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Creating Literacy Rich Preschools and Kindergartens / Edition 1
     

Creating Literacy Rich Preschools and Kindergartens / Edition 1

by Anne K. Soderman
 

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ISBN-10: 0205455735

ISBN-13: 2900205455736

Pub. Date: 03/14/2007

Publisher: Pearson

Anne and Patricia's love for the classroom is evident through each picture, idea and concept they so richly describe, and their devotion to teaching all students will ignite teachers' enthusiasm for using these best practices. Take a Peek into the Book: Presents specific ideas to support English Language Learners. Features a full discussion on learning climates and

Overview

Anne and Patricia's love for the classroom is evident through each picture, idea and concept they so richly describe, and their devotion to teaching all students will ignite teachers' enthusiasm for using these best practices. Take a Peek into the Book: Presents specific ideas to support English Language Learners. Features a full discussion on learning climates and environments. Provides information on creating an atmosphere of trust and support and an organized environment so often missing from other literacy books that focus exclusively on language and literacy. (Chapter 2), Highlights actual teaching strategies and activities that can be implemented in terms of oral language and early reading and writing development. (Chapter 3), Focuses on how to involve families as partners in the literacy development of children. (Chapter 4), Includes useful and authentic assessment strategies paired with easy-to-use and camera-ready tools to evaluate growth and development. (Chapter 5).

About the Author:
Anne K. Soderman is Professor of Early Childhood Education at Michigan State University

About the Author:
Patricia Farrell is Director of University-Community Partnerships in the Office of University Outreach and Engagement at Michigan State University

Product Details

ISBN-13:
2900205455736
Publisher:
Pearson
Publication date:
03/14/2007
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
192

Table of Contents


Preface     ix
Introduction     1
Transformations in Early Childhood Education: Are We on the Right Path?     2
Young Children as Emerging Literacy Learners     8
How Does Early Literacy Emerge?     11
Problems in the Pathway     12
The Whole Package: Antecedents, Transactions, and Outcomes     15
Role of the Teacher, Administrator, and Support Staff     17
Learning Climates and Environments That Support Best Practices in Emerging Literacy     20
What Should We Expect to See?     22
Managing Children Effectively: Creating on Atmosphere of Trust and Support     29
Embracing Classroom Diversity and Providing Support for English Language Learners     32
Facilitating Learning: Organizing Space, Materials, Time, and Routines     36
Structuring effective Literacy Learning Centers     40
Selecting Books for Your Literacy-Rich Classroom     44
Role of the Community in Creating Literacy-Rich Contexts for Young Children     50
Emerging Literacy Components and Teaching Strategies     53
Components and Strategies     56
Oral Language, and Phonological and Phonemic Awareness Development     59
Early Writing Development     70
Early ReadingDevelopment     86
The Child's World outside the Classroom: Involving Families as Partners in the Literacy Process     98
Welcoming Families to the Preschool and Kindergarten Environments     100
A Framework for Parent Involvement     104
Planning Your Parent Involvement Program     107
Suggestions for Enhancing Preschool and Kindergarten Orientation     108
Ideas for Parent Involvement Activities throughout the School Year     110
Home Visits     114
Useful and Authentic Assessment Strategies     121
Assessment of Social Competency     123
A General Literacy Skills Checklist     126
Screening and Assessment of Young English Language Learners     131
Observation and Anecdotal Notation     134
The Ecomap     136
Child Self-Appraisal     138
Children's Performance Samples     139
Classroom Assessment That Promotes Learning     142
Portfolios and Student-Led Conferencing     145
Glossary     159
References     163
Index     171

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