ERIC Number: ED489500
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2005-May
Teaching Literacy in Kindergarten
McGee, Lea M.; Morrow, Lesley Mandel
Kindergarten is a time for playful and enriching learning activities that support children's literacy emergence while enhancing their social and cognitive development. The routines of a busy, engaged, productive kindergarten classroom are vividly brought to life in this information-packed book. Demonstrated are whole-class and small group strategies for helping children acquire concepts about print and the alphabet, build phonological and phonemic awareness, learn to read sight words, develop their listening comprehension and writing abilities, and much more. Helpful reproducible materials are included. This book contains the following chapters: (1) A Week in Kindergarten; (2) Preparing the Environment for Literacy Instruction in Kindergartners; (3) What Do Kindergartners Know about Reading and Writing; (4) Whole-Group Literacy Instruction; (5) Small- Group Literacy Instruction; (6) Differentiating Instruction to Meet the Needs of All Learners; and (7) Assessment. Appended are: (1) Resources for Teachers; (2) Alphabet Letter Formation; (3) ELKA Alphabet Recognition Tasks; (4) ELKA Concepts about Print Tasks; (5) ELKA Phonemic Awareness Tasks; (6) ELKA Phonics Tasks; and (7) Elka Writing Task: Invented Spelling Word List and Scoring Rubric.
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Phonemic Awareness, Alphabets, Literacy Education, Kindergarten, Word Lists, Scoring Rubrics, Sight Vocabulary, Emergent Literacy, Listening Comprehension, Student Needs, Small Group Instruction, Large Group Instruction, Spelling
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Publication Type: Books; Guides - Classroom - Teacher; Reference Materials - General
Education Level: Kindergarten
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