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ERIC Number: ED491854
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2005
Pages: 144
Abstractor: ERIC
ISBN: ISBN-0-8720-7578-8
Scaffolding with Storybooks: A Guide for Enhancing Young Children's Language and Literacy Achievement
Justice, Laura M.; Pence, Khara L.; Beckman, Angela R.; Skibbe, Lori E.; Wiggins, Alice K.
International Reading Association (NJ3)
Use storybook reading to build the early literacy competencies that preschool, kindergarten, and first-grade students need to become successful readers and learners. This essential research-based guide provides strategies and sample interactions that will help teachers to strengthen children's knowledge of written language, vocabulary, phonology, the alphabet, narrative discourse, and the world around them. As teachers develop students' abilities and interests in these areas, they will ease their transition to more advanced levels of reading and learning. This book contains the following chapters: (1) Building Language and Literacy Through Interactive Book Reading; (2) Building Print Knowledge: Supporting Early Print Discoveries; (3) Building Word Knowledge: Increasing the Complexity of Words Children Understand and Produce; (4) Building Phonological Knowledge: Developing a Sensitivity to Sound Units of Language; (5) Building Alphabet Knowledge: Learning About the Features and Names of Letters; (6) Building Narrative Knowledge: Extending Language to Share Experiences and Ideas; and (7) Building World Knowledge: Learning About the World Near and Far. A Cross-Referencing List of All Storybooks is appended.
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Publication Type: Books; Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: Primary Education
Audience: Teachers
Language: English
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