nyberg, Eva – Journal of Research in Childhood Education, 2014
This study aims to describe how the learning study model can be used to improve lesson design and children's learning outcomes by enabling them to perceive and define the critical aspects of the object of learning, guided by variation theory. Three lesson designs were used with three groups of children (A = 24, B = 13, C = 14) from two schools.…
Descriptors: Curriculum Design, Elementary School Mathematics, Teaching Methods, Mathematics Instruction
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Manfra, Louis; Dinehart, Laura H. B.; Sembiante, Sabrina F. – Journal of Research in Childhood Education, 2014
This study explores the effects of counting objects and reciting numbers in preschool on 1st-grade math performance. Data on 3,125 low-income preschoolers' (4-to 5-year-olds) counting abilities (orally reciting numerals in chronological order and counting blocks) were collected during a fall session (between September 15 and December 15) and were…
Descriptors: Preschool Children, Grade 1, Elementary School Students, Low Income Groups
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Bingham, Gary E.; Patton-Terry, Nicole – Journal of Research in Childhood Education, 2013
Early literacy intervention programs are predicated on the understanding that children's early literacy performance in preschool is one of the most important early predictors of subsequent school success. As the largest U.S.-funded early literacy intervention program, Early Reading First (ERF) sought to advance the language and literacy…
Descriptors: Grade 1, Kindergarten, Elementary School Students, Emergent Literacy
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Kidd, Julie K.; Carlson, Abby G.; Gadzichowski, K. Marinka; Boyer, Caroline E.; Gallington, Debbie A.; Pasnak, Robert – Journal of Research in Childhood Education, 2013
A test of the effectiveness of patterning instruction was conducted with 140 first-graders. First, 383 first-graders from 20 classes were screened on a patterning test. The eight in each class who scored worst were given individual 15-minute lessons on patterning or reading or mathematics or social studies three times weekly for a period of 6 1/2…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Grade 1, Elementary School Students, Instructional Effectiveness
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