Developing Partnerships with Families Through Children's Literature / Edition 1

Developing Partnerships with Families Through Children's Literature / Edition 1

by Elizabeth Lilly, Connie R. Green
     
 

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ISBN-10: 0130313513

ISBN-13: 9780130313515

Pub. Date: 05/27/2003

Publisher: Pearson

This book blends information on contemporary families, research on early literacy, and practical strategies for sharing children's literature in classrooms, homes, and pre-school settings. Content is based on the belief that adult-child interactions around story-reading play a significant role in fostering and developing children's language and literacy

Overview

This book blends information on contemporary families, research on early literacy, and practical strategies for sharing children's literature in classrooms, homes, and pre-school settings. Content is based on the belief that adult-child interactions around story-reading play a significant role in fostering and developing children's language and literacy skills. This role manifests itself differently according to the social, cultural, and linguistic environment of a child's home. The authors present a selection of children's books from all genres and an array of field-tested ideas for developing early literacy. Authentic voices of teachers, children, and family members illustrate vivid descriptions of successful teacher-family partnerships and literacy strategies that work.

FEATURES:

  • Extensive lists of children's books—Coded by age range for easy selection, culturally-diverse titles are incorporated that sensitively portray children with exceptionalities.
    • Supplies readers with a wealth of choices in fiction, nonfiction, poetry, biography, and picture books—provides a starting point for building a personal library to share with their children and families.

  • Significant coverage of family life, including respectful, positive treatment of diversity in traditions, style, and structure—embedded in discussions in every chapter.
    • Gives readers practical suggestions for promoting reading in daily families. Includes daily routines (bedtime, playtime, preparing meals), as well as transitions such the birth of a new child or a death in the family.

  • A Literacy Partnership Cycle —Highlighted by numerous literacy strategies that promote family involvement.
    • Gives readers a simple framework for engaging families in their children's early literacy development—describes effective literacy practices for collaborating with families at home and at childcare centers and preschools.

  • Teacher to Teacher and Family to Family features—Throughout the book.
    • Illuminates text content through the unique experiences of preschool teachers, kindergarten teachers, and other childcare specialists—address common concerns and challenges, and offer practical suggestions shown to be effective in translating theory into practice.

  • Internet Resources sections—Highlighted within chapters wherever appropriate.
    • Refer students to Web sites relevant to early literacy, family involvement, children's literature, and advocacy—are ideal for in-class discussions, assignments, or self-study.

AUTHOR BIOS:

Elizabeth Lilly, Ph.D., is an associate professor of Early Childhood and Literacy Education at Berry College. Her professional experience includes more than 20 years as a preschool, primary, and elementary teacher and teacher educator. Dr. Lilly was closely involved in the development, implementation, and evaluation of Georgia's Pre-K program. She has conducted workshops for teachers and authored publications on early literacy, family involvement, and children's literature. Her research has focused recently on story reading in linguistically and culturally diverse families.

Connie Green, Ph.D., is a professor in the Reading and Birth through Kindergarten programs at Appalachian State University. For 20 years she has worked with both undergraduate and graduate teacher education programs and has conducted research on early reading and writing in both home and early childhood settings. A former kindergarten, elementary, and preschool teacher, she continues her work in early childhood settings. Her favorite times are spent sharing books and playing with her grandchildren and hiking in the beautiful Blue Ridge Mountains.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780130313515
Publisher:
Pearson
Publication date:
05/27/2003
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
304
Product dimensions:
7.40(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.80(d)

Table of Contents

1. Early Literacy Development.

2. Sharing the Magic of Children's Literature.

3. Linking Home and School Literacies.

4. Families of Many Cultures.

5. All Types of Families.

6. Family Transitions.

7. Daily Lives in Families.

Professional References.

Children's References.

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