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The home-literacy environment (HLE) plays a vital role in language and literacy
development for all children before they enter kindergarten and throughout the rest of their
school years. Studies have shown that when children...
have been completely transformed and are irreversible. The ways in which ELLs from low SES
backgrounds interact and associate with the digital era was also addressed. The results of this
research will help educators yield a deeper appreciation...
on the notion that social interaction nurtures cognitive development. With a new perspective of
how learning takes place, Vygotsky felt social learning happens first before child development
occurs. As cited in the Learning Theories Knowledgebase...
school connection and the HLEs of these students are just some of the reasons for these
remarkable academic achievements.
This study did not collect data from any schools other than Dixie Sun Elementary. It
focused on ELLs in the...
reading, writing, and listening as outlined in the Utah Core Curriculum. These tests are an
integral component of U-PASS (Utah Performance Assessment System for Students) and the
federal No Child Left Behind legislation.
When children enter school, they bring an array of experiences and background
knowledge to the classroom as they try to understand their new world of learning in the academic
world away from home. In terms of literacy,...
community and family settings are valued in the development of literacy among students who are
not identified with the dominant culture. Factors such as language, culture, ethnicity, and socio-economic
status explain patterns of student...
deprived of learning because of their social isolation and lack of interaction, which affected their
overall cognitive functioning. As a result, Vygotsky set out to transform education in Russia by
creating new pedagogical styles that would...
say that educators “should understand that linguistic barriers, diverse social practices, and a
multiplicity of assumptions, beliefs, and perceptions contribute to difficult discourse” (p. 353).
Therefore, linking academic learning...
community to display children’s work, bringing children’s artifacts from home to display at
school, and sharing photographs outside the classroom (Feiler et al., 2008).
In conjunction with the U.S. Department of Education’s (USDOE)...
students. Unfortunately, there is a connection between the number of students who qualify for
Title I services and “children who are failing, or most at risk of failing, to meet state academic
standards” (USDOE, 2010b). Schools that have at...
when they enter school compared to children from poor HLEs. However, those children from
low-SES families and ethnic backgrounds had the most variability of literacy experiences in the
home environment. “Relating these profiles to SES and...
needs to be debunked. A Canadian study that has emerged based on literacy pedagogy in the 21st
century is The Multiliteracy Project that prepares students for new literacies in a global and
diverse world. The term multi-literacies is a more...
considered more popular modes of receiving printed messages. If educators understand this
multimedia culture, and how students in the digital era interpret messages, they can use this
knowledge to build on students’ current interests and...
One of the co-authors of Treasures is Dr. Jana Echevarria, a professor of educational psychology
who specializes in bilingual education and is an expert in teaching ELLs. Echevarria (2005)
stated, “In order to tailor instruction appropriately,...
that curriculum standards are taught and students are prepared for end-of-level tests, such as the
CRTs. However, if educators recognize that another priority of teaching should be to learn about
the HLEs, home communities, and the cultural...