Designing Early Literacy Programs, First Edition: Strategies for At-Risk Preschool and Kindergarten Children

Designing Early Literacy Programs, First Edition: Strategies for At-Risk Preschool and Kindergarten Children

by Lea M. McGee, Donald J. Richgels
     
 


Taking professionals and students step by step through conceptualizing, planning, and implementing an effective early literacy program, this book focuses on preventing reading difficulties and promoting success in at-risk 3- to 5-year-olds. The authors draw on extensive research and many years of influential work in real classrooms. A comprehensive framework is… See more details below

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Taking professionals and students step by step through conceptualizing, planning, and implementing an effective early literacy program, this book focuses on preventing reading difficulties and promoting success in at-risk 3- to 5-year-olds. The authors draw on extensive research and many years of influential work in real classrooms. A comprehensive framework is delineated for helping young children construct meaning from different kinds of texts, develop key oral language skills, and learn concepts about print and the alphabet. Ideas for tailoring instruction to the needs of culturally and linguistically diverse learners are accompanied by clear assessment guidelines. The book also offers practical, how-to-do-it suggestions for setting up literacy activities and arranging the classroom environment. Concluding chapters bring the authors' approach to life with vivid depictions of a preschool and a kindergarten classroom in action. Two invaluable appendices provide additional useful resources: reproducible sheets for conducting literacy assessments and a primer on phonics for teachers.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781572308909
Publisher:
Guilford Publications, Inc.
Publication date:
04/30/2003
Edition description:
Older Edition
Pages:
214
Product dimensions:
7.16(w) x 9.74(h) x 0.54(d)
Age Range:
3 - 5 Years

Table of Contents


Chapter 1. Who Is at Risk for Reading Difficulties?: Implications for Early Literacy Programs
Chapter 2. Understanding Literacy Development
Chapter 3. Using Assessment to Make Instructional Decisions
Chapter 4. Language- and Literacy-Rich Classrooms
Chapter 5. Language Development: Gateway to Literacy
Chapter 6. Classroom Activities That Expand Children¿s Vocabulary and Comprehension
Chapter 7. Classroom Activities to Develop Children¿s Concepts about Print and Alphabet Letter Recognition
Chapter 8. Classroom Activities to Develop Phonological Awareness and the Alphabetic Principle
Chapter 9. Prekindergarten in Action
Chapter 10. Kindergarten in Action
Appendix A. A Primer on Phonics for Teachers
Appendix B. Literacy Assessments
References

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