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Early Childhood Literacy

Four Volume Set
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© 2012 | 1 688 pages | SAGE Publications Ltd

Early Years literacy research represents the foundation of literacy education, influencing the trajectory of literacy development as far as the high school years. This collection features key discussions and debates about the application of particular methods within the field, by drawing on multiple methodological approaches and diverse theoretical perspectives.

The collection is organized around the following key headings, which represent the broad scope of early literacy research and illustrate diverse perspectives. These headings include:

  • Early Literacy in the Home
  • Early Literacy and Interventions
  • Early Literacy and the Socio-Cultural Turn
  • New Directions in Early Literacy Policy and Practice

The various studies represented under these headings have been carefully chosen for their historical influence and their representation of the diversity of perspectives that constitutes the discipline. They illustrate the origins of the field and include key methods for early literacy research.

The collection takes a broad view of what literacy is in homes, communities, schools, and in terms of local and global policy, with a section on new directions in the field, and will be of great interest to literacy scholars worldwide.

 
VOLUME ONE: EARLY LITERACY IN THE HOME
 
PART ONE: LITERACY AND HOME CULTURE
Liz Brooker
Five on the First of December!
What Can We Learn from Case Studies of Early Childhood Literacy?  
Stacy Storch Bracken and Janet Fischel
Family Reading Behavior and Early Literacy Skills in Pre-School Children from Low-Income Backgrounds
Anna Johnson et al
Order in the House!
Associations around Household Chaos, the Home Literacy Environment, Maternal Reading Ability and Children's Early Reading  
Kate Pahl
Ephemera, Mess and Miscellaneous Piles
Texts and Practices in Families  
Charmian Kenner
Bilingual Families as Literacy Eco-Systems
 
PART TWO: MULTILINGUAL AND BILINGUAL PRACTICES
Iliana Reyes and Patricia Azuara
Emergent Biliteracy in Young Mexican Immigrant Children
Charmian Kenner et al
Finding the Keys to Biliteracy
How Young Children Interpret Different Writing Systems  
Danièle Moore
Multilingual Literacies and Third Script Acquisition
Young Chinese Children in French Immersion in Vancouver, Canada  
Iliana Reyes
Exploring Connections between Emergent Literacy and Bilingualism
Marjorie Orellana et al
In Other Words
Translating or 'Paraphrasing' as Family Literacy Practice in Immigrant Households  
 
PART THREE: STORY AND PICTURE BOOKS
Jane Torr
Talking about Picture Books
The Influence of Maternal Education on Four-Year-Old Children's Talk with Mothers and Pre-School Teachers  
Judith Lysaker
Young Children's Readings of Wordless Picture Books
What's 'Self' Got to Do with It  
 
PART FOUR: SHARED BOOK READING
Shirley Bryce Heath
What No Bedtime Stories Story Means
Narrative Skills at Home and School  
Susan Nichols
Unsettling the Bedtime Story
Parents' Reports of Home Literacy Practices  
Margaret Caspe
Low-Income Latino Mothers' Booksharing Styles and Children's Emergent Literacy Development
Emma Hepburn, Bridget Egan and Naomi Flynn
Vocabulary Acquisition in Young Children
The Role of the Story  
Joan Kaderavek and Lori Pakulski
Mother-Child Story Book Interactions
Literacy Orientation of Pre-Schoolers with Hearing Impairment  
Susan Meagher et al
The Relationship between Maternal Beliefs and Behavior during Shared Reading
 
VOLUME TWO: EARLY LITERACY AND INTERVENTIONS
 
PART ONE: EARLY LITERACY INTERVENTIONS
Elaine Reese, Alison Sparks and Diana Leyva
A Review of Parent Interventions for Pre-School Children's Language and Emergent Literacy
Jane Hurry and Kathy Sylva
Long-Term Outcomes of Early Reading Intervention
Annette Woods and Robyn Henderson
The Early Intervention Solution
Enabling or Constraining Literacy Learning  
Gary Bingham, Kendra Hall-Kenyon and Barbara Culatta
Systematic and Engaging Early Literacy
Examining the Effects of Paraeducator Implemented Early Literacy Instruction  
Maria Evangelou, Greg Brooks and Sally Smith
The Birth-to-Schools Study
Evidence on the Effectiveness of PEEP, an Early Intervention for Children at Risk of Educational Under-Achievement  
 
PART TWO: COMPREHENSION
Catherine Snow
What Counts as Literacy in Early Childhood?
Caitlin McMunn Dooley
Young Children's Approaches to Books
The Emergence of Comprehension  
Fiona Collins and Cathy Svensson
If I Had a Magic Wand I'd Magic Her out for the Book
The Rich Literacy Practices of Competent Early Readers  
Usha Goswami
Mind, Brain and Literacy
Biomarkers as Usable Knowledge for Education  
Susan Dymock and Tom Nicholson
'High 5!'
Strategies to Enhance Comprehension of Expository Text  
 
PART THREE: FAMILY LITERACY
Elsa Roberts Auerbach
Toward a Social-Contextual Approach to Family Literacy
Jim Anderson et al
Taking Stock of Family Literacy
Some Contemporary Perspectives  
Cathy Nutbrown and Peter Hannon
Children's Perspectives on Family Literacy
Methodological Issues, Findings and Implications for Practice  
Susan Nichols
Parents' Construction of Their Children as Gendered, Literate Subjects
A Critical Discourse Analysis  
Anne Morgan, Cathy Nutbrown and Peter Hannon
Fathers' Involvement in Young Children's Literacy Development
Implications for Family Literacy Programs  
 
