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ERIC Number: EJ855103
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009-Sep
Pages: 14
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 29
ISSN: ISSN-0034-0561
Building Preschool Children's Language and Literacy One Storybook at a Time
Beauchat, Katherine A.; Blamey, Katrin L.; Walpole, Sharon
Reading Teacher, v63 n1 p26-39 Sep 2009
Preschool is a complex place, and some preschool educators come to their classrooms without formal training in language and literacy pedagogy. As a result, they need practical guidance and support to ensure that they are facilitating literacy success. An area ripe for targeted language and literacy instruction is shared storybook reading. We have developed a professional development tool, called an Innovation Configuration (IC), specifically for shared storybook reading to help preschool educators make the most out of this experience. The IC allows teachers to identify essential literacy and language components appropriate for a specific book, plan how to target these areas before, during, and after their shared reading, and then reflect on their practice. Preschool educators may then be more equipped to build children's literacy and language development--one storybook at a time. (Contains 8 figures and 2 tables.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Preschool Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A