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Building Language Throughout the Year: The Preschool Early Literacy Curricum / Edition 1
     

Building Language Throughout the Year: The Preschool Early Literacy Curricum / Edition 1

by Kristin Evans Techmanski
 

ISBN-10: 1557667802

ISBN-13: 9781557667809

Pub. Date: 06/01/2007

Publisher: Brookes, Paul H. Publishing Company

For children from low-resource backgrounds, a literacy-rich preschool experience with a skilled and engaged teacher can make all the difference—it can offset risk factors and lay the groundwork for lifelong academic success. Now schools can ensure effective early literacy instruction with this field-tested, research-based curriculum for children 3 to 5 years

Overview

For children from low-resource backgrounds, a literacy-rich preschool experience with a skilled and engaged teacher can make all the difference—it can offset risk factors and lay the groundwork for lifelong academic success. Now schools can ensure effective early literacy instruction with this field-tested, research-based curriculum for children 3 to 5 years of age.

These 41 one-week lessons—each built around a theme with associated vocabulary lists and fun activities—are just what teachers need to enhance children’s phonemic awareness and vocabulary development throughout the year. This proven curriculum

  • Helps teachers succeed by explicitly showing them how to deliver curriculum content effectively.
  • Engages children through structured and unstructured activities—including dramatic play, art, and music—that reinforce new words and concepts.
  • Specifically addresses the needs of children from low-resource backgrounds and helps them catch up with their peers.
  • Aligns with every part of the Head Start Early Learning Outcomes framework, so teachers know their curriculum is addressing the right areas.
  • Is easy to use with existing programs and makes use of inexpensive supplies most teachers already have on hand.
  • Helps parents continue the learning at home with reader-friendly sheets that explain what their children are learning and include easy activities for encouraging literacy development.

For each of the one-week lessons, teachers will get everything they need: a general lesson plan for the entire week, an overview of language concepts and goals, and detailed lesson plans for each weekday. “From-the-trenches” vignettes share other teachers’ success stories, and the useful observation forms help teachers track the growth and variety of children’s vocabulary and prove that students are making progress.
See which domain of school readiness in the Head Start Child Development and Early Learning Outcomes Framework this book addresses.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781557667809
Publisher:
Brookes, Paul H. Publishing Company
Publication date:
06/01/2007
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
436
Product dimensions:
8.50(w) x 11.00(h) x 1.00(d)

Table of Contents


About the Authors
Preface
Acknowledgments

SECTION I.

  1. Introduction to the Building Language Curriculum
  2. Using the Building Language Curriculum
  3. The Role of Parents in the Building Language Curriculum
  4. Monitoring Progress

SECTION II.

Lessons and Take-Homes

Week 1: School Days
Week 2: Family
Week 3: Alphabet
Week 4: Personal Places
Week 5: Seasons
Week 6: Food
Week 7: Animals
Week 8: Fall
Week 9: Community Helpers
Week 10: Colors, Shapes, and Sizes
Week 11: The Great Outdoors
Week 12: Thanksgiving
Week 13: Winter Wonderland
Week 14: Our Senses
Week 15: Movement and Music
Week 16: Transportation in My Neighborhood
Week 17: Our Bodies, Ourselves
Week 18: Numbers and Counting
Week 19: Fables and Fairy Tales
Week 20: Solar System
Week 21: Black History
Week 22: Shopping
Week 23: Weather
Week 24: Feelings and Emotions
Week 25: What Lives Under the Water?
Week 26: Beauty of Spring
Week 27: Science
Week 28: Dinosaurs
Week 29: Young Child's Arts and Crafts
Week 30: Water Fun
Week 31: Transportation for Traveling
Week 32: Plants and Flowers
Week 33: Nursery Rhymes
Week 34: Mama and Me
Week 35: Later in the Spring
Week 36: Health and Safety
Week 37: Animals and the Environment
Week 38: Insects and Spiders
Week 39: Daddy and Me
Week 40: Vacation and Summer Fun
Week 41: Get Ready, Get Set, Go

SECTION III.

Outcomes Assessment for the Building Language Curriculum

Instructions for Using the Building Language Curriculum Forms

Blank Forms for the Building Language Curriculum

Books and Music for the Building Language Curriculum

References
Suggested Readings
Index

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