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When young children have been deprived of literacy-building experiences, is it fair for them to start school being taught the same way as those with a rich reading and writing background?
No, it's NOT fair, says reading expert Laura Robb. That's why she helped develop Literacy Links, a highly successful early intervention program, and why she wrote this book. Dedicated to young children with little exposure to literacy activities at home, the program provides the background knowledge these children need to succeed. The book explains exactly how this works.
Thoroughly comprehensive and practical, Literacy Links offers strategy after strategy to help literacy-deprived young learners. Robb has found that giving students the opportunity to experience family storybook reading at school works best. She offers four ways to reconstruct that experience and develop emergent literacy by
Enhanced by plentiful student work, reproducibles, and photographs, Literacy Links is just the book needed by classroom teachers, Title I Directors, and any administrator who's serious about developing emergent literacy in every child.
Changing the Landscape for Literacy-Deprived Learners
An Overview of Emergent Literacy
Planning for and Organizing the Year
Assessing and Selecting Children for Literacy Links
Constructing a Balanced Read-Aloud Program
Interactive, Shared, and Independent Writing
Word Play, Pretend Play, and Centers
School, Home, and Community Connections
Evaluation and Beyond Appendixes: A. Books About Phonemic Awareness B. Rhyming Books C. Patterned and Repetitive Books D. Nonfiction Read-Alouds E. Books Children Will Want to Hear Again and Again F. Alphabet Books G. Counting Books H. Log of Story Books Read Each Week
High-Frequency Words J. Discussion Graph for Noisy Nora by Rosemary Wells K. Take-Home Stories Form L. Making Masking Devices