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Developing Language and Literacy

Author : Julia M. Carroll
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Developing Language and Literacy: Effective Intervention in the Early Years describes successful intervention programmes to improve the phonological skills, vocabulary, and grammar of young children at risk of reading difficulties. Presents two structured intervention programmes to provide support for young children with language and literacy difficulties Describes clearly how to improve the language and foundation literacy skills of young children in the classroom Includes information about how to assess research, and how to monitor and design intervention strategies for use with individual children Helps teachers to develop an understanding of the intervention and research process as a whole Additional journal content to support this title is available click here

Developing Literacy Skills in the Early Years

Author : Hilary White
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'I found this book to be very useful and would recommend it to all infant teachers, especially those working with children with special needs... It gave me plenty of new ideas, and would be especially helpful to newly trained teachers' - REACH Many young children need targeted support and encouragement to help develop their literacy skills. This book contains tried and tested activities to improve listening, verbal reasoning and language skills in young children and shows you how to turn theory into fun, practical ideas for the classroom. The author shows how to link activities to the Early Learning Goals and the National Literacy Strategy and the book includes: - lesson activities using puppets, nursery rhymes, story boxes and picture books; - suggestions for using role-play; - ideas for organising your play setting to encourage literacy-related play; - lesson plans; - assessment guidelines; - lists of resources; - a selection of photocopiable material. This book is a valuable resource for those working with children aged 3 to 8 and those working in playgroups, day nurseries, nursery schools and reception classes will find it particularly useful. It suggests ways to improve young children's literacy skills and can also be used as an INSET resource to share with the whole staff. Hilary White is a freelance writer, consultant and teacher. She lectured for many years in an early years training college.

Literacy Development in the Early Years

Author : Lesley Mandel Morrow
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An integrated language arts approach to literacy development, by renowned author Lesley Mandel Morrow, Literacy Development in the Early Years, 8/e integrates perspectives about how children learn literacy skills in grades pre-K through three that gives pre-service and in-service teachers a wealth of valuable information for making children active participants in the process of literacy development.--Publisher's description.

Emergent Literacy and Language Development

Author : Paula M. Rhyner
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This concise, accessible book explores the connection between language acquisition and emergent literacy skills, and how this sets the stage for later literacy development. Chapters address formative early experiences such as speaking and listening, being read to, and talking about print concepts and the alphabet. Written for early childhood professionals, reading specialists, and speech–language pathologists, the book describes effective assessment and instructional approaches for fostering language learning and emergent literacy in typically developing children and those at risk for language delays. Vivid case examples illustrate specific ways to collaborate with parents to give all children a strong foundation for school readiness and success.

Developing Literacy Skills in the Early Years

Author : Hilary White
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'I found this book to be very useful and would recommend it to all infant teachers, especially those working with children with special needs... It gave me plenty of new ideas, and would be especially helpful to newly trained teachers' - REACH Many young children need targeted support and encouragement to help develop their literacy skills. This book contains tried and tested activities to improve listening, verbal reasoning and language skills in young children and shows you how to turn theory into fun, practical ideas for the classroom. The author shows how to link activities to the Early Learning Goals and the National Literacy Strategy and the book includes: - lesson activities using puppets, nursery rhymes, story boxes and picture books; - suggestions for using role-play; - ideas for organising your play setting to encourage literacy-related play; - lesson plans; - assessment guidelines; - lists of resources; - a selection of photocopiable material. This book is a valuable resource for those working with children aged 3 to 8 and those working in playgroups, day nurseries, nursery schools and reception classes will find it particularly useful. It suggests ways to improve young children's literacy skills and can also be used as an INSET resource to share with the whole staff. Hilary White is a freelance writer, consultant and teacher. She lectured for many years in an early years training college.

Developing Early Literacy Skills Outdoors

Author : Marianne Sargent
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Developing Early Literacy Skills Outdoors provides practitioners with practical planning for how to develop and enhance the outdoor area to facilitate literacy learning. The activities throughout the book are low cost and easy to set up, aiming to reassure practitioners and give them confidence to plan more literacy learning experiences outdoors. This is further supported with planning guidance and resource ideas, as well as advice on observation and assessment, including suggestions for how to reduce the paperwork burden and a useful observation template. The book is divided into sections that represent the different aspects of communication, language and literacy and includes: an introduction to each aspect, explaining why it is important and outlining the fundamental skills and concepts that underpin it; ideas for adult-led and adult-initiated activities that aim to develop children's early knowledge, skills and understanding in communication, language and literacy; suggestions for how to enhance continuous outdoor provision so that it promotes communication, language and literacy skills; pointers and tips about teaching mathematics in the early years and includes ideas for how to involve parents and carers.

