Early Childhood Experiences in Language Arts: Emerging Literacy / Edition 5

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This text will answer the many questions new teachers ask about language arts instruction and young children's emerging literacy. This new edition updates current theory and incorporates new findings on brain research. Greater emphasis has been placed on the child's concurrent and interrelated development of listening, speaking, writing skills and early success in reading skills.

"The new edition emphasizes the child's concurrent and interrelated development of listening, speaking, writing skills, and early success in reading...updates current theory and includes new findings in brain research."

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Provides guidance on developing a language arts program for a preschool. The textbook discusses language acquisition and young children's emerging communicative capacities, and suggests activities for promoting speaking, listening, reading, and writing skills. The seventh edition adds sections on phonological and phonemic awareness. Color photographs. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780827358805
  • Publisher: Delmar Cengage Learning
  • Publication date: 11/28/1994
  • Edition description: Older Edition
  • Edition number: 5
  • Pages: 496
  • Product dimensions: 8.03 (w) x 9.15 (h) x 0.75 (d)

Table of Contents

To the Student
Sect. 1 Language Development: Emerging Literacy in the Young Child
Ch. 1 Beginnings of Communication 3
Ch. 2 The Tasks of the Toddler 43
Ch. 3 Preschool Years 75
Ch. 4 Growth Systems Affecting Early Language Ability 98
Sect. 2 Developing Language Arts Programs
Ch. 5 Understanding Differences 119
Ch. 6 Achieving Language and Literacy Goals through Programming 155
Ch. 7 Promoting Language and Literacy 192
Sect. 3 Listening: Literate Beginnings
Ch. 8 Developing Listening Skills 225
Sect. 4 Introducing Literature
Ch. 9 Children and Books 255
Ch. 10 Storytelling 304
Ch. 11 Poetry 332
Ch. 12 Flannel (Felt) Boards and Activity Sets 348
Sect. 5 Speech Growth: Conversation, Expression, and Dramatization
Ch. 13 Realizing Speaking Goals 381
Ch. 14 Group Times 412
Ch. 15 Puppetry and Beginning Drama Experiences 435
Sect. 6 Writing: Print Awareness and Use
Ch. 16 Print - Early Knowledge and Emerging Interest 465
Sect. 7 Reading: A Language Art
Ch. 17 Reading and Preschoolers 519
Sect. 8 Settings Promoting Literacy: At School and Home
Ch. 18 Developing a Literacy Environment 553
Ch. 19 The Parent-Center Partnership 569
Appendix 597
Glossary 617
References 623
Index 645
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