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Mavilidi Myrto-Foteini, Okely Anthony D., Chandler Paul, Paas Fred, December, 2016
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
In this intervention study, we investigated the effects of physical activities that were integrated into a geography task on preschool children's learning performance and enjoyment. Eight childcare centers with 87 four-to-five-year-old children were…
Kascak Ondrej, Pupala Branislav, Mbugua Tata J., November, 2016
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
The school system in the Slovak Republic, as in other post-communist countries, was first reformed at the beginning of the 1990s. It was not until 2008, when an education law was adopted to set out new parameters for creating a national curriculum…
Dennis Lindsay R., Whalon Kelly, Kraut Lisa, Herron Deborah, September, 2016
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
This study examined the effects of an adapted alternating treatments design (AATD) consisting of teacher-facilitated and iPad-facilitated instruction on at-risk preschool children's vocabulary. Instruction was provided on 42 verbs, divided equally…
Buysse Virginia, Peisner-Feinberg Ellen S., Soukakou Eleni P., Fettig Angel, Schaaf Jennifer M., Burchinal Margaret, Q3 2016
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
Two studies evaluated Recognition & Response (R&R)--an instructional system consisting of formative assessment, foundational instruction, and targeted small-group lessons designed for use with pre-kindergarteners. Study 1 involved 174 four-…
Pollard-Durodola Sharolyn D., Gonzalez Jorge E., Saenz Laura M., Soares Denise A., Resendez Nora, Kwok Oi-man, Davis Heather S., Zhu Leina, Q3 2016
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
This study was designed to experimentally examine the effects of content-based shared book reading instruction on the vocabulary development of Spanish-speaking preschool children who were learning English as a second language. Using shared book…
Language and Reading Research Consortium, Johanson Megan, Arthur Ann M., June, 2016
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
Background Improving children's oral language skills is an important focus of educational research and practice; however, relatively few interventions have demonstrated impacts on these skills. This work makes a unique contribution to our…
Lyster Solveig-Alma Halaas, Lervag Arne Olav, Hulme Charles, June, 2016
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
We evaluated the effect of morphological awareness training delivered in preschool (8 months before school entry) on reading ability at the end of grade 1 and 5 years later (in Grade 6). In preschool, one group of children received morphological…
Neuman Susan B., Kaefer Tanya, Pinkham Ashley M., June, 2016
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
This study examined the efficacy of a shared book-reading approach to integrating literacy and science instruction. The purpose was to determine whether teaching science vocabulary using information text could improve low-income preschoolers' word…
Greenwood Charles R., Carta Judith J., Kelley Elizabeth S., Guerrero Gabriela, Kong Na Young, Atwater Jane, Goldstein Howard, June, 2016
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In 2013, Spencer, Goldstein, Sherman, et al. reported the promising effects of a supplemental, technology-assisted, storybook intervention (Tier 2) containing embedded instruction targeting the oral language learning of preschool children at risk…
Goldstein Howard, Kelley Elizabeth S., Greenwood Charles R., McCune Luke, Carta Judith J., Atwater Jane, Guerrero Gabriela, McCarthy Tanya, Schneider Naomi Jean Bell, Spencer Trina D., June, 2016
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
Purpose: We investigated a small-group intervention designed to teach vocabulary and comprehension skills to preschoolers who were at risk for language and reading disabilities. These language skills are important and reliable predictors of later…
Leggett Nicole, Ford Margot, May, 2016
Other
Peer Reviewed
The National Quality Standards (NQS) as part of the Australian National Quality Framework were developed in 2011 and included several references to the organisation of small and large groups within early childhood settings (ACECQA 2013). The NQS act…
Skibbe Lori E., Gerde Hope K., Wright Tanya S., Samples-Steele Chelsea R., May, 2016
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
Commonly used early childhood curricula were examined to consider the degree to which they support research-based instruction for phonological awareness (PA) and phonics. A content analysis was completed for two types of curricula widely used in…
Dennis Lindsay R., May, 2016
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
This study examined the effects of a multi-component intervention program (i.e., extended instruction and iPad app technology) on preschool children's vocabulary. Instruction utilizing the intervention program was provided across 6 storybooks, 4…
Johanson Megan, Justice Laura M., Logan Jessica A. R., April, 2016
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
Many preschool language-focused interventions attempt to boost language and literacy skills in young children at risk in these areas of development, though the long-term effects of such interventions are not well-established. This study investigated…
DeFauw Danielle L., April, 2016
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
This article details a qualitative case study of 24 preschool children engaged with step-by-step drawing instruction provided by five educators as they developed their fine motor skills and drew detailed objects using the Drawing Children Into…