Language and Literacy Development in Children Who Are Deaf / Edition 2

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The second edition of Language and Literacy Development in Children Who are Deaf provides the most current information about teaching language, reading, and writing to deaf children. Models and strategies are clearly described and supported by theory, current research, and numerous examples of how these models and strategies can be used in classrooms with deaf students. The book has been reorganized so teachers can easily follow how to assess a deaf child's current abilities in language and literacy, develop appropriate instructional goals, and choose from among a variety of effective teaching models and strategies. The second edition discusses issues related to American Sign Language, bilingual education techniques, incorporating technology into instruction, and developing balanced literacy programs for deaf children. Experienced teachers, novice teachers, and individuals becoming teachers of deaf children can use this information to develop a comprehensive language and literacy program for deaf students from preschool through high school. For anyone who teaches reading or language to deaf children, or who is involved in literacy development of deaf children.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780205314935
  • Publisher: Pearson
  • Publication date: 1/12/2000
  • Edition description: REV
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 278
  • Product dimensions: 5.74 (w) x 8.97 (h) x 0.70 (d)

Table of Contents

Each chapter includes “Final Comments” and “Suggested Readings.”

1.Language Development and the Goals of Language Instruction.

Nature and Study of Language Acquisition.

Cognitive Dimensions of Language Acquisition.

Developmental Sequence in Language Acquisition.

Goals of Language Instruction.

Approaches to Language Assessment.

Analyzing the Child's Developmental Language Stage.

Identifying Appropriate Language Goals.

2.Language Development within the Classroom Setting.

Developing Language through Conversation.

Teaching Models and Strategies That Encourage Language Growth.

Use of Technology for Teaching Language.

Incidental Teaching of Language.

Interdisciplinary Curriculum: Integrating Language into Thematic Units.

Incorporating Strategies of Second Language Learning.

3.Literacy Development.

Balanced Literacy Defined.

Reading Development.

Emergent Literacy.

Capability and Achievement of Deaf Students.

Literature and Literacy Development.

Metacognition and Literacy.

Development of Writing.

Relationships between Reading and Writing Development.

4.Approaches to Promote Reading and Writing Development.

Fostering Emergent Literacy.

Models for Reading and Writing Instruction.

Teaching Strategies.

5.Learning through Reading and Writing in the Content Areas.

Framework for Content Area Literacy.

Models for Reading in the Content Areas.

Teaching Strategies.

6.Monitoring the Learning Process in Reading and Writing.

Assessment Principles.

Assessment Process.

7.Language and Literacy Development through Parent-Child-Teacher Partnerships.

Perspectives on Family-School Partnerships.

Legal Impetus for Parent Involvement in Educational Decisions.

Family Literacy.

Appendix: Standardized and Criterion-Referenced Tests.



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