ERIC Number: ED477978
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 2001
Reference Count: N/A
Building Early Literacy and Language Skills: A Resource and Activity Guide for Preschool and Kindergarten.
Paulson, Lucy Hart; Noble, Linda Attridge; Jepson, Stacia; van den Pol, Rick
This book is a resource and activity guide for early childhood educators and care providers that helps to enhance the development of early and emerging literacy skills in young children. Its philosophy is based on the premise that both language and literacy development begin at birth and that educators and caretakers of young children have a window of opportunity to facilitate the development of language and literacy. It includes descriptions of the connection between language and literacy in the areas of language use, phonological awareness, and print. It also provides the critical information necessary for understanding what children do when developing language and literacy and some strategies for what children need during this process. There are more than 70 developmentally appropriate and engaging activities included for facilitating the development of vital early and emerging literacy skills. It can be used in preschool, kindergarten, and early primary classrooms; in general and special education; in day care facilities; and as a preservice training guide. In addition, families will find it to be a helpful resource. (Includes a glossary and extensive references.) (Author/SG)
Descriptors: At Risk Persons, Child Care, Class Activities, Cultural Awareness, Developmentally Appropriate Practices, Disabilities, Early Childhood Education, Emergent Literacy, Inclusive Schools, Kindergarten, Language Acquisition, Models, Preschool Education, Special Education
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Publication Type: Books; Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Community; Parents; Practitioners; Support Staff; Teachers
Sponsor: Special Education Programs (ED/OSERS), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Sopris West, Inc., Longmont, CO.; Montana Univ., Missoula. Div. of Educational Research and Services.