A Study of Home Emergent Literacy Experiences of Young Latino English Learners

Guy Trainin, Stephanie Wessels, Ron Nelson, Patricia Vadasy

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Abstract

This empirical study explored the home environment literacy practices of young Latino English learners and their families. The participants were 217 incoming Kindergarten Latino EL students and parents. The data collection included a completed HLEQ by the parents. In addition, children were administered the PPVT, the preLAS, the PALS-K screening, the Woodcock Reading Mastery assessment, and the Wide Range Achievement test. All of the literacy assessments given to the children provided the researchers with comprehensive look at their literacy knowledge base. The results of this study indicate that there were two significant paths for students’ achievement: availability of books and child initiated literacy factors that were directly related to the phonological processing efforts of students.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)651-658
Number of pages8
JournalEarly Childhood Education Journal
Volume45
Issue number5
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Sep 1 2017

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Keywords

  • Home literacy
  • Kindergarten
  • Latino English learners

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Education
  • Developmental and Educational Psychology

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