ERIC Number: ED489252
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2004
Building a Foundation for Preschool Literacy: Effective Instruction for Children's Reading and Writing Development
Vukelich, Carol; Christie, James
International Reading Association (NJ3)
Recent research and legislative initiatives have put pressure on preschool teachers and administrators to increase children's literacy development. This concise, practical resource helps readers respond to this challenge with the content and best practices needed to provide preschoolers with balanced, effective literacy instruction. The book includes the following six chapters: (1) How Children Learn to Read and Write; ( 2) Creating a Literacy-Rich Environment for Young Children; (3) Planning the Daily Schedule; (4) Helping Parents Help Their Children Learn; (5) Tying It All Together: Standards, Instruction, and Assessment; and (6) New Challenges, New Opportunities. The following are appended: (1) Suggested Materials for Thematic Play Settings; and (2) Preschool Standards. An index is included.
Descriptors: Literacy Education, Emergent Literacy, Preschool Education, Teaching Methods, Play, Student Evaluation, Standards, Parent Child Relationship, Thematic Approach
International Reading Association, Headquarters Office, 800 Barksdale Rd., P.O. Box 8139, Newark, DE 19714-8139. Tel: 800-336-7323 (Toll Free); Fax: 302-731-1057.
Publication Type: Books; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Preschool Education
Audience: Teachers; Administrators
Authoring Institution: International Reading Association, Newark, DE.