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Orizaba Lorena, Gorman Brenda K., Fiestas Christine E., Bingham Gary E., Terry Nicole Patton, April, 2020
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Purpose: The purpose of this study was to examine narrative language samples of Spanish-speaking preschoolers to analyze changes in microstructural and macrostructural skills in their first language (L1) from fall to spring, relationships between…
Barnes Erica Marie, Grifenhagen Jill F., Dickinson David K., March, 2020
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In this study we sought to identify profiles of talk during Head Start preschool mealtime conversations involving teachers and students. Videos of 44 Head Start classrooms' lunch interactions were analyzed for the ratio of teacher–child talk and…
Barnes Erica Marie, Dickinson David K., October, 2017
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Research Findings: This study examines lexical- and sentence-level dimensions of academic language to describe teachers' natural use of academic language and its association with vocabulary growth in 489 at-risk 4-year-olds enrolled in Head Start…
Barnes Erica Marie, Dickinson David K., July, 2017
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We examined the relations between teachers' use of comments during book reading sessions in preschool classrooms and the vocabulary growth of children with low and moderately low language ability. Using data from a larger randomized controlled trial…
Barnes Erica Marie, Dickinson David K., Grifenhagen Jill F., 2017
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This study described the commenting practices of Head Start teachers, and the relationship of comments to the expressive and receptive vocabulary growth of children with below-the-mean language ability across one year of preschool. Participants…
Lund Emily (Emily Ann), Werfel Krystal L., Schuele C. Melanie, February, 2015
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This pilot study compared the phonological awareness skills and vocabulary performance of English monolingual and Spanish-English bilingual children with and without hearing loss. Preschool children with varying degrees of hearing loss (n = 18) and…
Dubasik Virginia L., Svetina Dubravka, October, 2014
Reports & Papers
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The purposes of the present study were to (a) explore the relationship between parent and teacher reports of children's bilingual (Spanish-English) productive vocabulary and (b) examine similarities and differences among parent-teacher reports. Word…
MCG (Michael Cohen Group, LLC), 26 July, 2013
Reports & Papers
The overall objective of this RCT study is to evaluate the educational effectiveness of the Pocoyo PlaySets in supporting English language learning among primarily Spanish-speaking preschool children. The specific objectives of this study are to…
Hindman Annemarie H., Wasik Barbara A., June, 2013
Reports & Papers
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In the current study, we employed the 2006 cohort of the large-scale, nationally representative, Head Start Family and Child Experiences (FACES) dataset to construct a snapshot of vocabulary instruction and learning in high-poverty preschools.…
Hindman Annemarie H., Erhart Amber C., Wasik Barbara A., September, 2012
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A study of the impact of ExCELL (Exceptional Coaching for Early Language and Literacy), a professional development intervention for Head Start teachers, on the vocabulary gap between children with higher and lower initial vocabulary skill levels,…
Dickinson David K., Golinkoff Roberta M., Hirsh-Pasek Kathy, May, 2010
Other
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A critique of the National Early Literacy Panel report's limited emphasis on the relationship between oral language and both early and later reading competencies including comprehension
Peterson Shira May, French Lucia, Q3 2008
Reports & Papers
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A study of explanatory dialog between teachers and children during science activities in two Head Start classrooms using the ScienceStart! curriculum
Dale Philip S., Jenkins Joseph R., Mills Paulette E., Cole Kevin N., 2005
Reports & Papers
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A longitudinal study comparing the effects of two different early intervention preschool curricula (Direct Instruction and Mediated Learning) on participants' cognitive and academic achievements at ages 12 and 16
Wasik Barbara H., Bond Mary Alice, 2001
Reports & Papers
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An article on the effects of an interactive reading intervention on the language skills of preschool children.
Crain-Thoreson Catherine, Dale Philip S., 1999
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An examination of the impact of shared book reading with parents and/or teachers on children with language delays