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ERIC Number: ED451967
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 2000
Pages: 452
Abstractor: N/A
ISBN: ISBN-0-87659-258-2
Creating Readers: Over 1000 Games, Activities, Tongue Twisters, Fingerplays, Songs, and Stories To Get Children Excited about Reading.
Schiller, Pam
Combining the language experience approach and phonics instruction, this guide provides parents and early childhood teachers a comprehensive resource for developing a strong foundation for pre-readers. The guide offers over 1,000 activities, games, fingerplays, songs, tongue-twisters, poems, and stories for the letters of the alphabet to develop a child's desire to read as well as the skills needed to begin reading. Following the introduction outlining basic principles of emergent literacy and realistic expectations for ages birth to 3 years, 3 to 4 years, and 5 years of age, the chapters of the book are as follows: (1) "Getting Ready," including listening games, language activities, and tips for reading aloud to children; (2) "Comprehending Stories," including enacting and dramatizing stories, using questions to enhance comprehension, and developing higher level thinking; (3) "Developing Oral Language," including extending and enriching vocabulary, and matching words to thoughts and actions; (4) "Understanding the Functions of Print," including understanding spatial orientation and recognizing part/whole relationships; and (5) "Acquiring Reading Skills," including recognizing sight words and developing phonological awareness. The guide's appendix includes assessment lists, patterns, sequence cards, recipes, games, and a glossary. (HTH)
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Publication Type: Books; Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Parents; Practitioners; Teachers
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
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Note: Illustrations by Richele Bartokowiak and K. Whelan Dery.