Early Literacy in Preschool and Kindergarten: A Multicultural Perspective is an applied book focusing on how literacy develops in young children and the ways in which teachers can encourage the natural emergence of early reading and writing. It has a special emphasis on multicultural children's literature, including detailed descriptions of over 200 multicultural children's books. Packed with practical supports and strategies for teachers, such as how to set up a literacy-friendly environment; using music and art as natural languages; strengthening finger muscles for writing through 3-D art; developing visual representational skills in drawing, leading to writing; and using early literacy checklists to help understand children's capabilities, it provides many suggestions for using classroom materials and centers to support literacy. This book joins the expertise of a well-known early childhood author with a literacy expert to offer an effective approach for teaching early literacy in preschool, and is a valuable resource for early childhood professionals.
Table of Contents
Chapter 1 Foundations of Early Literacy
Chapter 2 A Multicultural Perspective
Chapter 3 Language Development in Young Children
Chapter 4 Sounds of the Language: Rhyme, Rhythm, and Song
Chapter 5 Sounds of the Language: Speaking and Listening
Chapter 6 Developing Eye—Hand Coordination
Chapter 7 Art as a Natural Language
Chapter 8 Becoming a Writer
Chapter 9 How Reading Emerges
Chapter 10 Home Book Experience
Chapter 11 Becoming a Reader
Index of Children’s Books
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Early Literacy in Preschool and Kindergarten, CourseSmart eTextbook, 3rd Edition
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$34.99 | ISBN-13: 978-0-13-705211-0