Helping Young Children Learn Language and Literacy: Birth through Kindergarten / Edition 3 available in Paperback
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About the Author
Carol Vukelich is Hammonds Professor and Director, Delaware Center for Teacher Education.
James Christie is Professor of Social and Family Dynamics at Arizona State University.
Billie Enz is Professor of Early Childhood Education at Arizona State University.
Table of ContentsEvery chapter begins with a "Before Reading This Chapter, Think About..." section and concludes with a summary and a "Linking Knowledge to Practice" section.
1. Foundations of Language and Literacy.
Language and Literacy: Definitions and Interrelationship.
The Way Children Learn.
Respect for Diversity.
Assessing Children's Literacy Learning.
Teaching Language and Literacy to Young Children.
2. Oral Language Development.
Language Acquisition Theories.
Linguistic Vocabulary Lesson.
Observing the Development of Children's Language.
What is Normal Language Development?
Factors Contributing to Variation in Rate of Language Acquisition.
Young Children's Second Language Development.
3. Facilitating Oral Language Learning.
Home Talk: A Natural Context for Learning and Using Language.
School Talk: A Structured Context for Learning and Using Language.
Assessment: Finding Out What Children Know and Can Do.
Linking Knowledge to Practice.
4. The Beginnings of Reading and Writing.
Traditional Views of Literacy Development.
New Perspectives on Early Literacy.
5. Selecting and Sharing Books.
Selecting Good Books for Young Children.
Making Books Accessible to Young Children.
Sharing Literature with Children.
Assessment: Discovering What Children Know and Can Do.
6. Building a Foundation for Literacy Learning.
Functional Literacy Activities.
Linking Literacy and Play.
Language Experience Approach/Shared Writing.
7. Teaching Writing and Reading in a Balanced LiteracyProgram.
8. On-Going Assessment and Adapting Instruction to Meet the Needs of Diverse Students.
Assessment: Determining What Children Know and Can Do.
What is Important for Teachers to Know About Children's Literacy Development
The First Step - Gathering Information.
Creating a Portfolio.
9. Organizing the Curriculum and Classroom Environment.
Approaches to Curriculum Design.
Erasing the Seams: Designing Integrated Curriculum.
Designing the Classroom's Physical Environment to Support the Integrated Curriculum.
Organizing the Classroom's Daily Schedule: Creating a Rhythm to the Day.
Integrated Units Alive in a Classroom.
10. Helping Families Facilitate Language and Literacy Development.
What Roles Do Families Play?
Helping Families And Primary Caregivers Become Effective First Teachers.
Teacher and Schools as Professional Resources.
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