Children s Literacy Development

Author: Catherine McBride-Chang
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1444144685
Format: PDF
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This introduction to child literacy development looks at the subject from an international perspective and is appropriate for students and professionals across a wide-range of disciplines.

Kidwatching

Author: Gretchen Owocki
Publisher: Heinemann Educational Books
ISBN: 9780325004617
Format: PDF, Kindle
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By observing and recording children's literacy development, teachers also develop new understandings of the ways children think and learn. Ultimately, through kidwatching, teachers plan curriculum and instruction that are tailored to individual strengths and needs. Gretchen Owocki and Yetta Goodman have written a book that will serve as a professional development tool as well as a kidwatching handbook.

Children s Literacy Development

Author: Patricia Ann Edwards
Publisher: Allyn & Bacon
ISBN:
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Written in an eloquent and practical style, renown author and recognized national authority on family literacy, Patricia Edwards has carefully selected skills, strategies, and examples of family involvement that will empower educators to successfully implement family involvement initiatives. A timely publication on today's political climate with federal monies going into family literacy, Edwards has deliberately and painstakingly chosen research-based, school-tested ideas as the focus of this book.

Change Over Time in Children s Literacy Development

Author: Marie M. Clay
Publisher:
ISBN: 9781407160092
Format: PDF, Docs
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Written for specialists, leading teachers, graduates and academics, this in-depth study discusses the theories, questions and developments in early literacy intervention that have made Marie Clay a leader in this area.This thoughtful and challenging book allows people working in early intervention to draw on the success of others from around the world.

Children s Literacy Development

Author: Catherine McBride
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1317909763
Format: PDF, ePub
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In the thoroughly updated second edition of this unique book, Catherine McBride examines how the languages we know help structure the process of becoming literate. Taking an ecological and distinctively cross-cultural perspective, the book looks at reading and writing development and impairment across a range of languages, scripts, and contexts. The book covers issues including: The importance of phonological sensitivity for learning to read and to write The first units, or building blocks, of literacy learning in different scripts such as Chinese, English, Korean Hangul, Hebrew, Hindi and Arabic The role of visual processing in reading and writing skills How the latest research can inform the teaching of reading An overview of our understanding of dyslexia, including recent neuroscientific research The developmental challenges in becoming biliterate What is special about writing for beginners and later for comprehensive writing Basics of reading comprehension Children’s Literacy Development, Second Edition is a timely and important contribution to our understanding of literacy around the world. Written by an eminent scholar in the field, it is the only book available that provides an overview of how children learn to read and write in different languages, and will be essential reading for all students of Developmental Psychology, Educational Psychology, Psycholinguistics and Speech Therapy.

Engaging Families in Children s Literacy Development

Author: Nell Duke
Publisher: Teaching Resources
ISBN: 9780545561488
Format: PDF
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With this innovative toolkit, workshop leaders can successfully plan, organize, and deliver five workshop sessions focused on helping families boost children's literacy growth at home. Teaching families how to build children's literacy skills during everyday activities can play a big role in students' future success in school and in life. This innovative research-based workshop kit prepares literacy educators to lead a series of five 90-minute sessions that demonstrate with videos and hands-on activities easy, practical ways families can read, write, draw, and talk with children. The goal is coaching families to be powerfully engaged in their children's literacy growth at home. Created and field tested by three literacy experts, the workshop kit includes: a step-by-step workshop leader's guide hands-on literacy activity ideas for participating families to try video clips of families engaged in lively literacy practices to kick-off each workshop 5 high-quality trade books for modeling ways to share books with children tips for successful workshop implementation and boosting attendance Perfect for family literacy development opportunities in school and community settings.

How to Develop Children s Early Literacy

Author: Laurie Makin
Publisher: SAGE
ISBN: 1847877524
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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`Laurie Makin's and Marian Whitehead's book on How to Develop Children's Literacy stands out from the usual guides on child development and learning. The language is accessible and engaging. The text is empowering rather than condescending in tone and in content. Teacher trainees and people working with children, including parents, who are wanting a good depth of information quickly about children's early literacy development will find this book provides it' - Childforum, New Zealand Are you studying for a vocational qualification in early childhood? Are you a qualified teacher working with under-fives for the first time? Are you a nursery nurse or teaching assistant? Or are you thinking about doing one of these things? If so, this book is for you. The years before a child starts school are crucial in establishing strong foundations for literacy. This book addresses current issues relating to early literacy. The authors offer pragmatic ideas and information on key areas including: } literacy for babies and toddlers } literacy for preschool, daycare and nursery children } play, bilingualism, special needs and official curriculum frameworks. How to Develop Children's Early Literacy is a practical guide designed to support all early literacy educators.

Recognising Early Literacy Development

Author: Cathy Nutbrown
Publisher: SAGE
ISBN: 1446265498
Format: PDF
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`This book examines the literacy development and assessment of children before the age of five years. It is highly relevant to all those professionally involved in assessment. Cathy Nutbrown explores the need for appropriate assessment practice to support teachers and illustrates the mismatch between the way teachers and researchers assess literacy. The book is worth buying for the final chapter alone, which provides an analysis of the newly developed Sheffield Early Literacy Development Profile. The actual tasks are included in the appendices. Thus, Cathy Nutbrown does not leave us frustrated. We are able to consider an ongoing assessment which is in tune with the best practice in teaching. This is a research text which balances theory with practical realism. It is particularly relevant today with the introduction of Baseline Assessment. Teachers and researchers will find much that they can relate to and learn from. It is clearly written and deserves to be widely read. However, it may make for uncomfortable reading as Cathy Nutbrown challenges all concerned with the assessment of early literacy development to reflect on exactly what they are doing and why' - British Educational Research Recognising Early Literacy Development presents a new view of the many purposes of assessment in early literacy development. Issues in early literacy assessment, current assessment material, the purposes of literacy assessment, government policy, practice in schools, baseline assessment of literacy, the need for new research measures of early literacy, are all recurrent themes of the book. The author reviews and discusses three decades of policy and practice in assessing literacy development in the years 3 to 5 - from recognising in the late 1960s that literacy in these years exists, to proposals in 1997 for official assessment of literacy at 5 years.

Parents Make the Difference

Author: Susan Voorhees
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
ISBN: 1475803222
Format: PDF, Docs
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In Parents Make the Difference: Nourishing Literacy Development through Shared book Reading, Susan Voorhees guides parents to conduct enjoyable and productive book reading interactions with their young children. Parents will be informed about language and literacy learning in the early years and how to best engage in before, during, and after shared book reading activities.

Young Children s Literacy Development and the Role of Televisual Texts

Author: Naima Browne
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1135708274
Format: PDF, ePub
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Explores and analyses the ways in which very young children's developing literacy can be supported by their experience of watching TV and videos. This book addresses ways teachers can use children's experience of watching stories on video or TV to feed back into their own story-writing, reading, story-telling and role-play in the classroom. Explores areas specifically highlighted in the National Curriculum for English, and will benefit teachers developing their literacy teaching in light of the government Literacy Hour initiative.