Literacy Development in Early Childhood

Literacy Development in Early Childhood

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Written by an author with more than 25 years of experience in the emergent literacy field, this popular text provides a comprehensive overview of literacy development from infancy through the primary grades, emphasizing the role of oral language as a foundation for literacy, homea€“school connections, and cultural influences on literacy development. Chapters follow a logical sequence, from identification of the signs of early literacy behaviors to developmentally appropriate strategies for enhancing those behaviors. Observation and assessment forms for classroom use are integrated throughout. This highly regarded guide helps teachers become thoughtful mediators in childrena€™s transactions with literacy. Additional features: Provides teachers with tools for reflective literacy instruction. The texta€™s organization and narrative encourages pre-service teachers to become effective decision makers who select and implement instructional strategies based on their knowledge of individual childrena€™s emergent literacy behaviors and needs. Explores literacy strategies through classroom- and home-based examples and vignettes. Numerous vignettes and examples of teachera€“child interactions demonstrate literacy scaffolding in an applied and authentic manner. Supports teachers in multicultural and urban settings. An emphasis on linguistic and cultural diversitya€”including an array of strategies for English language learnersa€”provides todaya€™s teachers with the knowledge to help all children succeed.According to Elbow (2004), a€œReading tends to imply, a#39;sit still and pay attention, a#39; whereas writing tends to imply, a#39;get in ... the five key areas of literacy instruction, you will have a strong foundation for enhancing first gradersa#39; literacy development. ... Onset refers to the initial consonant or consonant blend in a syllable and rime refers to the first vowel in a syllable and the remaining consonants in the syllable.

Title:Literacy Development in Early Childhood
Author: Beverly Otto
Publisher:Waveland Press - 2015-08-19

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