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Early Childhood Language Arts, CourseSmart eTextbook, 6th Edition

By Mary R. Jalongo

Published by Pearson

Published Date: Sep 17, 2013


Integrating the language arts—listening, speaking, reading, and writing—this book presents the most comprehensive look at early childhood literacy education available.


In response to rising expectations for early childhood educators’ effectiveness and student achievement, this widely popular text includes research-based teaching strategies and information on brain research, bilingual education, technology, and the media’s influences on young children. It gives instructors a synthesis of the critical information on language arts gleaned from research on emergent literacy, early childhood education, and special education, and includes in-depth coverage of children’s literature, diverse language learners, and strong pedagogical features that bring the concept alive.

Table of Contents



Part One Language Learning in Context

1. Appreciating Diversity and Educating the Young English Language Learner

2. Optimizing Every Child’s Language Growth through Family Literacy        


Part Two Oral Language

3. Understanding Language Development in Early Childhood         

4. Helping Young Children Become Better Listeners           

5. Supporting the Speaking Abilities of the Very Young     

6. Using Narrative and Expository Texts to Foster Growth in Literacy          


Part Three Literacy with Print

7. Fostering Growth in Emergent Literacy  

8. Supporting Early and Independent Reading       

9. Leading Young Children to Literature     


Part Four Written Language and Symbol Systems

10. Drawing and Writing to Communicate    

11. Understanding Media Influences and Applying Technology         


Part Five The Teacher of Language Arts

12. Designing and Managing a Language Arts Program       

13. Documenting Children’s Progress in the Language Arts  

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Early Childhood Language Arts, CourseSmart eTextbook, 6th Edition
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$58.99 | ISBN-13: 978-0-13-335851-3