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Leading experts come together to offer a blend of research-based information on early literacy and suggestions for the early elementary classroom. For classroom teachers, this book is a necessary resource for professional development, while policymakers and administrators can use it to plan and implement local early literacy initiatives.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780807739761
  • Publisher: Teachers College Press
  • Publication date: 9/29/2000
  • Series: Language and Literacy Series
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 216
  • Sales rank: 1,048,141
  • Product dimensions: 8.00 (w) x 10.00 (h) x 0.54 (d)

Table of Contents

Ch. 1 Beginning Reading and Writing: Perspectives on Instruction 3
Ch. 2 Becoming a Reader: A Developmentally Appropriate Approach 22
Ch. 3 Literacy Instruction for Young Children of Diverse Backgrounds 35
Ch. 4 Enhancing Literacy Growth Through Home-School Connections 46
Ch. 5 Children's Pretend Play and Literacy 58
Ch. 6 Talking Their Way Into Print: English Language Learners in a Prekindergarten Classroom 66
Ch. 7 Organizing and Managing a Language Arts Block 83
Ch. 8 Classroom Intervention Strategies: Supporting the Literacy Development of Young Learners at Risk 99
Ch. 9 Teaching Young Children to Be Writers 111
Ch. 10 Phonics Instruction 121
Ch. 11 Reading Aloud from Culturally Diverse Literature 134
Ch. 12 Fostering Reading Comprehension 143
Ch. 13 Assessing Reading and Writing in the Early Years 154
Ch. 14 Sign of the Times: Technology and Early Literacy Learning 168
Ch. 15 Still Standing : Timeless Strategies for Teaching the Language Arts 183
About the Editors and Contributors 195
Author Index 199
Subject Index 201
Index to Children's Literature 205
Index of Computer Software 206
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