ERIC Number: ED442085
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1998
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Developing Literacy Naturally.
Searfoss, Lyndon W.; Bean, Thomas W.; Gelfer, Jeffrey I.
Young children have a natural interest and excitement about language and literacy. This book is designed to help teachers and caretakers nurture young children's literacy development in day care, preschools, kindergartens, and primary grade classrooms. The book's approach to young children's literacy development includes how to design and manage effective classroom environments, centers, and theme-based teaching and learning. In addition, the book includes resources and suggestions for working with second language learners, strategies for inclusion, and building parent partnerships. Throughout the book, the reliance is on personal classroom experiences as well as those of other teachers, students, and families. The book is divided into the following nine chapters: (1) An Introduction to Developing Literacy Naturally; (2) Infants, Toddlers, and Day Care Settings for Literacy; (3) Developing Effective Preschool Environments; (4) Emerging Readers and Writers in Kindergarten; (5) First Grade and Beyond; (6) Inclusion: Literacy Development for All Children; (7) Assessing Early Literacy through Portfolios; (8) Second Language Learners; and (9) Parent Partnerships. Each chapter ends with resources and references. (NKA)
Descriptors: Classroom Environment, Day Care Centers, Early Childhood Education, Emergent Literacy, Language Acquisition, Parent Participation, Portfolio Assessment, Thematic Approach
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Publication Type: Books; Guides - Classroom - Teacher
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