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Literacy for Young Children: A Guide for Early Childhood Educators (Paperback)
  • Literacy for Young Children: A Guide for Early Childhood Educators (Paperback)

Literacy for Young Children: A Guide for Early Childhood Educators (Paperback)

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Paperback 256 Pages / Published: 06/05/2008
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This resource presents assessment and instructional activities that are evidence based, practical, and easy to implement. This comprehensive text demonstrates how to link assessment and instruction practices for every component of literacy learning and helps teachers become informed decision makers about purposeful literacy instruction. Addressing the Early Reading First areas of phonological awareness, print knowledge, and language development, the book also covers parent involvement, integrated curriculum, and suggestions for working with children with special needs and English language learners. Using vignettes of four children representing diverse backgrounds, the authors weave together theory and practice and describe how instructional strategies are implemented in classroom settings. Each chapter contains figures and graphic organizers and includes sections on instructional strategies, assessment, and diversity

Publisher: SAGE Publications Inc
ISBN: 9781412952002
Number of pages: 256
Weight: 510 g
Dimensions: 254 x 177 x 15 mm

"A comprehensive and comprehensible book that provides a framework for a productive, engaging, literacy-developing classroom. This text provides a complete schema to support and enable novice teachers and affirm the experienced teacher with an overview for developing literacy in early childhood." -- Judy A. Leavell, Associate Professor
"Griffith and her colleagues have written a valuable book for literacy instructors. The attention to detail and the inclusion of research-based instructional strategies will make this book an excellent resource for all teachers and coaches in grades preK and K." -- Ruth Short, Associate Professor
"This book merges the five big ideas in reading with developmentally appropriate practice to create a practical guide that will enhance literacy development in any type of preschool setting. The references, resources, and examples will help teachers bring these ideas to life in their classrooms." -- Addie Gaines, Principal
"A great resource for any early childhood teacher! The book provides concrete examples of how to implement best practices in an early childhood classroom. By connecting all the big ideas in literacy, the authors have set a standard for best practice!" -- Emma McGee Barnes, Literacy Facilitator
"This clear, concise text allows the reader a look into the classroom and an opportunity to relate to students and teachers in specific and meaningful ways to address literacy and its many important parts." -- Teresa P. Cunningham, Principal
"A major strength of this book is the focus on addressing the needs of each child as an individual, supporting his or her literacy development through both the physical and the interactional environment. I look forward to using this book in my literacy methods courses." -- Elizabeth Willner, Associate Professor

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