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
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
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
Children’s Literature Bibliography
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$63.99 | ISBN-13: 978-0-13-248532-6