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Make Way for Literacy!: Teaching the Way Young Children Learn / Edition 1
     

Make Way for Literacy!: Teaching the Way Young Children Learn / Edition 1

by Gretchen Owocki
 

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ISBN-10: 0325002703

ISBN-13: 9780325002705

Pub. Date: 08/23/2001

Publisher: Heinemann

With Literacy Through Play, Gretchen Owocki revealed to thousands of early childhood educators what a virtual gold mine play is for facilitating literacy learning. Now, with Make Way for Literacy!, Owocki offers effective guidelines for creating a classroom community that supports children's developing literacies.

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Overview

With Literacy Through Play, Gretchen Owocki revealed to thousands of early childhood educators what a virtual gold mine play is for facilitating literacy learning. Now, with Make Way for Literacy!, Owocki offers effective guidelines for creating a classroom community that supports children's developing literacies.

Make Way for Literacy! starts with a brief explanation of how literacy begins to develop, first in a child's home and neighborhood. Owocki points out the various individual traits, family activities, and basic literacy practices that can be so influential - and then focuses on preschool, kindergarten, and the primary grades. Next, the book offers four key principles for understanding and facilitating literacy, along with easy-to-follow techniques for starting - or refining - teacher research and inquiry in the classroom.

The bulk of the text is devoted to practical, curriculum-enhancing literacy engagements. For each type of engagement, Owocki explains how it fosters language and literacy development; provides ideas for instruction, assessment, evaluation, and teacher research; offers practical methods and materials for getting the engagement started; suggests related activities involving art, drama, movement, writing, drawing, talk, or play; and includes actual teaching and learning examples from classrooms.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780325002705
Publisher:
Heinemann
Publication date:
08/23/2001
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
224
Sales rank:
1,033,233
Product dimensions:
7.40(w) x 9.20(h) x 0.48(d)
Age Range:
4 - 5 Years

Table of Contents

Literacies and Teaching

How Literacy Develops

Evaluating Children's Literacy Knowledge

Inquiring into Children's Literacies

Literacy Engagements

Exploring Children's Literature

Take-Home Literature Packs

Storytelling

Literature Circles

Readers Theatre

Poetry

Sociodramatic Play and Literacy

Appendix: Books That Support Emergent Literacy

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