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
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
Index of Children’s Books
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$33.99 | ISBN-13: 978-0-13-356390-0