ERIC Number: ED428321
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1999
Scaffolding Emergent Literacy: A Child-Centered Approach for Preschool through Grade 5.
Soderman, Anne K.; Gregory, Kara M.; O'Neill, Louise T.
This user-friendly book offers a sensitive approach to helping children become more strategic in their building of literacy skills and concepts. Underscored by child development theory, developmentally appropriate practices, and research, the book offers an array of literacy activities to support children's emergent to fluent literacy from the preprimary years through the fifth grade. Each strategy is paired with a classroom demonstration, and samples of children's work are included. Numerous classroom-based, child-centered measurement tools are offered, as well as a useful description of the most common standardized tests being used for diagnostic purposes. Portfolio implementation and student-led celebrations are also highlighted. Chapters in the book are: (1) Developing Literacy in the Young Child: Antecedents, Transactions, and Outcomes; (2) Literacy Links and Processes; (3) Organizing for Literacy; (4) Emerging Literacy: A Nurturing Classroom Context; (5) Early Literacy: A Supportive Classroom Context; (6) Moving toward Fluency: Developing Greater Self-Efficacy in Literacy; (7) Documenting Skills and Competencies; and (8) Portfolios and Student-Led Conferencing: Celebrating the Stages of Development. Contains approximately 350 references; an appendix presents an alphabetical listing of the first thousand words for children's reading. (RS)
Descriptors: Class Activities, Classroom Environment, Elementary Education, Emergent Literacy, Portfolios (Background Materials), Preschool Education, Reading Skills, Scaffolding (Teaching Technique), Student Centered Curriculum, Student Evaluation
Allyn and Bacon, 160 Gould St, Needham Heights, MA 02494; Web site: http://www.abacon.com ($24.70).
Publication Type: Books; Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
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