2018 Session II: Rosa M. Ailabouni

Leiah Groom
Teaching and Learning, Reading & Literacy in Early & Middle Childhood
Shayne Piasta, Advisor

Examining the Emergent Writing Ability of Children At-Risk for Reading Difficulties in Comparison to Non-At Risk Peers

This study examined the early writing skills of preschooler’s identified as at-risk for literacy difficulties in comparison to their non-at risk peers. Results describe characteristics of early writing skills within an at-risk population and indicate significant differences between groups across aspects of letter, word, and composition levels.

Myung Jin Kim
Teaching and Learning, Language, Education, and Society
Laurie Katz, Advisor

Elaborating children’s story world with two languages; Qualitative studies of collaborative storytelling activity

This study suggests a collaborative way of language learning by expanding children’s imagination through dramatized inquiry-based learning (Dramatic Inquriy; DI). The study shows how DI elaborates young Korean-English Emergent biliguals’ written and oral narrative in both English and Korean through the play-based learning pedagogy.

Lindsey Rowe
Teaching and Learning, Language, Education, and Society
Michiko Hikida, Advisor

Multilingual, Multimodal, and Multivoiced: Heteroglossia and Positionality in Emergent Bilingual Students’ Composing

This paper looks at the multiple voices (heteroglossia) that emergent bilingual elementary school students used when composing multimodal texts, and how these voices positioned students within the classroom and larger social context.