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Effective early literacy skill development for young Spanish-speaking English language learners: an experimental study of two methods.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  19489898     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Ninety-four Spanish-speaking preschoolers (M age = 54.51 months, SD = 4.72; 43 girls) were randomly assigned to receive the High/Scope Curriculum (control n = 32) or the Literacy Express Preschool Curriculum in English-only (n = 31) or initially in Spanish transitioning to English (n = 31). Children's emergent literacy skills were assessed before and after the intervention in Spanish and English. Children in the English-only and transitional groups made significant gains in their emergent literacy skills in both Spanish and English compared to the control group, The English-only and transitional models were equally effective for English language outcomes, but for Spanish-language outcomes, only the transitional model was effective. The results suggest that a targeted early literacy intervention can improve Spanish-speaking preschoolers' preliteracy skills.
Jo Ann M Farver; Christopher J Lonigan; Stefanie Eppe
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Comparative Study; Journal Article; Randomized Controlled Trial; Research Support, U.S. Gov't, Non-P.H.S.    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Child development     Volume:  80     ISSN:  1467-8624     ISO Abbreviation:  Child Dev     Publication Date:    2009 May-Jun
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2009-06-03     Completed Date:  2009-10-01     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0372725     Medline TA:  Child Dev     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  703-19     Citation Subset:  IM    
University of Southern California, Department of Psychology, SGM 501 Los Angeles, CA 90089-1061, USA.
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MeSH Terms
Child, Preschool
Early Intervention (Education) / methods*
Educational Status
Hispanic Americans* / psychology
Language Development*
Language Therapy / methods*
Los Angeles

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