iPads in the Early Years

Author : Michael Dezuanni
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Digital devices, such as smart phones and tablet computers, are becoming commonplace in young children’s lives for play, entertainment, learning and communication. Recently, there has been a great deal of focus on the educational potential of these devices in both formal and informal educational settings. There is now an abundance of educational ‘apps’ available to children, parents, and teachers, which claim to enhance children’s early literacy and numeracy development, but to date, there has been very little formal investigation of the educational potential of these devices. This book discusses the impact on children’s learning when iPads were introduced in three very different early years settings in Brisbane, Australia. It outlines how researchers worked with pre-school teachers and parents to explore how iPads can assist with letter and word recognition, the development of oral literacy and digital literacies and talk around play. Chapters consider the possibilities for using iPads for creativity and arts education through photography, storytelling, drawing, music creation and audio recording, and critically examine the literacies enabled by educational software available on iPads, and the relationship between digital play and literacy development. iPads in the Early Years provides exciting insights into children’s digital culture and learning in the age of the iPad. It will be key reading for researchers, research students and teacher educators focusing on the early years, as well as those with an interest in the role of ICTS, and particularly tablet computers, in education.

EBOOK Supporting Language and Literacy Development in the Early Years

Author : Marian Whitehead
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The book covers the age range 0-7 years and highlights the speed and complexity of this period of growth in children's thinking, communicative abilities, language, social and cultural awareness and physical skills. Child observations and case studies and photographs are used to demonstrate the learning that goes on in a variety of homes and early years settings.

Literacy Development in the Early Years

Author : Lesley Mandel Morrow
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A comprehensive and balanced approach to early literacy instruction (birth - Grade 3) with a focus on integrating language arts Literacy Development in the Early Years: Helping Children Read and Write explores both the science and art of teaching literacy from birth through Grade 3. It presents a wealth of theory, research, practical strategies, and perspectives about how children learn literacy skills - while recognizing that literacy development is an active process between educators and their students. Renowned author Lesley Mandel Morrow utilizes her own research and experiences as well as the research of others to consider historical theories and philosophies about how children learn, policy changes in teaching reading, new laws and challenges in the area of testing and assessment, the place of diversity in today's classrooms, teaching English learners, and more. Reorganized with shorter, easier-to-read chapters, the 9th Edition contains added strategies for developing literacy in writing workshops, reading workshops, independent and partner reading, organizational methods, and comprehension development. Additional assessments allow teachers to carry out a more complete case study of a child's abilities and needs. Also available with MyLab Education By combining trusted author content with digital tools and a flexible platform, MyLab personalizes the learning experience and improves results for each student. MyLab Education gives teacher candidates opportunities to apply theory to practice -- better preparing them for success in their future classrooms. Note: You are purchasing a standalone product; MyLab Education does not come packaged with this content. Students, if interested in purchasing this title with MyLab Education, ask your instructor to confirm the correct package ISBN and Course ID. Instructors, contact your Pearson representative for more information. If you would like to purchase both the physical text and MyLab Education, search for: 0135175348 / 9780135175347 Literacy Development in the Early Years: Helping Children Read and Write and MyLab Education with Enhanced Pearson eText -- Access Card Package Package consists of: 0134898230 / 9780134898230 Literacy Development in the Early Years: Helping Children Read and Write 0135185513 / 9780135185513 MyLab Education with Pearson eText -- Access Card -- for Literacy Development in the Early Years: Helping Children Read and Write

Literacy Development in the Early Years Pearson New International Edition

Author : Lesley Mandel Morrow
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An integrated language arts approach to literacy development that brings early childhood perspectives on how children learn in pre-kindergarten though grade three, 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.

How to Develop Children s Early Literacy

Author : Laurie Makin
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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.

Language and Literacy in the Early Years

Author : Marian R Whitehead
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In this new edition, the author deals with a broad range of issues in language, literacy and learning, concentrating on children aged 3-8, and on the professional interests of practitioners who work with this age-range.

