ERIC Number: ED284176
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1987
Reference Count: N/A
Supporting Literacy: Developing Effective Learning Environments.
Loughlin, Catherine E.; Martin, Mavis D.
Drawing on current research into the learning environment as well as into the reading process and the acquisition of literacy, this book is designed to help elementary and early childhood teachers arrange classroom time environments that encourage children's growth in literacy. Following a brief statement of purpose, the book is divided into the following chapters: (1) "The Functioning Literacy Environment," (2) "Provisioning for Literacy," (3) "Materials Arrangement and Literacy," (4) "Spatial Organization and Literacy," (5) "The Functional Use of Print," (6) "Shared Personal Communication," (7) "Knowledge Content and Literacy," (8) "Writing," (9) "Book Use," and (10) "Analyzing the Environment." The book concludes with two appendixes, a survey of displayed literacy stimuli and a checklist of environmental evidence for literacy growth, as well as a comprehensive reference list. (NKA)
Descriptors: Class Activities, Classroom Communication, Classroom Environment, Classroom Techniques, Early Childhood Education, Elementary Education, Interpersonal Communication, Language Acquisition, Learning Processes, Literacy, Reading Instruction, Reading Processes, Teacher Student Relationship, Teaching Methods, Writing Instruction
Teachers College Press, Teachers College, Columbia University, 1234 Amsterdam Ave., New York, NY 10027 ($15.95).
Publication Type: Books; Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Practitioners; Teachers
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: Literacy Events; Spatial Context; Whole Language Approach
Note: Foreword by Yetta M. Goodman.