PART FOUR: CURRICULUM
Janet Fischel et al
Evaluation of Curricular Approaches to Enhance Pre-School Early Literacy Skills
Allan Luke and Victoria Carrington
Globalization, Literacy, Curriculum Practice
Anne Haas Dyson
Where Are the Childhoods in Childhood Literacy? An Exploration in Outer (School) Space
Barbara Comber and Susan Nichols
Getting the Big Picture
Regulating Knowledge in the Early Childhood Literacy Curriculum  
Jackie Marsh
Popular Culture in the Literacy Curriculum
A Bourdieuan Analysis  
Anne Haas Dyson
Staying in the (Curricular) Lines
Practice Constraints and Possibilities in Childhood Writing  
 
VOLUME THREE: EARLY LITERACY AND SOCIOCULTURAL TURN
 
PART ONE: IDENTITY
Deborah Wells Rowe and Carin Neitzel
Interest and Agency in Two- and Three-Year-Olds' Participation in Emergent Writing
Maureen Kendrick
Playing House
A 'Sideways' Glance at Literacy and Identity in Early Childhood  
Catherine Compton-Lilly
Identity, Childhood Culture and Literacy Learning
A Case Study  
Susan Nichols, Helen Nixon and Jennifer Rowsell
The 'Good' Parent in Relation to Early Childhood Literacy
Symbolic Terrain and Lived Practice  
Karen Wohlwend
'Are You Guys Girls?' Boys, Identity Texts and Disney Princess Play
 
PART TWO: PLAY
Kathleen Roskos et al
Three Decades in
Priming for Meta-Analysis in Play-Literacy Research  
Kate Pahl
Interactions, Intersections and Improvisations
Studying the Multimodal Texts and Classroom Talk of Six- to Seven-Year-Olds  
Maureen Vandermaas-Peeler et al
Social Contexts of Development
Parent-Child Interactions during Reading and Play  
Anne Haas Dyson
Writing Childhoods under Construction
Re-Visioning 'Copying' in Early Childhood  
Judith Lysaker, Jennifer Wheat and Emily Benson
Children's Spontaneous Play in Writer's Workshop
Kathleen Roskos and James Christie
Examining the Play-Literacy Interface
A Critical Review and Future Directions  
 
PART THREE: THE ARTS
Maureen Kendrick and Roberta McKay
Drawings as an Alternative Way of Understanding Young Children's Constructions of Literacy
Donna Sayers Adomat
Actively Engaging with Stories through Drama
Portraits of Two Young Readers  
Sophie Alcock, Joy Cullen and Alison St George
Word-Play and Musike
Young Children Learning Literacies while Communicating Playfully  
 
PART FOUR: MULTIMODALITY
Rosie Flewitt, Melanie Nind and Jane Payler
If She's Left with Books She'll Just Eat Them
Considering Inclusive Multimodal Literacy Practices  
Kate Pahl
Narratives, Artifacts and Cultural Identities
An Ethnographic Study of Communicative Practices in Homes  
Karen Wohlwend
Damsels in Discourse
Girls Consuming and Producing Identity Texts through Disney Princess Play  
Lesley Lancaster
Staring at the Page
The Functions of Gaze in a Young Child's Interpretation of Symbolic Forms  
Rachel Levy
'Third Spaces' Are Interesting Places
Applying Third Space Theory to Nursery-Aged Children's Constructions of Themselves as Readers  
 
VOLUME FOUR: NEW DIRECTIONS
 
PART ONE: POLICY
Lyn Tett and Jim Crowther
Families at a Disadvantage
Class, Culture and Literacies  
Mary Gomez, Amy Johnson and Karen Gisladottir
Talking about Literacy
A Cultural Model of Teaching and Learning Untangled  
Timothy Shanahan and Christopher Lonigan
Report of the National Early Literacy Panel
Adam Lefstein
Changing Classroom Practice through the English National Literacy Strategy
A Micro-Interactional Perspective  
 
PART TWO: ECOLOGICAL
Helen Nixon
'From Bricks to Clicks'
Hybrid Commercial Spaces in the Landscape of Early Literacy and Learning  
Sylvia Pantaleo
An Ecological Perspective on the Socially Embedded Nature of Reading and Writing
Susan Neuman and Donna Celano
Access to Print in Low-Income and Middle-Income Communities
An Ecological Study of Four Neighborhoods  
Susan Neuman and Donna Celano
The Knowledge Gap
Implications of Leveling the Playing Field for Low-Income and Middle-Income Children  
 
PART THREE: DIGITAL
Cathy Burnett
Technology and Literacy in Early Childhood Educational Settings
A Review of Research  
Jackie Marsh
Young Children's Play in Online Virtual Worlds
Marianne McTavish
'I Get My Facts from the Internet'
A Case Study of the Teaching and Learning of Information Literacy in In-School and Out-of-School Contexts  
Karen Wohlwend
A Is for Avatar
Young Children in Literacy 2.0 Worlds and Literacy 1.0 Schools  
Victoria Carrington and Jackie Marsh
Digital Childhood and Youth
New Texts, New Literacies  
R Flewitt
Bringing Ethnography to a Multimodal Investigation of Early Literacy in a Digital Age

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