ERIC Number: ED399522
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1996
I Already Know How To Read: A Child's View of Literacy.
Noting that children's perceptions of literacy and of themselves as learners differ from those of adults, this book documents how Sarah, from the ages of 2 to 5 years, understood literacy and invented reading and writing for herself. Numerous reading and writing samples in the book, organized around broad research questions, present Sarah as an inquirer who actively constructs her understanding of literacy and ways to be literate. Chapters in the book are (1) Learning to See; (2) "What Are You Doing with That Written Language?"; (3) "How Can I Read and Write?"; (4) "How Do We Read and Write?"; (5) Sarah in Kindergarten; and (6) Lessons from Sarah. Contains 65 professional references and 20 references to children's literature. (RS)
Descriptors: Beginning Reading, Beginning Writing, Case Studies, Childhood Attitudes, Childrens Writing, Cognitive Development, Developmental Stages, Early Childhood Education, Emergent Literacy, Inquiry, Invented Spelling, Reading Processes, Writing Processes, Written Language
Heinemann, 361 Hanover Street, Portsmouth, NH 03801-3912 ($18).
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Opinion Papers; Books
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Foreword by Yetta M. Goodman.