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Literacy Development in Early Childhood: Reflective Teaching for Birth to Age Eight, CourseSmart eTextbook

By Beverly W. Otto

Published by Pearson

Published Date: Dec 5, 2007

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For Literacy in Early Childhood or Early Childhood Reading Methods courses.


This text was designed to provide early childhood teachers with foundational knowledge of how children develop literacy beginning in infancy and continuing through third grade.  With an emphasis on the role of oral language in the development of literacy, this text provides clear connections between theoretical perspectives, emergent literacy research, and reflective, developmentally appropriate practice.   Information on home-school connections, working with English language learners, and ways of observing and assessing children’s developing literacy knowledge is embedded throughout the text.  Throughout the text, classroom-based examples, scenarios, and teacher-child dialogue are provided as a way of examining, discussing and evaluating the ways in which teachers can mediate children’s transactions with literacy.

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Table of Contents



Chapter 1-Literacy and Learning

Chapter 2-Theoretical Perspectives of Literacy Development

Chapter 3-Oral Language Development: Foundation for Literacy

Chapter 4-Signs of Emergent Literacy Among Infants and Toddlers: Observation and Exploration

Chapter 5-Enhancing Emergent Literacy Among Infants and Toddlers

Chapter 6-Signs of Emergent Literacy Among Preschoolers

Chapter 7-Enhancing Emergent Literacy Among Preschoolers

Chapter 8-Emergent Literacy Among Kindergartners: Signs, Standards, and Assessment

Chapter 9-Enhancing Emergent Literacy and Beginning Reading and Writing in Kindergartners

Chapter 10-Literacy Instruction in First Grade: Becoming an Independent Reader and Writer

Chapter 11-Literacy Instruction in Second and Third Grade: Transitioning to Fluent Reading and Writing

Chapter 12-Transitioning to Fourth Grade-Reading and Writing to Learn






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