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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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Martin, Linda E.; Kragler, Sherry – Journal of Research in Childhood Education, 2012
The purpose of this study was to examine how 28 kindergartners in two half-day classrooms from a rural midwestern school monitored and self-regulated their understanding of texts (fiction and nonfiction) while reading. Three different interviews (fall, early spring, and late spring) were conducted while the children read from one of two…
Descriptors: Reading Comprehension, Nonfiction, Reading Instruction, Fiction
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Goldstein, Lisa S. – Journal of Research in Childhood Education, 2007
The purposes of kindergarten have been changing rapidly in the United States. Kindergarten teachers are facing many new demands; in addition to meeting children's needs across all developmental domains, they must also move their young students toward mastery of a variety of mandated academic skills. This article presents findings from a recent…
Descriptors: Kindergarten, Preschool Teachers, Teaching Methods, Teacher Attitudes