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Literacy Development in the Early Years: Helping Children Read and Write, CourseSmart eTextbook, 7th Edition

By Lesley Mandel Morrow

Published by Pearson

Published Date: May 9, 2011

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An integrated language arts approach to literacy development that brings early childhood perspectives on how children learn, together with explicit teaching of literacy skills and strategies teachers need to make it all work.

 

Pre-service and in-service teachers get a wealth of valuable information for making children active participants in the process of literacy development with this integrated approach to language arts. The book encourages teaching reading, writing, listening, thinking, and viewing at the same time, using each skill to develop the others, and discusses both constructivist problem-solving teaching and more explicit systematic instruction.

 

Through both theoretical and research-based rationales, plus extensive practical applications, renowned author Lesley Mandel Morrow presents literacy development as an active process between children and adults to create meaning and real purpose–and helps pre- and in-service teachers grasp the scope and complexity of early literacy development. This comprehensive, balanced approach to literacy teaching and learning covers oral language development, word study, phonological awareness, phonics, comprehension, listening and writing. The reader is provided with a complete picture of early literacy development.

 

Table of Contents

Foreword

 

Preface

 

Acknowledgments

 

Introduction

 

Chapter 1 Foundations of Early Literacy Development: Surveying the Past to the Present

 

Chapter 2 Assessment in Early Literacy: A Guide for Designing Instruction

 

Chapter 3 Literacy and Diversity: Meeting Needs of Children with Special Concerns

 

Chapter 4 Language and Vocabulary Development

 

Chapter 5 Strategies to Figure Out Words: Phonological Awareness, Phonemic Awareness, and Phonics

 

Chapter 6 Developing Comprehension of Text and Concepts about Books

 

Chapter 7 Writing, Spelling, and Literacy Development

 

Chapter 8 Motivating Reading and Writing Using Old and New Literacies

 

Chapter 9 Organizing and Managing the Literacy Program

 

Chapter 10 Family Literacy Partnerships: Home and School Working Together

 

Afterword

 

APPENDIX A Children’s Literature

 

APPENDIX B Integrated Language Arts Thematic Unit: Healthy Bodies and Healthy Minds

 

APPENDIX C Quality Television Programs with Associated Children’s Books

 

APPENDIX D Technology Resources

 

APPENDIX E Professional Associations and Related Journals Dealing with Early Literacy

 

APPENDIX F Suggestions for Instructors

 

Glossary

 

Children’s Literature Bibliography

 

Bibliography

 

Index

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