Week-long units for each letter of the alphabet reinforce developing literacy skills. Read-aloud activities, songs, centers, and snacks provide connections to language arts, math, science, and social studies concepts. Teach these stand-alone units in order, or flow from one theme to the next!
This delightful collection of easy-to-play games helps kids learn phonemic awareness, sound-letter relationships, sight words, rhymes, word meanings, blends, digraphs, and more. Includes instant, reproducible game boards. For use with Grades K-2.
This new early literacy textbook (birth through age nine) focuses on creative literacy instruction through active participation of teachers, parents, and children -- providing preservice teachers with practical strategies and activities that can be adapted to meet the needs of diverse learners. It offers a comprehensive view of literacy development and instruction, including assessment, phonemic awareness, and emergent literacy, phonics, vocabulary, reading, writing, and arts integration in diverse classrooms. The authors' holistic approach explains why and how reading and language arts should be taught from the perspective of the whole child, with an emphasis on creativity in a nurturing learning environment. Their unique perspective integrates the arts, educational psychology, and literacy instruction, represented throughout the text by the incorporation of the cognitive, socio-emotional, and physical parts of the self into a visual Holistic Model of Literacy. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.
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.
This reader-friendly resource examines the key elements of Early Reading First to help teachers foster the language, cognitive, and early reading skills critical to young children's success in kindergarten.
Whether you're a teacher or parent of a struggling reader or a child with dyslexia, you can get help with this book of Orton-Gillingham strategies intended to improve phonetic knowledge and fluency for early readers. Designed as a supplemental text to Teach Reading with Orton-Gillingham but easy to use with any robust phonics programme, this book includes tons of activities for your students to overcome their difficulties with reading. It consists of five units that include decoding and encoding practice using the major tenets of Orton-Gillingham: explicit, systematic, individualised phonics practice with multisensory practice and delivery. Each lesson will offer either letter identification or spelling practice (writing or letter tiles); word cards (small flashcards) for word sorts; and letter, word, or sentence dictation. Also included in each lesson is a teacher's guide, along with helpful tips, verbal/listening activities, and easy-to-follow instructions. Created by literacy speci
The interactive, hands-on activities in this book focus on two primary spelling patterns: consonant-vowel-consonant (CVC) and consonant-vowel-consonant-vowel (CVCV). Includes full-color letter cards and picture cards, word-building mats, and reproducible activities to extend student learning.
Preschool teachers and early childhood professionals know that storybook reading is important, but they may not know how to maximize its benefits for later reading achievement. This indispensable guide presents research-based techniques for using reading aloud to intentionally and systematically build children's knowledge of print. Simple yet powerful strategies are provided for teaching preschoolers about book and print organization, print meaning, letters, and words, all while sharing engaging, commercially available books. Appendices include a detailed book list and 60 reproducibles that feature activities and prompts keyed to each text.
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Assessment of Communication Disorders in Children: Resources and Protocols, Fourth Edition offers a unique combination of scholarly information, invaluable resources, and time-saving protocols on assessment of the full range of communication disorders in children, including nonverbal or minimally verbal children. Most resource books offer limited research and scholarly information, thus making them unsuitable as textbooks for academic courses on assessment and diagnosis. Similarly, most traditional textbooks do not include practical, easy-to-use, and time-saving resources and protocols that the practicing clinicians can readily use during assessment sessions. By combining the strengths of traditional texts with newer assessment resources and protocols, this one-of-a-kind book offers a single, comprehensive source that is suitable as a textbook and useful as a practical clinical resource. This bestselling and trusted text: * Includes an extensive discussion of issues in using standardized tests along with detailed information on psychometric principles and offers a detailed discussion of alternative assessment approaches that minimize the problems inherent to standardized tests * Describes a new, comprehensive, and integrated assessment approach that derives its strengths from the traditional as well as several alternative approaches * Addresses the multicultural issues in assessing communication disorders in children and integrates culturally responsive assessment procedures into the assessment protocols * Contains two chapters for each disorder: one on resources that offers scholarly and research background and one on resources that describe practical procedures and protocols that save the clinician’s preparation time New to the Fourth Edition: * A new section on the assessment of voice in transgender and gender diverse adolescents * A new section on selective mutism in bilingual children, included in alternative and integrated assessment of ethnoculturally diverse children * All normative tables placed in relevant chapter appendices for quick access * The content has been updated throughout to reflect the current state of research * Updated diagnostic features of all childhood communication disorders * All protocols streamlined and edited for precision (in book and on website) * Updated resources for commonly used assessment instruments and standardized tests, now available on the companion website * All defined and key terms are now bolded * Simplified writing style and reduced redundancy for increased readability and comprehension
Fluency is the quintessence of effective reading. To obtain socio-economic success, fluent reading is of primordial importance and reading is considered a crucial marker of an individual’s life course. Approximately 5% of children are affected by developmental dyslexia, exhibiting inaccurate word recognition, spelling, phonological decoding, and most importantly, severely dysfluent reading, which remains as their most characterizing and persistent deficit. Unable to attain society’s literacy demands, individuals with dyslexia are at severe risk for adverse academic, economic, and psychosocial consequences. Recently, it has been posed that the development of automatic letter-speech sound (LSS) integration is critical in the acquisition of fluent reading skills, and in particular that a failure to develop automatic LSS integration results in an impairment of reading fluency. In support, neurocognitive research has suggested that the development of automatized processing of LSS associations is an essential step in the formation of a functional neural network for reading. Furthermore, both neurocognitive and behavioural studies have suggested a less efficient LSS integration in children with dyslexia than in typical readers. Finally, results from intervention studies have suggested that training LSS might be a promising approach to ameliorate dysfluent reading in children with dyslexia. Nonetheless, there is still a considerable gap of knowledge in our understanding of the mechanisms by which learning LSS associations relate to (dys)fluent reading.