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Beginning Literacy with Language: Young Children Learning at Home and School / Edition 1
     

Beginning Literacy with Language: Young Children Learning at Home and School / Edition 1

by David K., Ed. Dickinson Ed., Patton O. Tabors
 

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ISBN-10: 155766479X

ISBN-13: 9781557664792

Pub. Date: 01/01/2001

Publisher: Brookes, Paul H. Publishing Company

In this exciting new book, you'll travel into the homes and schools of over 70 young children from diverse backgrounds and observe parent-child and teacher-child interactions. Through research gathered in the Home School Study of Language and Literacy Development, the authors share with you the relationship they've found between these critical, early interactions

Overview

In this exciting new book, you'll travel into the homes and schools of over 70 young children from diverse backgrounds and observe parent-child and teacher-child interactions. Through research gathered in the Home School Study of Language and Literacy Development, the authors share with you the relationship they've found between these critical, early interactions and children's kindergarten language and literacy skills. You'll explore both the home and school environments of these children at ages 3, 4, and 5. You'll see how families talk to their young children during everyday activities like book reading, toy play, and mealtimes. You'll also examine children's conversations throughout the classroom day and consider how teachers strive to support children's development. In each chapter, you'll see how the data was collected read actual transcripts of parent-child and teacher- child interactions recognize how these interactions relate to later development get suggestions for supporting children's language and literacy development learn how these findings play out in the lives of four of the children in the study Find out how young children's home and classroom experiences during the preschool years are related to their kindergarten language and literacy skills, and discover the kinds of conversations that make a difference.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781557664792
Publisher:
Brookes, Paul H. Publishing Company
Publication date:
01/01/2001
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
409
Sales rank:
1,058,199
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.90(d)

Table of Contents


Foreword
Sue Bredekamp

  1. Language Development in the Preschool Years
Catherine E. Snow, Patton O. Tabors, and David K. Dickinson
Importance of Language Development in the Preschool Years
Anatomy of a Research Study
The Portrait Children
Purpose of this Book

I: Supporting Language and Literacy Development in the Home
Patton O. Tabors

  1. Parents and Children Reading Books Together
Jeanne M. DeTemple
Importance of Book Reading in Children's Development of Language and Literacy Skills
Talk During Book Reading in the Home-School Study
Home Support for Literacy
Discussion
Suggestions for Parents
  1. Playing at Home: The Talk of Pretend Play
Jane R. Katz
Defining Social Pretend Play
Theoretical Views on the Development of Social Pretend Play
Analyzing the Play Sessions
Suggestions for Parents
  1. Eating and Reading: Links Between Family Conversations with Preschoolers and Later Language and Literacy
Diane E. Beals
Mealtime Data Collection
Literacy Outcomes
Conclusions
Suggestions for Parents
  1. You Know What Oxygen Is?: Learning New Words at Home
Patton O. Tabors, Diane E. Beals, and Zehava O. Weizman
Learning New Words
Support for Rare-Word Use in the Different Conversational Contexts
Relationships Between Rare Words and Kindergarten Vocabulary
Conclusions
Suggestions for Parents
  1. Home Language and Literacy Environment: Final Results
Patton O. Tabors, Kevin A. Roach, and Catherine E. Snow
Magnet Task and Science Process Talk
Home Language and Literacy Environment: Putting the Pieces Together
Home Language and Literacy Environment and Kindergarten Skills
Discussion
Conclusions
Section II: Supporting Language and Literacy Development in the Preschool Classroom
David K. Dickinson and Miriam W. Smith
Prior Studies of Preschool Supports for Language and Literacy
Summary
Classroom Data Collection
Overview of the Chapters in this Section
  1. Children's Experiences in Preschool
Miriam W. Smith
Methodological Considerations
Focus Teachers
Teachers' Pedagogical Beliefs
Teachers' Classroom Practices
Conclusions
  1. Book Reading in Preschool Classrooms: Is Recommended Practice Common?
David K. Dickinson
How Effective Book-Reading Practices Support Literacy Development
Mariana's Classroom: A Didactic Instruction Approach
Todd's Classroom: A Constructivist Approach
Place of Book Reading in the Classroom Day Across All Classrooms
How Two Teachers Read Books
Overall Style of Reading Books
Book-Reading Styles and Group Management
Content of Book Discussions Across Classrooms
Conclusions
Suggestions for Teachers
  1. Language Opportunities During Mealtimes in Preschool Classrooms
Linda R. Cote
Role of Mealtimes in the Head Start Day
Comparisons of the Quality of Mealtime Conversations
Long-Term Implications of Language Use During Mealtimes
Suggestions for Teachers
Conclusions
  1. Large-Group and Free-Play Times: Conversational Settings Supporting Language and Literacy Development
David K. Dickinson
Background Research
Profile Classrooms: Astra's and Casey's Classroom Days
Examining Large-Group Activities in Our Classrooms
Examining Free-Play Activities in Our Classrooms
Shift Between Preschool and Kindergarten
How We Examined Children's Conversations
Relationships Between Language Experiences and Development in Kindergarten
Contributions of Group Times to Language and Literacy in Kindergarten
Contributions of Free Play to Language and Literacy in Kindergarten
Conclusions
Suggestions for Teachers
  1. Putting the Pieces Together: Impact of Preschool on Children's Language and Literacy Development in Kindergarten
David K. Dickinson
Dimensions of Children's Classroom Experiences
Factors Affecting Teacher's Classroom Practices
Examining the Overall Impact of Preschool
Understanding How Classrooms Support Children's Development
Section III: Bringing Homes and Schools Together
David K. Dickinson and Patton O. Tabors
  1. Parent Involvement as a Link Between Home and School
Michelle V. Porche
Measuring Parent Involvement in the Home-School Study
Conclusions
  1. Homes and Schools Together: Supporting Language and Literacy Development
Patton O. Tabors, Catherine E. Snow, and David K. Dickinson
Long-Term Importance of Kindergarten Language and Literacy Skills
Linking Home and School Data
Implications for Practioners and Policymakers
Conclusions

Appendix: Home-School Study Data
References
Index

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