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Literacy Development in the Early Years: Helping Children Read and Write

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This book emphasizes an integrated language arts approach to teaching young children literacy, focusing on balanced, constructivist and direct instruction. Literacy Development in the Early Years presents a theoretical and research-based rationale for its contents, as well as practical applications based on that theory. It embraces integrated language arts and an interdisciplinary approach to literacy development as it addresses developing writing, reading, and oral language in the home and school curriculum. The...
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Overview

This book emphasizes an integrated language arts approach to teaching young children literacy, focusing on balanced, constructivist and direct instruction. Literacy Development in the Early Years presents a theoretical and research-based rationale for its contents, as well as practical applications based on that theory. It embraces integrated language arts and an interdisciplinary approach to literacy development as it addresses developing writing, reading, and oral language in the home and school curriculum. The use of children's literature is emphasized as the most important instructional materials and the joy of early literacy experiences is stressed to ensure lifelong reading habits. Literacy development is viewed as an active process between children and adults to create meaning and real purpose. For anyone interested in early childhood language arts.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780205642632
  • Publisher: Allyn & Bacon, Inc.
  • Publication date: 4/1/2008
  • Series: MyEducationLab Series
  • Edition description: Older Edition
  • Edition number: 6
  • Pages: 560
  • Product dimensions: 8.50 (w) x 10.80 (h) x 1.00 (d)

Meet the Author

Lesley Mandel Morrow is Professor of Literacy at Rutgers the State University of New Jersey.

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Table of Contents

Foreword
Preface
Acknowledgments
Ch. 1 Foundations of Early Literacy Development 1
Ch. 2 Observing and Assessing the Needs of Children: Multicultural and Special Learning Needs 31
Ch. 3 Family Literacy Partnerships: Home and School Working Together 53
Ch. 4 Language and Literacy Development 87
Ch. 5 How Young Children Learn to Read and Write: an Emergent Literacy Perspective 125
Ch. 6 Motivating Reading and Writing through the Use of Children's Literature 151
Ch. 7 Developing Concepts about Books and Comprehension of Text 191
Ch. 8 Developing Reading through Learning about Print 229
Ch. 9 Writing and Literacy Development 257
Ch. 10 Organizing and Managing the Learning Environment for Literacy Development at School 299
Afterword 358
App. A Children's Literature 360
App. B Quality Television Programs with Associated Children's Books 378
App. C Computer Software Designed to Promote Literacy Development and Creativity 381
App. D Suggestions for the Instructors: Assignments, In-Class Activities, and the Confusabet Lesson 383
Glossary 398
Bibliography 401
Children's Literature Bibliography 410
Index 412
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