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Language and Literacy Development: What Educators Need to Know
     

Language and Literacy Development: What Educators Need to Know

by James P. Byrnes, Barbara A. Wasik
 

ISBN-10: 1593859910

ISBN-13: 9781593859916

Pub. Date: 11/13/2008

Publisher: Guilford Publications, Inc.

Children's speaking, reading, and writing skills are closely connected, and this engaging text guides preservice and practicing teachers in choosing instructional strategies that promote the integrated development of these skills. The authors explore the foundations of language in the developing brain and show how language acquisition in early childhood influences

Overview

Children's speaking, reading, and writing skills are closely connected, and this engaging text guides preservice and practicing teachers in choosing instructional strategies that promote the integrated development of these skills. The authors explore the foundations of language in the developing brain and show how language acquisition in early childhood influences later literacy and language use. Chapters cover phonological skills, vocabulary, grammatical knowledge, comprehension, and writing, as well as instructional techniques and programs. The book examines why some students struggle with particular language and literacy tasks and how motivation and sociocultural factors affect proficiency. Rich classroom vignettes and examples of effective teaching strategies are accompanied by accessible explanations of relevant research.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781593859916
Publisher:
Guilford Publications, Inc.
Publication date:
11/13/2008
Series:
Solving Problems in the Teaching of Literacy Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
432
Product dimensions:
6.30(w) x 9.30(h) x 1.00(d)
Age Range:
4 - 17 Years

Table of Contents

I. Introductory Issues

1. Introduction

2. Brain Development, Language, and Literacy

II. The Development of Spoken Language Competence

3. An Overview of Spoken Language Competence

4. The Development of Phonological Skills

5. The Development of Word Meaning and Vocabulary

6. The Development of Grammatical Knowledge

III. The Development of Reading and Writing Skills

7. Beginning Reading

8. The Development of Reading Comprehension

9. The Development of Writing Skills

IV. Individual and Group Differences in Language and Literacy

10. Motivational Issues in Speaking, Reading, and Writing

11. Sociocultural Issues in Speaking, Reading, and Writing

V. Instructional Techniques and Programs

12. General Principles of Effective Instruction

13. Language and Literacy Programs That Work

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