Language Literacy in the Early Years 0 7

Author : Marian R Whitehead
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This Fourth Edition of Language and Literacy in the Early Years has been fully revised and updated to reflect current professional interests and the latest developments in the field. The book provides comprehensive coverage of issues in language, literacy and learning, focusing on the age range from birth to seven years. New material covers theory of mind, key persons, and social and emotional dimensions of learning. The author added material on difficulties with language development, phonics and new literacies. Key terms, further reading and a revised layout make the book accessible to students. The author emphasizes the joy and creativity involved in supporting young children's development as speakers, writers and readers. While taking account of current initiatives and programmes, the author supports flexible teaching methods in what is a complex teaching and learning process. The book is fully illustrated with examples and photos from early childhood settings. This book is essential reading for primary and early years students and practitioners in the field of language and literacy including nursery nurses, classroom assistants and foundation stage teachers.

Developing Language and Literacy with Young Children

Author : Marian R Whitehead
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The author reasserts the importance of children's relationships and communications with people who care about them, spend time with them, and share in the excitement of their developing languages and their investigations of literacy.

Literacy in Early Childhood and Primary Education

Author : Claire McLachlan
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Provides a comprehensive, reader-friendly introduction to literacy teaching and learning, exploring both theoretical underpinnings and practical strategies.

Handbook of Early Literacy Research

Author : David K. Dickinson
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Current research increasingly highlights the role of early literacy in young children's development--and informs practices and policies that promote success among diverse learners. The Handbook of Early Literacy Research presents cutting-edge knowledge on all aspects of literacy learning in the early years. Volume 2 provides additional perspectives on important topics covered in Volume 1 and addresses critical new topics: the transition to school, the teacher-child relationship, sociodramatic play, vocabulary development, neuroimaging work, Vygotskian theory, findings from international studies, and more.

Early Childhood Curriculum for All Learners

Author : Ann M. Selmi
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Early Childhood Curriculum for All Learners: Integrating Play and Literacy Activities is designed to teach early childhood professionals about the latest research on play and early literacy and then to show them practical methods for adapting this research to everyday classroom practices that will encourage the development of learning skills. The authors link solid, play-based research to specific developmentally appropriate practices. By combining these two areas, the text demonstrates that academic learning and play activities are highly compatible, and that children can and do develop academic skills through play. In addition, the text focuses on socio-dramatic play, a recently acknowledged, essential aspect of child-initiated play interactions. It provides specific strategies that link these interactive behaviors with the early academic skills needed for the initial primary grades. Implementation of the information presented in this book will enable children to experience a richer transition into primary education classrooms.

Developing Early Literacy Skills Outdoors

Author : Marianne Sargent
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Developing Early Literacy Skills Outdoors provides practitioners with practical planning for how to develop and enhance the outdoor area to facilitate literacy learning. The activities throughout the book are low cost and easy to set up, aiming to reassure practitioners and give them confidence to plan more literacy learning experiences outdoors. This is further supported with planning guidance and resource ideas, as well as advice on observation and assessment, including suggestions for how to reduce the paperwork burden and a useful observation template. The book is divided into sections that represent the different aspects of communication, language and literacy and includes: an introduction to each aspect, explaining why it is important and outlining the fundamental skills and concepts that underpin it; ideas for adult-led and adult-initiated activities that aim to develop children's early knowledge, skills and understanding in communication, language and literacy; suggestions for how to enhance continuous outdoor provision so that it promotes communication, language and literacy skills; pointers and tips about teaching mathematics in the early years and includes ideas for how to involve parents and carers.

Language and Literacy for the Early Years

Author : Sally Neaum
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This core text for early childhood studies and early years students focuses on communication, language and literacy in the pre-school years. The text begins by discussing language acquisition and development covering development theory, talking with babies and the factors that affect development. It goes on to give guidance on how to support children's language acquisition through rhymes, songs, story books and storytelling. Finally, it examines the roots of literacy and asks 'what comes before phonics?' Interactive activities are included throughout to engage the reader and research focus features help students make essential links between theory and practice.

Dyslexia in the Early Years

Author : Dimitra Hartas
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Packed full of activities, real-life case studies, tasks and suggestions, this informative book will equip teachers with the kind of practical knowledge needed to teach young children with dyslexia effectively. Tackling the subject in a clear and realistic way, the author encourages teachers to think critically in terms of the changing nature of special educational needs, and teaching and learning in early years. She addresses a variety of classroom issues, such as: assessment and identification of dyslexia summarising and commenting on current debates exploring the links between dyslexia, language, and social and emotional development the most effective instructional methods and teaching styles conducive to supporting pupils with dyslexia in early years settings. In addition the book considers the implications of current research for everyday classroom practice, makes recommendations for employing technologies and for accessing web-based information and resources.