Oral Narrative Skills: Explaining the Language-Emergent Literacy Link by Race/Ethnicity and SES

Gardner-Neblett, N., & Iruka, I. U.
2015

From the abstract: "Although children’s early language skills have been found to predict literacy outcomes, little is known about the role of preschool oral narrative skills in the pathway between language and emergent literacy or how these associations differ by race/ethnicity and socioeconomic status. The current study uses the Early Childhood Longitudinal Study to explore how language at age 2 is associated with narrative skills at age 4 and emergent literacy outcomes at age 5 for a nationally representative sample of children. Findings demonstrate that early language is associated with narrative skills for most children..."

Available here: Developmental Psychology
Citation: Gardner-Neblett, N., & Iruka, I. U. (2015). Oral narrative skills: Explaining the language-emergent literacy link by race/ethnicity and SES. Developmental Psychology, 51, 889-904.
DOI: 10.1037/a0039274