Early literacy research, 2006–2015: A decade of measured progress:

Published on Jun 1, 2020in Journal of Early Childhood Literacy
· DOI :10.1177/1468798418754939
William H. Teale26
Estimated H-index: 26
(UIC: University of Illinois at Chicago),
Colleen E. Whittingham3
Estimated H-index: 3
(UNCC: University of North Carolina at Charlotte),
Emily Brown Hoffman4
Estimated H-index: 4
(BSU: Ball State University)
This review examines patterns found in early (preschool-grade 3) literacy research appearing in English-language publications during the period from 2006 through 2015. It focuses on studies related to early literacy learning and teaching in home and school/school-like environments. The review sought to answer two questions: (1) What has early literacy research focused on over the past decade? and (2) What has that body of research contributed to our enhanced understanding of early literacy development, teaching, and learning? The results report on patterns of publishing early literacy research found in scholarly journals, topics researched, ages of children researched, characteristics of the populations researched, and designs used in early literacy research. In addition, qualitative analyses report on the content and trends of the research for a sample of studies for each of seven facets of early literacy research: phonics, phonological awareness, reading fluency, vocabulary, reading comprehension, writi...
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