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Bingham, Gary E.; Culatta, Barbara; Hall-Kenyon, Kendra M. – Journal of Research in Childhood Education, 2016
This study examined teachers' implementation of an early literacy intervention, Systematic and Engaging Early Literacy (SEEL), on kindergarten children's development of early literacy skills. One hundred forty-nine kindergarten children (102 treatment) across six classrooms participated in this study. Results reveal that children who received SEEL…
Descriptors: Kindergarten, Emergent Literacy, Classroom Techniques, Educational Practices
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Wilkerson, Trena L.; Cooper, Susan; Gupta, Dittika; Montgomery, Mark; Mechell, Sara; Arterbury, Kristin; Moore, Sherrie; Baker, Betty Ruth; Sharp, Pat T. – Journal of Research in Childhood Education, 2015
This study examines the effect varying models have on student understanding of fractions. The study addressed the question of what students know and understand about fractional concepts through the use of discrete and continuous models. A sample of 54 students in kindergarten and 3rd grade were given an interview pretest, participated in…
Descriptors: Investigations, Mathematics, Mathematical Models, Elementary School Mathematics
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Ryan, Andrew M. – Journal of Research in Childhood Education, 2007
Three meta-analytic studies have shown that bilingual education is an effective method for teaching students who are English language learners. However, there is limited evidence of the effectiveness of bilingual education in preschool. This study used multiple years of data from the Manchester (New Hampshire) Even Start program and relevant…
Descriptors: Control Groups, Bilingual Education, Second Language Learning, Program Effectiveness
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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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Brabham, Edna G.; Murray, Bruce A.; Bowden, Shelly Hudson – Journal of Research in Childhood Education, 2006
This study compared literacy learning for kindergartners as 12 teachers read 10 popular alphabet books aloud, emphasizing meanings or phonemes, and used centers for independent practice with an alphabet book on audiotape or CD-ROM over a period of four weeks. Researchers taught half the teachers to read the books with an emphasis on phonemes…
Descriptors: Orthographic Symbols, Phonemes, Alphabets, Reading Instruction