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Effects of English and Bilingual Storybook Reading and Reenactment on the Retelling Abilities of Preschool Children

Description: The purpose of this study was to investigate the story retelling abilities of preschool children who have experienced storybook reading and storybook reenactment bilingually, in English and Spanish, and preschool children who have experienced storybook reading and storybook reenactment in English only. This is a clinical case study employing both quantitative and qualitative measures comparing four treatment groups. Three evaluation instruments were developed by the researcher and used for posttesting; a story comprehension test, a story retelling guidesheet/scoresheet, and a storybook literacy response evaluation. In addition, participant observation and teacher interviews were used to gather qualitative data regarding learning center extensions of the target text and teacher beliefs and practices about the use of storybooks. The findings from this study show that scores for children who experienced storybook reading and storybook reenactment were significantly better on both the story retelling and story comprehension measures. In addition, a larger proportion of children who experienced storybook reading and reenactment were found to perform at the second level of literacy response on the Levels of Literacy evaluation. No differences were found in relationship to the language used on any of the dependent measures. Findings fromqualitative data showed that children were involved in limited extensions of the storybook read to them regardless of whether they experienced storybook reenactment or discussion. Teacher beliefs and practices related to their role during learning center play was believed to have some influence on children's choices regarding story extensions or dramatic play theme content. Recommendations were made to pre-school teachers that story reenactment was an effective technique with both bilingual and monolingual presentation. Additional research questions were posed also.
Date: December 1996
Creator: Gutierrez-Gomez, Catalina
Partner: UNT Libraries

[Stan Kenton at Sandia AFB]

Description: Photograph of Stan Kenton standing next to Georgi Edwards (Miss New Mexico) and Jimmy Paul from station KOB (NBC) Albuquerque. The three are posing together behind a microphone on a stand; Miss Edwards is holding a large bouquet of flowers. Behind them, men holding instruments are sitting in rows. The photograph was most likely taken at the Officer's Club at Sandia A.F.B. in Albuquerque, New Mexico.
Date: July 1, 1961
Partner: UNT Music Library

Southwest Retort, Volume 18, Number 9, May 1966

Description: This publication of the Dallas-Fort Worth Section of the American Chemical Society includes information about research, prominent scientist, organizational business, and various other stories of interest to the community. Published monthly during long academic semesters. This issue includes information for the upcoming regional meeting in Albuquerque, New Mexico.
Date: May 1966
Creator: American Chemical Society. Dallas/Fort Worth Section.
Partner: UNT Libraries

Southwest Retort, Volume 19, Number 2, October 1966

Description: This publication of the Dallas-Fort Worth Section of the American Chemical Society includes information about research, prominent scientist, organizational business, and various other stories of interest to the community. Published monthly during long academic semesters. This issue includes the technical program outline for the regional meeting in Albuquerque, New Mexico.
Date: October 1966
Creator: American Chemical Society. Dallas/Fort Worth Section.
Partner: UNT Libraries

Southwest Retort, Volume 19, Number 3, November 1966

Description: This publication of the Dallas-Fort Worth Section of the American Chemical Society includes information about research, prominent scientist, organizational business, and various other stories of interest to the community. Published monthly during long academic semesters. This issue includes information for the regional meeting in Albuquerque, New Mexico.
Date: November 1966
Creator: American Chemical Society. Dallas/Fort Worth Section.
Partner: UNT Libraries

Southwest Retort, Volume 19, Number 4, December 1966

Description: This publication of the Dallas-Fort Worth Section of the American Chemical Society includes information about research, prominent scientist, organizational business, and various other stories of interest to the community. Published monthly during long academic semesters. This issue includes the technical program for the regional meeting in Albuquerque, New Mexico.
Date: December 1966
Creator: American Chemical Society. Dallas/Fort Worth Section.
Partner: UNT Libraries