ERIC Number: ED488968
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2004
Oral Language and Early Literacy in Preschool: Talking, Reading, and Writing
Roskos, Kathleen A.; Tabors, Patton O.; Lenhart, Lisa A.
International Reading Association (NJ3)
Create a language-rich program that promotes children's talking, reading, and writing. This resource has the research, planning and assessment suggestions, and instructional approaches teachers need to determine: (1) What oral language skills children need to learn; (2)What kinds of language and literacy experiences to provide; (3) What to look for in programs and materials; and (4) Whether children are making progress in their use of language. Helpful appendixes contain assessment tools, principles of program evaluation, and daily language and literacy routines for infants and toddlers. Following a preface and a glossary, this book contains the following chapters: (1) "Joining Oral Language and Early Literacy"; (2) "Explaining Terms and Fundamental Ideas"; (3) "Planning for Talking, Reading, and Writing a Lot; (4) "Creating Learning Conditions for Progress in Talking, Reading, and Writing"; (5) "Using Instructional Approaches to Teach Oral Language and Early Literacy"; and (6) "A Day in the Life of Ms. A. and Her 18 Preschoolers". Appended are: (1) Easy-to-Use Language and Literacy Assessment Tools; (2) Principles of Program Evaluation; and (3) Daily Language and Literacy Routines for Infants and Toddlers. The following are also included: (1) References; and (2) Index.
Descriptors: Program Effectiveness, Toddlers, Teaching Methods, Program Evaluation, Language Skills, Language Usage, Infants, Oral Language, Emergent Literacy, Literacy Education, Preschool Education
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Publication Type: Books; Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: Preschool Education
Authoring Institution: International Reading Association, Newark, DE.