Description : EARLY CHILDHOOD EXPERIENCES IN LANGUAGE ARTS: EARLY LITERACY, Eleventh Edition responds to national legislation, professional standards, and public concern about the development of young children's language and foundational literacy skills by providing current research-based instructional strategies in early language development. Activities throughout emphasize the relationship between listening, speaking, reading, writing (print), and viewing in language arts areas. This text addresses the cultural and ethnic diversity of children and provides techniques and tips for adapting curricula. Theory is followed by how-to suggestions and plentiful examples of classic books and stories, poems, finger plays, flannel board and alphabet experiences, puppetry, language games, drama, and phonemic and phonetic awareness activities. Students will also learn how, as teachers, they can best interact with children to promote appropriate language development, and how they can create a print-rich environment in the classroom. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.
Description : Early Childhood Experiences in Language Arts: Early Literacy, 8E is a tried and true text that encourages reflective thinking, allows practice of skills, and inspires the collection of ideas for future use. Now in it's eighth edition, the text offers many new features and benefits that will arm students with valuable information they can take directly into a teaching practice: the most current national legislative efforts, and attention to public concern and interest in young children's language and foundational literacy skills. It thoroughly addresses the interrelatedness of listening, speaking, reading, writing, and viewing language arts areas. A high-level view that paints a comprehensive picture of the most important, aspects of teaching early literacy is balanced by the books practical approach providing students with stories, poems, finger plays, and puppetry they can utilize in a classroom setting. They will also learn curriculum for infants, toddlers, and preschoolers, with the theory followed up by deliberate "how-to" suggestions. Cultural diversity is addressed, as well as program planning ideas for English language learners and children with special needs. Rounding out this effective text are student activity sections that encourage student discussion and interaction, plus an Online Companion to encourage discussion, research, and study.
Description : EARLY CHILDHOOD EXPERIENCE IN LANGUAGE ARTS: EARLY LITERACY, Ninth Edition encourages reflective thinking, allows practice of skills, and inspires the collection of ideas for future use. Now in its ninth edition, the text offers many features that will provide students with valuable information they can take directly into a teaching practice: the most current national legislative efforts, as well as attention to public concern and interest in young children’s language and foundational literacy skills. It also thoroughly addresses the interrelatedness of listening, speaking, reading, writing, and viewing language arts areas. Students will learn specific activities that include stories, poems, finger plays, and puppetry that they can utilize in a classroom setting. They also will learn curriculum for infants, toddlers, and preschoolers, with the theory followed up by how-to suggestions. Cultural diversity is addressed, as well as program-planning ideas for English language learners and children with special needs. Activity sections and the companion website encourage discussion and research. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.
Description : How can we build a strong literacy foundation for children? This book appreciates that learning and language development start with the play episodes, oral language practices, wordplay activities, print encounters, reading events, and writing experiences that children engage in during the early years of life. Filled with rich language activities, The Cornerstones to Early Literacy shows teachers how to create active learning experiences that are essential to building early literacy. This comprehensive handbook is organized around the following topics: Play Experiences - Understanding the early stages of learning and all aspects of the play-literacy connection ; Oral Language - Supporting opportunities for child talk with suggested conversation starters and events that involve personal timelines and storytelling ; Language Awareness and Word Play - Creating a balanced approach to language learning using games and activities that involve literature, music, choral speaking, sound games, and more ; Print Encounters - Discovering, reproducing, and creating all forms of environmental print ; Reading Events - Integrating read-aloud and shared book experiences with proven strategies for supporting and observing young readers ; Writing Experiences - Identifying early writing characteristics and techniques for moving children along in their writing.
Description : Early Childhood Curriculum for All Learners: Integrating Play and Literacy Activities is designed to teach early childhood professionals about the latest research on play and early literacy and then to show them practical methods for adapting this research to everyday classroom practices that will encourage the development of learning skills. The authors link solid, play-based research to specific developmentally appropriate practices. By combining these two areas, the text demonstrates that academic learning and play activities are highly compatible, and that children can and do develop academic skills through play. In addition, the text focuses on socio-dramatic play, a recently acknowledged, essential aspect of child-initiated play interactions. It provides specific strategies that link these interactive behaviors with the early academic skills needed for the initial primary grades. Implementation of the information presented in this book will enable children to experience a richer transition into primary education classrooms.
Description : "Now in its fourth edition, Early Childhood Language Arts offers a more comprehensive look at early childhood education than any other text, integrating all aspects of language arts : listening, speaking, reading, and writing"--Backcover.
Description : Current research increasingly highlights the role of early literacy in young children's development--and informs practices and policies that promote success among diverse learners. The Handbook of Early Literacy Research presents cutting-edge knowledge on all aspects of literacy learning in the early years. Volume 2 provides additional perspectives on important topics covered in Volume 1 and addresses critical new topics: the transition to school, the teacher-child relationship, sociodramatic play, vocabulary development, neuroimaging work, Vygotskian theory, findings from international studies, and more.
Description : The field of early literacy has seen significant recent advances in theory, research, and practice. These volumes bring together leading authorities to report on current findings, integrate insights from different disciplinary perspectives, and explore ways to provide children with the strongest possible literacy foundations in the first 6 years of life. The Handbook first addresses broad questions about the nature of emergent literacy, summarizing current knowledge on cognitive pathways, biological underpinnings, and the importance of cultural contexts. Chapters in subsequent sections examine various strands of knowledge and skills that emerge as children become literate, as well as the role played by experiences with peers and families. Particular attention is devoted to the challenges involved in making schools work for all children, including members of linguistic and ethnic minority groups and children living in poverty. Finally, approaches to instruction, assessment, and early intervention are described, and up-to-date research on their effectiveness is presented.
Description : A holistic approach to language learning from a developmental point of view. Text covers three main areas: the characteristics of human development, theories that guide the caregiver to create the appropriate environments for learning, and practical strategies that encourage growth in reading, speaking, listening and writing. courses in emergent literacy, reading in early childhood education, early childhood language arts.