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ERIC Number: ED493629
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2006
Pages: 593
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 0
ISBN: ISBN-0-9436-5786-5ISBN-978-0-9436-5786-8
Learning to Read the World: Language and Literacy in the First Three Years
Knapp-Philo, Joanne, Ed.; Rosenkoetter, Sharon E., Ed.
WestEd (NJ3)
The newborn is amazingly equipped to acquire language and literacy--these early years are the foundation upon which later learning is built. Drawing on current research, the authors of this book examine the elements of beginning language and literacy and look at how families, programs, and communities can encourage beginning language and literacy in infants and toddlers. Following a foreword (Catherine Snow); preface (Sharon E. Rosenkoetter and Joanne Knapp-Philo); and the first chapter, (1) Learning to Read the World: A Beginning (Sharon E. Rosenkoetter), the book is divided into seven sections. Section one, The Foundations, introduces: (2) Developmental Foundations for Language and Literacy from Birth to 3 Years (Lauren R. Barton and Holly E. Brophy-Herb); (3) Everyday Tools of Literacy (Angela Notari-Syverson); (4) Relationships: At the Heart of Early Language and Literacy (Sharon E. Rosenkoetter and Shannon B. Wanless); (5) From Cooing to Conversation to the Carrot Seed: Oral and Written Language Connections (Patsy Pierce and Andrea Profio); (6) Book Sharing: A Developmentally Appropriate Way to Foster Preacademic Growth (Adriana Bus and Maria de Jong); and (7) Sound Steps in Phonological Form for Later Literacy (Peg Griffin). Section two, The Family, continues with: (8) Encouraging Language and Literacy through Family Routines (Lorraine F. Kubicek); (9) Culture and Parental Expectations for Child Development: Concerns for Language Development and Early Learning (Wendy Jones and Isabella Lorenzo-Hubert); (10) Family Literacy (Michael Gramling and Sharon E. Rosenkoetter); and (11) Music: The Great Organizer for Early Language and Literacy (Linda Kimura). The third section, Other Caregivers, presents: (12) Caregiving Routines and Literacy (Janet Gonzalez-Mena); (13) Literacy Development for Infants and Toddlers (Susan B. Neuman); (14) Promoting Language and Literacy in Child Care (C. Chris Payne and Marion O'Brien); and (15) Group Environments That Foster Language and Literacy (Terry DeMartini). Section four, The Program, contains: (16) High Expectations for Language and Literacy with Infants and Toddlers Who Have Significant Disabilities (Patsy Pierce); (17) Leading the Way to Quality: The Importance of Supervisory Support (Joanne Knapp-Philo and Amy Flynn); (18) Mentoring: Together We're Better (Sharon E. Rosenkoetter); (19) Resources to Promote Early Language and Literacy (Kimberly Stice and Tarima Levine); and (20) Continuing the Story: Sustaining Innovations (Joanne Knapp-Philo, Jerry Hindman, Kimberly Stice, and Vicki L. Turbiville). The fifth section, The Community, provides: (21) Building Community Support for Early Literacy (Ann P. Zukoski and Esminia M. Luluquisen); (22) Early Literacy Communications Campaigns: The Important Role of Social Marketing (Clara C. Pratt and Rebecca Hernandez); (23) Libraries Are Family Places for Literacy and Learning (Kathleen Deerr, Sandra Feinberg, Elizabeth Gordon, and Diantha Schull); and (24) Policy Recommendations to Support Early Language and Literacy Experiences in the Home and in Child Care (J. Ronald Lally and Peter L. Mangione). Section six, Applications, continues with: (25) StoryQUEST: An Ecological Training Model for Beginning Language and Literacy (Joanne Knapp-Philo and Linda Brekken); (26) Language Is the Key: A Proven Approach to Early Language and Literacy (Kevin N. Cole and Young Sook Lim); (27) Books for Very Young Children (Sally Anderson); and (28) Thoughts from a Children's Author (and Jazz Drummer): Going through the Day with Snap, Crackle and Jazz (Matthew Gollub). The final section, Into the Future, contains the concluding chapter: (29) Learning to Read the World: A Celebration! (Sharon E. Rosenkoetter). Also included are: (1) List of Tables and Figures; and (2) Appendixes.
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Publication Type: Books; Collected Works - General
Education Level: Early Childhood Education
Audience: Community; Teachers; Policymakers
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: WestEd, San Francisco, CA.