Growing a Reader from Birth: Your Child's Path from Language to Literacy

Growing a Reader from Birth: Your Child's Path from Language to Literacy

by Diane McGuinness Ph.D.


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Full of fascinating insights into infant behavior, Growing a Reader from Birth not only illuminates the stages of language learning in children but also wisely counsels parents on how to maximize interactions with their children and be a positive force in nurturing their child’s language from day one.

An essential guide to understanding a child’s emerging language from the first days of babbling through a five-year-old’s mastery of reading.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780393332391
Publisher: Norton, W. W. & Company, Inc.
Publication date: 02/19/2004
Pages: 272
Product dimensions: 5.00(w) x 8.00(h) x (d)

Table of Contents

Introduction: What Does It Mean to Grow a Reader?9
1.From Zero to One: Word Work19
2.From One to Two: Getting to Meaning61
3.From Two to Three: The Outrageous, Self-Propelling, Parent-Defying, Simply Amazing, Terrific Twos109
4.From Three to Five: The Flowering of Discourse170
5.All About Reading203
The Basic Code247
Suggestions for Further Reading251
Parent Programs for Home Use with Beginning Readers253
Classroom Programs257
Remedial Programs259

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