Description : Kindergarten is a time for playful and enriching learning activities that support children's literacy emergence while enhancing their social and cognitive development. The routines of a busy, engaged, productive kindergarten classroom are vividly brought to life in this information-packed book. Demonstrated are whole-class and small-group strategies for helping children acquire concepts about print and the alphabet, build phonological and phonemic awareness, learn to read sight words, develop their listening comprehension and writing abilities, and much more.
Description : Purposeful Play for Early Childhood Phonological Awareness provides 70 activities designed to help students detect and manipulate the sounds of language. Whether through singing songs, engaging in role-playing games, or tossing balls of yarn, every activity provides fun ways for children to interact with language and one another while offering explicit support for developing phonological awareness. Use fun, engaging activities, grouped according to phonological skills, that build sequentially and reinforce previously learned skills while introducing new skills. Address how to isolate sounds in words so young children can hear and recognize individual words, syllables, initial sounds, rhymes, and phonemes. Pronunciation guides give explicit instruction so that all sounds are correctly articulated.
Description : Bringing together leading scholars, this book describes proven ways to enhance early literacy skills in 3- and 4-year-olds, especially those from low-income families. Presented are scientifically based methods and approaches that are being applied in Early Reading First programs around the country. Important topics include promoting oral language and phonemic awareness, conducting read-alouds, setting up effective classroom environments, meeting the needs of English language learners, providing effective preschool coaching, using assessment to plan instruction, and helping students transition to kindergarten. Contributors also share lessons learned about evaluating and sustaining high-quality programs.
Description : This book examines the eight-year development of the Reading Orienteering Club after-school program, showing how to develop, test, change, and adapt an after-school program to fit the needs of the children who attend. It includes case studies and data reports for each year and presents the theory, application, and program evaluation steps that workers in the field or students learning about program design must follow. Chapters present first-person accounts as well as statistical evaluations of the effectiveness of the reading program with each group of children. In addition, chapters highlight the changes that were made in program design and why each change was implemented, giving practitioners the insights needed to adapt interventions and strategies to their own programs. The book concludes with recommendations from the authors on how to run a successful after-school reading program. Topics featured in this book include: The effect of intrinsic motivation to mental wellness in the classroom. The importance of oral reading in correcting reading failure. Group-center approaches to teaching reading in the classroom. How to select the best evaluation tool. The challenges of mixing inner city and rural students in a reading program. After-School Programming and Intrinsic Motivation is an essential reference for scientist-practitioners, clinicians, researchers, and graduate students in such disciplines as school psychology, childhood education, social work, psychotherapy and counseling, and learning and instruction.
Description : Provides an explanation of phonics, a method of reading instruction that focuses on the relationship between sounds and their spellings, and features over one hundred activities for the classroom, as well as sample lessons, word lists, and teaching strategies.
Description : Help pre-school through Grade 1 students develop and reinforce beginning phonemic awareness skills. Games and activities for both whole class and small groups introduce developmentally-appropriate concepts in a fun and interactive way. The step-by-step directions are easily followed by classroom teachers, aids, or parent volunteers. Plus each book includes all patterns and game pieces to save prep time. Includes Teacher Resourc CD with full-color patterns. 176pp.
Description : Teacher inquiry helps improve educational outcomes Practitioner Teacher Inquiry and Research explores theconcept and importance of the teacher practitioner, and preparesstudents in teacher education courses and programs to conductresearch in the classroom. Author Carolyn Babione has extensiveexperience in undergraduate- and graduate-level teacher trainingand teacher inquiry coursework. In the book, Babione guidesstudents through the background, theory, and strategy required tosuccessfully conduct classroom research. The first part of the booktackles the "how-to" and "why" of teacher inquiry, while the secondpart provides students with real-life practitioner inquiry researchprojects across a range of school settings, content areas, andteaching strategies. The book's discussion includes topics suchas: Underlying cultural and historical perspectives surrounding theteaching profession Hidden stereotypes that limit teacher beliefs about power andvoice Current curriculum innovation and reflections on moderndevelopments Practitioner Teacher Inquiry and Research successfullyguides and encourages budding teachers to fully understand theimportance of their involvement in studying and researching theirclassroom settings, giving a better understanding of how theirbeliefs and teaching practices impact classroom learning.
Description : The present volume is based on the proceedings of the Advanced Study Institute (ASI) sponsored by the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO). The Institute was conducted at the beautiful Chateau de Bonas, near Toulouse, France in October, 1991. A number of scholars from different countries participated in the two-week institute on differential diagnosis and treatments of reading and writing problems. The accepted papers for this volume are divided into three sections: (a) Differential diagnosis of reading disabilities; (b) Access to language-related component processes; and (c) Reading/spelling strategies. The other papers appear in a companion volume: Developmental and Acquired Dyslexia: Neuropsychological and Neurolinguistic Perspectives, also coedited by Joshi and Leong and published by Kluwer Academic Publishers. Several people and organizations have helped us in this endeavor and their assistance is gratefully acknowledged. Our special thanks are due to: the Scientific Affairs Division of NATO for providing the major portion of the financial support; Dr. L. V. da Cunha of NATO and Dr. THo Kester and Mrs. Barbara Kester of the International Transfer of Science and Technology (ITST) for their help and support of the various aspects of the institute; Mr. Charles Stockman and the entire staff of the Chateau de Bonas for making our stay a pleasant one by helping us to run the Institute smoothly. We also wish to thank our reviewers and the following people for other assistance: Christi Martin, and Xi-wu Fang.