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Gettinger, Maribeth; Stoiber, Karen C. – Reading Psychology, 2012
Early childhood educators working within a Response to Intervention (RTI) framework are concerned with monitoring children's progress to make appropriate adjustments to their teaching to promote language and literacy development. A curriculum-based approach can be effective in helping teachers to maximize the quality of universal instruction for…
Descriptors: Early Childhood Education, Research Needs, Preschool Children, Response to Intervention
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Christ, Tanya; Wang, X. Christine – Reading Psychology, 2011
Our qualitative literature review of 31 published studies found that (a) three major approaches are used in early childhood classrooms to support children's vocabulary learning--exposing children to advanced words, providing direct word-meaning instruction, and employing mixed-method interventions; (b) these practices support children's learning…
Descriptors: Vocabulary, Children, Early Childhood Education, Vocabulary Development
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Pentimonti, Jill M.; Zucker, Tricia A.; Justice, Laura M. – Reading Psychology, 2011
The present study describes preschool read-alouds in terms of the types of texts to which children are exposed. The methods involved analyzing the genre and instructional foci of 426 titles read by 13 teachers throughout an entire academic year. Additionally, associations between teacher characteristics and texts teachers read in their classrooms…
Descriptors: Teacher Characteristics, Reading Aloud to Others, Preschool Teachers, Nursery Rhymes
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Brown, Danielle D.; Lile, Jacquelyn; Burns, Barbara M. – Reading Psychology, 2011
The current study examined the role of basic language skills for individual differences in preschoolers' understanding of causal connections. Assessments of basic language skills, expressive vocabulary, phonological processing, and receptive language comprehension were examined in relation to the production of causal connections in a storytelling…
Descriptors: Comprehension, Preschool Children, Receptive Language, Language Skills
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Macaruso, Paul; Rodman, Alyson – Reading Psychology, 2011
Two studies examined the efficacy of using computer-assisted instruction (CAI) to supplement a phonics-based reading curriculum for preschoolers and kindergartners in an urban public school system. The CAI programs provided exercises in phonological awareness and basic phonics skills. We compared treatment classes using CAI with control classes…
Descriptors: Phonics, Computer Assisted Instruction, Phonological Awareness, Scores
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Mesmer, Heidi Anne E.; Lake, Karen – Reading Psychology, 2010
Concept of word is a pivotal developmental insight that is reflected when preliterate learners are able to repeat a line of print and accurately point to the words while saying them (finger-point reading) and relocate a specific word within that line (word finding). Several studies have shown that letter knowledge, phonemic skills, one-to-one…
Descriptors: Syllables, Beginning Reading, Young Children, Preschool Children
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Leung, Cynthia B. – Reading Psychology, 2008
This study explored 3- and 4-year-old children's development of scientific vocabulary from participation in repeated interactive read-aloud events and retellings of three informational picture books about light and color, followed by hands-on science activities. Thirty-two children attending a YWCA preschool were matched by age and general…
Descriptors: Science Activities, Picture Books, Hands on Science, Scores
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Horner, Sherri L. – Reading Psychology an international quarterly, 2004
This study investigated the effects of observational learning on preschoolers' use of a questioning technique, attention to print, and knowledge of the alphabet. Preschoolers who observed a model ask questions asked more questions during a shared book episode than did children who did not observe a model ask questions. Children who observed a…
Descriptors: Preschool Children, Learning Strategies, Prereading Experience, Alphabets
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Ramos-Sanchez, Jose Luis; Cuadrado-Gordillo, Isabel – Reading Psychology an international quarterly, 2004
This article presents the results of a quasi-experimental study of whether there exists a causal relationship between spoken language and the initial learning of reading/writing. The subjects were two matched samples each of 24 preschool pupils (boys and girls), controlling for certain relevant external variables. It was found that there was no…
Descriptors: Phonemes, Foreign Countries, Preschool Children, Emergent Literacy
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Justice, Laura M.; Invernizzi, Marcia; Geller, Karly; Sullivan, Amie K.; Welsch, Jodi – Reading Psychology an international quarterly, 2004
A total of 2,161 4- to 5-year-old children were administered seven criterion-referenced early literacy tasks as part of statewide screening. Tasks included measures of alphabet knowledge, print knowledge, concept of word, name writing, rhyme awareness, beginning sound awareness, and verbal memory. Five-year-old children outperformed 4-year-old…
Descriptors: Rhyme, Whites, Emergent Literacy, Effect Size