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ERIC Number: ED509979
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2010-Jun
Pages: 212
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 0
ISBN: ISBN-978-1-6062-3694-9
The Building Blocks of Preschool Success
Beauchat, Katherine A.; Blamey, Katrin L.; Walpole, Sharon
Guilford Publications
Written expressly for preschool teachers, this engaging book explains the "whats," "whys," and "how-tos" of implementing best practices for instruction in the preschool classroom. The authors show how to target key areas of language and literacy development across the entire school day, including whole-group and small-group activities, center time, transitions, and outdoor play. Detailed examples in every chapter illustrate what effective instruction and assessment look like in three distinct settings: a school-based pre-kindergarten, a Head Start center with many English language learners, and a private suburban preschool. Helpful book lists, charts, and planning tools are featured, including reproducible materials. Contents include: (1) The Realities of Preschool; (2) A Focus on Oral Language and Vocabulary Development; (3) Comprehension; (4) Phonological Awareness; (5) Print and Alphabet Awareness; (6) Emergent Writing; (7) Tracking Children's Progress: The Role of Assessment in Preschool Classrooms; and (8) Making It Work for Adults and Children.
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Publication Type: Books; Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: Early Childhood Education; Preschool Education
Audience: Teachers; Administrators
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A