Kidwatching: Documenting Childrens Literacy Development / Edition 1

Kidwatching: Documenting Childrens Literacy Development / Edition 1

by Yetta Goodman, Gretchen Owocki
     
 

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ISBN-10: 0325004617

ISBN-13: 9780325004617

Pub. Date: 08/01/2002

Publisher: Heinemann

This smart, practical guidebook shows preschool, kindergarten, and primary teachers how to refine their literacy evaluation practices through careful kidwatching. By observing and recording children's literacy development, teachers also develop new understandings of the ways children think and learn. Ultimately, through kidwatching, teachers plan curriculum and

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This smart, practical guidebook shows preschool, kindergarten, and primary teachers how to refine their literacy evaluation practices through careful kidwatching. By observing and recording children's literacy development, teachers also develop new understandings of the ways children think and learn. Ultimately, through kidwatching, teachers plan curriculum and instruction that are tailored to individual strengths and needs.

Gretchen Owocki and Yetta Goodman are the perfect pair to guide teachers through the kidwatching process. Yetta coined the term in her seminal article in 1978 and has spearheaded the use of miscue analysis as a window into the reading process. Gretchen, Yetta's former graduate student, is an outstanding educator and published author on the ways young children develop literacy. Together, they have written a book that will serve as a professional development tool as well as a kidwatching handbook. In each chapter, they provide

  • a clear description of how kidwatching enhances teaching and learning
  • specific guidelines and suggestions for kidwatching
  • practical tools and resources to be used in documentation and analysis
  • empowerment for children-a chance to evaluate and revalue themselves by partnering with teachers to document and reflect on their knowledge.

Kidwatching provides a framework for engaging in systematic, yet very personalized, data collection in all areas of literacy. High-quality kidwatching gives teachers the information they need to teach effectively and to share detailed, factual information with families and administrators. Kidwatching can also be used to strengthen school reform, to develop a common set of principles and practices that are in tune with local needs and interests. Learn to watch kids and see how effective you can be on these fronts.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780325004617
Publisher:
Heinemann
Publication date:
08/01/2002
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
144
Sales rank:
415,520
Product dimensions:
8.50(w) x 11.00(h) x 0.34(d)
Age Range:
5 - 8 Years

Table of Contents

1. What Is Kidwatching?

Sociocultural Knowledge and Experience

Print Awareness

Books and Book Handling

Talk

Oral Reading and Miscues

Writing

Appendix:

Reproducibles

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