Literacy Development in Early Childhood: Reflective Teaching for Birth to Age Eight / Edition 1

Literacy Development in Early Childhood: Reflective Teaching for Birth to Age Eight / Edition 1

by Beverly W. Otto
     
 

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ISBN-10: 0131721445

ISBN-13: 9780131721449

Pub. Date: 08/02/2007

Publisher: Pearson

Literacy Development in Early Childhood offers a truly comprehensive look at literacy development, beginning in infancy and continuing through grade 8. Organized developmentally, chapters on the “signs” of early literacy behaviors are followed by chapters on “enhancing” those behaviors. Assessment topics, including observation forms

Overview

Literacy Development in Early Childhood offers a truly comprehensive look at literacy development, beginning in infancy and continuing through grade 8. Organized developmentally, chapters on the “signs” of early literacy behaviors are followed by chapters on “enhancing” those behaviors. Assessment topics, including observation forms for classroom use, and developmentally appropriate strategies are integrated throughout. The role of oral language as a foundation for literacy, home-school connections, and cultural influences on literacy development are also emphasized. This text will help teachers serve as thoughtful mediators in children's transactions with literacy.

Provides Teachers with Tools for Reflective Literacy Instruction. The book’s organization and narrative encourages teachers to become reflective decision-makers who select and implement instructional strategies based upon their knowledge of individual children’s emergent literacy behaviors and needs.

Explores Literacy Strategies through Classroom- and Home-Based Examples and Vignettes. Numerous vignettes and teacher-child interactions throughout the book demonstrate literacy scaffolding in an applied and authentic manner.

Supports Teachers in Multicultural and Urban Settings. An emphasis on linguistic and cultural diversity is woven throughout—including an array of strategies for English Language Learners—to provide today’s teachers with the knowledge to help all children succeed.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780131721449
Publisher:
Pearson
Publication date:
08/02/2007
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
384
Product dimensions:
7.95(w) x 9.92(h) x 1.02(d)

Table of Contents

LITERACY DEVELOPMENT IN EARLY CHILDHOOD

Table of Contents

Chapter 1-Literacy and Learning

Chapter 2-Theoretical Perspectives of Literacy Development

Chapter 3-Oral Language Development: Foundation for Literacy

Chapter 4-Signs of Emergent Literacy Among Infants and Toddlers: Observation and Exploration

Chapter 5-Enhancing Emergent Literacy Among Infants and Toddlers

Chapter 6-Signs of Emergent Literacy Among Preschoolers

Chapter 7-Enhancing Emergent Literacy Among Preschoolers

Chapter 8-Emergent Literacy Among Kindergartners: Signs, Standards, and Assessment

Chapter 9-Enhancing Emergent Literacy and Beginning Reading and Writing in Kindergartners

Chapter 10-Literacy Instruction in First Grade: Becoming an Independent Reader and Writer

Chapter 11-Literacy Instruction in Second and Third Grade: Transitioning to Fluent Reading and Writing

Chapter 12-Transitioning to Fourth Grade-Reading and Writing to Learn

Glossary

Appendices

References

Index

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