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Early Literacy in Preschool and Kindergarten: A Multicultural Perspective, CourseSmart eTextbook, 4th Edition

By Janice J. Beaty, Linda Pratt

Published by Pearson

Published Date: Feb 24, 2014

Description

How literacy develops in young children—and how teachers can encourage the natural emergence of early reading and writing.

 

Thoroughly updated with the most current research on young children’s literacy acquisition, and filled with practical instructional methods that pre- and in-service teachers can apply in the classroom, Early Literacy in Preschool and Kindergarten, 4/e examines literacy development in young children, and outlines how teachers can encourage the natural emergence of early reading and writing. With a particular emphasis on multicultural children’s literature, including detailed descriptions of over 200 multicultural children’s books, the text details preschool children’s emergence into literacy through student-centered, teacher-provided activities, and goes on to cover children’s literature acquisition through conventional, teacher-initiated activities in kindergarten. The book is packed with practical ideas and strategies for using music and art as natural languages, strengthening children’s writing muscles, and developing visual representational skills for reading through drawing.


Readers get up-to-date information on:

 

  • How preschool children’s reading and writing skills emerge
  • Incorporating multicultural literature into the classroom
  • New technology appropriate for preschool programs

Table of Contents

Brief Contents


Chapter 1     Foundations of Early Literacy 

Chapter 2     A Multicultural Perspective  

Chapter 3     Language Emergence in Young Children   

Chapter 4     Music as a Natural Language

Chapter 5     Speaking and Listening      

Chapter 6     Art as a Natural Language 

Chapter 7     Becoming a Writer 

Chapter 8     How Reading Emerges  

Chapter 9     Home Book Experience  

Chapter 10   Becoming a Reader 

Appendix     Multicultural Paperback Books from Scholastic      

References 

Index of Children’s Books

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Early Literacy in Preschool and Kindergarten: A Multicultural Perspective, CourseSmart eTextbook, 4th Edition
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$31.99 | ISBN-13: 978-0-13-356390-0