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ERIC Number: ED495389
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2007
Pages: 208
Abstractor: ERIC
ISBN: ISBN-978-1-59385-463-8ISBN-1-5938-5463-3
Developing Literacy in Preschool. Tools for Teaching Literacy
Morrow, Lesley Mandel
Guilford Publications
Preschoolers are passionate about learning, and a high-quality preschool program offers rich learning experiences in the areas of language and literacy. This engaging book gives teachers and other professionals fresh ideas, inspiration, and practical tools for integrating age-appropriate literacy instruction into the preschool curriculum. Including helpful vignettes, sample lesson plans, and reproducibles, the book shows how to create a motivating classroom environment, balance child-initiated exploration with structured activities, and support students' developing skills in reading, writing, speaking, and comprehension. Essential topics include preschool assessment and working with English language learners. This book contains eight chapters: (1) A Literacy-Rich Preschool Classroom; (2) Research about Preschool That Informs Good Practice; (3) Organizing and Managing a Literacy-Rich Preschool Environment; (4) Organizing and Managing Instruction in Preschool; (5) Oral Language Development in Preschool; (6) Knowledge about Print; (7) Comprehending and Enjoying Children's Literature; and (8) Writing in the Preschool Classroom. The book concludes with an afterword. Appended are: (1) Glossary (Lisa Fazzi); (2) Integrated Language Arts Thematic Unit (Harriet Worobey); (3) Children's Literature (Lisa Fazzi and Paula Aguroso); (4) Magazines for Preschoolers (Paula Batsiyan); and (5) Professional Associations, Related Publications and Websites Dealing with Early Literacy (Kelli Dunston).
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Publication Type: Books; Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: Preschool Education
Audience: Teachers
Language: English
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