Literacy's Beginnings: Supporting Young Readers and Writers / Edition 5

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The third edition of Literacy's Beginnings: Supporting Young Readers and Writers offers an integrated, literature-based approach to reading and writing instruction keyed to the typical developmental stages through which most children pass. Its emphasis is on child-centered instruction in phonemic awareness, phonics, decoding, comprehension, and interpretation. Numerous vignettes are presented, which describe young children's reading and writing from birth to age eight. Children's learning is examined in social settings, including home, preschool, and school. A thorough description of ways to organize an environment to stimulate the growth of language, both written and oral, makes the text an invaluable resource for prospective teachers of children from birth to age eight. Special attention is given to instruction in phonological and phonemic awareness embedded in a literature-based program. Special attention is also given to the unique opportunities for literacy development afforded by computers. For anyone interested in emergent literacy (birth through age 8).
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780205533367
  • Publisher: Allyn & Bacon, Inc.
  • Publication date: 3/27/2007
  • Edition description: Older Edition
  • Edition number: 5
  • Pages: 432
  • Product dimensions: 7.01 (w) x 9.09 (h) x 0.78 (d)

Meet the Author

Lea M. McGee is the Marie Clay Chair of Reading Recovery and Early Literacy at The Ohio University.

Donald J. Richgels is a professor at Northern Illinois University

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Table of Contents

Ch. 1 Understanding Literacy Learning 3
Ch. 2 From Birth to Three Years: Literacy Beginners 39
Ch. 3 From Three to Five Years: Novice Readers and Writers 65
Ch. 4 From Five to Seven Years: Experimenting Readers and Writers 99
Ch. 5 From Six to Eight Years: Conventional Readers and Writers 135
Ch. 6 Literacy-Rich Classrooms 171
Ch. 7 Supporting Literacy Learning in Preschools 215
Ch. 8 Supporting Literacy Learning in Kindergarten 247
Ch. 9 Supporting Literacy Learning in First Grade 293
Ch. 10 Supporting Literacy Learning Beyond First Grade 335
Ch. 11 Diverse Learners 371
Ch. 12 Assessment 409
Author Index 447
Subject Index 455
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