Developing Literacy in Preschool

Developing Literacy in Preschool

Book - 2007
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Guilford Pr
Preschoolers are passionate about learning, and a high-quality preschool program offers rich learning experiences in the areas of language and literacy. This engaging book gives teachers and other professionals fresh ideas, inspiration, and practical tools for integrating age-appropriate literacy instruction into the preschool curriculum. Including helpful vignettes, sample lesson plans, and reproducibles, the book shows how to create a motivating classroom environment, balance child-initiated exploration with structured activities, and support students' developing skills in reading, writing, speaking, and comprehension. Essential topics include preschool assessment and working with English language learners.

Preschoolers are passionate about learning, and a high-quality preschool program offers rich learning experiences in the areas of language and literacy. This engaging book gives teachers and other professionals fresh ideas, inspiration, and practical tools for integrating age-appropriate literacy instruction into the preschool curriculum. Including helpful vignettes, sample lesson plans, and reproducibles, the book shows how to create a motivating classroom environment, balance child-initiated exploration with structured activities, and support students' developing skills in reading, writing, speaking, and comprehension. Essential topics include preschool assessment and working with English language learners.


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Designed for teachers, staff developers, and study groups, Morrow's (education, Rutgers U.) text provides a combination of theory, research, policy, and practice regarding methods of teaching literacy to preschoolers from two to five years old. Coverage includes an overview of a literacy-rich preschool classroom; history, theory, research, and policy that have influenced preschool programs from the 1800s to the present; organizing and managing preschool literacy instruction; oral language development; strategies for developing knowledge about print; comprehension development strategies; and writing development. The appendices include a glossary, a sample integrated language arts thematic unit on good nutrition, and lists of children's literature, magazines for preschoolers, professional associations and professional journals. Annotation ©2007 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Publisher: New York : Guilford Press, c2007
ISBN: 9781593854621
1593854625
9781593854638
1593854633
Branch Call Number: 372.6 MOR
Characteristics: xiv, 231 p. : ill. ; 26 cm

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