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Early Literacy in Preschool and Kindergarten, CourseSmart eTextbook, 3rd Edition

By Janice J. Beaty

Published by Pearson

Published Date: Aug 18, 2010

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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    


Emergent Speaking    

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


Emergent Writing    

Chapter 6 Developing Eye—Hand Coordination    

Chapter 7 Art as a Natural Language    

Chapter 8 Becoming a Writer   


Emergent Reading

Chapter 9 How Reading Emerges 

Chapter 10 Home Book Experience    

Chapter 11 Becoming a Reader  



Appendix A

Appendix B

Appendix C

Web Sites

Index of Children’s Books



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$37.99 | ISBN-13: 978-0-13-705211-0