Instructional strategies and linguistic features of kindergarten teachers’ shared book reading: The case of Singapore

He Sun*, Weimin Toh, Rasmus Steinkrauss

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    Teachers' language practice during shared book reading may significantly affect the rate and outcome of early language proficiency. The current study has focused on 37 kindergarten teachers and 440 4-to 5-year-old kindergartners during their shared book reading sessions in Singapore, exploring teachers' variation in instructional strategies and linguistic features, and its relations with children's language development and teacher's background. Results demonstrated that teacher's language strategies and linguistic features varied considerably. Instructional strategies with a medium level of cognitive load were found to be positively related to children's growth in receptive vocabulary and word reading skills. Teacher's lexical sophistication was found to be positively associated with children's vocabulary size. Years of teaching experience was revealed to predict teacher's variation in medium-level instructions.

    Originele taal-2English
    Pagina's (van-tot)427-456
    Aantal pagina's30
    TijdschriftApplied Psycholinguistics
    Nummer van het tijdschrift2
    StatusPublished - 2020

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