As described in Chapter 6, LCHC researchers assembled a diverse group to study the early literacy development of preschool children. The team collected data over 18 months in 24 low-income households (via direct observations, self-reports, and controlled behavior sampling). The data yielded more than 1,400 literacy events and revealed that the literate environment of these children was far from desolate: Literacy events of a great variety of types occurred during all of the observation sessions.
- Anderson, Alonzo B. – Literacy Resources: How Preschoolers Interact with Written Communication
- Richard Ricard (Honors Thesis 1985) – Becoming Literate in Working Class Homes
- Anderson & Stokes (1984) – Awakening to Literacy