Play and Early Literacy Development [NOOK Book]

Play and Early Literacy Development

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Guide to all aspects of metal framing, lathing, plastering, drywall, and fireproofing systems. A 16-page section illustrates wall and ceiling textures, and describes how to achieve the various effects. For the trade school or worker. Acidic paper. No bibliography or index. Scholars who are on the cutting edge of play/literacy research examine the role of children's play in early literacy from a number of theoretical and research perspectives, including investigations of play's contributions to early reading and writing development and applied research in how teachers can promote literacy growth through play. Paper edition (unseen), $16.95. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780791499078
  • Publisher: State University of New York Press
  • Publication date: 9/30/2009
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Sales rank: 1,325,748
  • File size: 2 MB

Table of Contents


Part I. Research Foundations

1. Play and the Emergence of Literacy
Nigel Hall

2. Psychological Research on Play: Connections with Early Literacy Development
James F. Christie

Part II. Play's Role in Early Literacy Development

3. Longitudinal Relations among Preschoolers' Symbolic Play, Metalinguistic Verbs, and Emergent Literacy
A. D. Pellegrini and Lee Galda

4. Thematic-Fantasy Play and Story Comprehension
Peter A. Williamson and Steven B. Silvern

5. "But, It Ain't Real!": Pretense in Children's Play and Literacy Development
Amanda Branscombe

Part III. Educational Applications

6. Classroom Literature Activities and Kindergartners' Dramatic Story Reenactments
Miriam Martinez, Markay Cheyney, and William H. Teale

7. Preparing the Classroom Environment to Promote Literacy during Play
Lesley Mandel Morrow and Muriel Rand

8. The Influence of Literacy-Enriched Play Centers on Preschoolers' Conceptions of the Functions of Print
Susan B. Neuman and Kathy Roskos

9. Symbolic Play: A Source of Meaningful Engagements with Writing and Reading
Carol Taylor Schrader

10. Materials and Modeling: Promoting Literacy during Play
Carol Vukelich

11. Play and Early Literacy Development: Summary and Discussion
James F. Christie


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