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Teaching Language and Literacy: Preschool Through the Elementary Grades, CourseSmart eTextbook, 4th Edition

By James Christie, Billie Jean Enz, Carol Vukelich

Published by Pearson

Published Date: Mar 29, 2010

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The unique focus of this text integrates a constructivist/emergent literacy perspective with “science-based” instructional practices that have proved successful in supporting children’s reading, writing, and speaking development.


The book begins with a brief overview of the recent key national policies and initiatives that have had a significant impact on the teaching of reading and writing at the preschool level. Renowned and respected authors, Christie, Enz, and Vukelich, describe a continuum of approaches to reading instruction, ranging from emergent literacy to Scientifically-Based Reading Research. They also present their vision of a “blended” approach to teaching literacy that includes the best elements of these diverging views as well as a set of principles to guide the effective teaching of literacy in preschool and elementary classrooms.

Table of Contents

Part One Foundations

Chapter 1 Foundations of Language and Literacy

Chapter 2 Oral Language Development

Chapter 3 Family Literacy

Part Two Early Language and Literacy Instruction

Chapter 4 Facilitating Early Language Learning

Chapter 5 Emergent Literacy Strategies

Chapter 6 Teaching Early Reading and Writing

Chapter 7 Assessing Early Literacy: Finding Out What Young Children Know and Can Do

Part Three

Chapter 8 Elementary Reading: Expanding the Foundation for Ongoing Literacy Learning

Chapter 9 A Comprehensive Elementary Reading Program: Teaching Meaning and Skills

Chapter 10 Creating Writers: Teaching Children to Write Well

Chapter 11 Teaching the Mechanical Skills of Writing

Chapter 12 Assessment: Determining What Older Students Know and Can Do

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Teaching Language and Literacy: Preschool Through the Elementary Grades, CourseSmart eTextbook, 4th Edition
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$56.40 | ISBN-13: 978-0-13-802450-5