Released on 2022-08-31Categories Education

Constructing Strong Foundations of Early Literacy

Constructing Strong Foundations of Early Literacy

Author: Malinda E. Jones

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

ISBN: 9781000632644

Category: Education

Page: 316

View: 285

This text provides a comprehensive understanding of the foundational literacy knowledge, skills, behaviors, and attitudes necessary to guide emerging readers and writers in early childhood. Centered on the critical question of why some children learn to read easily, while others do not, this text walks readers through developmentally appropriate goal setting based on the foundational literacy skills that are critical for preschool and kindergarten children to develop. Written in an authoritative yet accessible style, chapters offer instructional strategies, insights, and scenarios from educators, self-reflection, and a variety of methods for implementation. Each chapter also includes differentiation for children with language and learning challenges as well as dual language learners, exploring methods for valuing the home language while building critical literacy skills in the classroom. Providing critical skills for guiding all emerging readers to an independent reading level, this is an essential resource for both students in early childhood, literacy, and special education courses and educators in early childhood public education, non-profit preschool settings such as Head Start, home and daycare settings, and private and corporate care and education centers.
Released on 2005-05-05Categories Language Arts & Disciplines

Teaching Literacy in Kindergarten

Teaching Literacy in Kindergarten

Author: Lea M. McGee

Publisher: Guilford Press

ISBN: 9781593851521

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 271

View: 243

Kindergarten is a time for playful and enriching learning activities that support children's literacy emergence while enhancing their social and cognitive development. The routines of a busy, engaged, productive kindergarten classroom are vividly brought to life in this information-packed book. Demonstrated are whole-class and small-group strategies for helping children acquire concepts about print and the alphabet, build phonological and phonemic awareness, learn to read sight words, develop their listening comprehension and writing abilities, and much more.
Released on 2013-03-21Categories Language Arts & Disciplines

Collaborating for Real Literacy: Librarian, Teacher, Literacy Coach, and Principal, 2nd Edition

Collaborating for Real Literacy: Librarian, Teacher, Literacy Coach, and Principal, 2nd Edition

Author: Sharon M. Pitcher

Publisher: ABC-CLIO

ISBN: 9781610692427

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 191

View: 426

Advances in literacy require collaboration between all of a school's stakeholders. This book harnesses the latest research and takes into consideration CCSS to show how to make that collaboration a reality. • Emphasizes adolescent literacy and literacy coaching, currently the two most significant topics in literacy instruction • Summarizes current literacy research, including research and practices for adolescent literacy • Provides detailed examples and applications of theoretical principles of reading instruction • Presents practical information on infusing technology throughout literacy instruction • Encourages utilizing conversations in the classroom and describes methods for implementation
Released on 2000Categories Education

Primary Literacy Centers

Primary Literacy Centers

Author: Susan Nations

Publisher: Maupin House Publishing, Inc.

ISBN: 9780929895468

Category: Education

Page: 227

View: 616

For K-3 teachers Seven easy-to-maintain centers help you work smarter, not harder, as you connect standards-based reading and writing instruction with student application of skills and strategies. Your literacy centers will become focused places of learning, keeping you free to teach small groups and minimize student interruption--and you control how to fit the centers into your day. Primary Literacy Centers: Supports the balanced literacy approach; Features 36 language arts mini-lessons with easy-to-use center connections; Correlates to NCTE/IRA National Language Arts Standards; Incorporates both fiction and nonfiction text; and Gives students time to practice and apply literacy-block skills and strategies that you teach and model &&/UL&&Here's everything you need to know to set up and manage centers in a balanced literacy framework for: Reading, Word Work, Read the Room, Listening, Research, Literature Response, Writing, and Poetry. Make literacy centers a vital part of your classroom!
Released on 2019-02-14Categories Education

Literacy Development in Early Childhood

Literacy Development in Early Childhood

Author: Beverly Otto

Publisher: Waveland Press

ISBN: 9781478638995

Category: Education

Page: 281

View: 757

Widely recognized as a leading text in its field, this popular guide explores literacy development beginning in infancy and through fourth grade. The latest edition continues to prepare teachers to create and implement literacy-rich curricula in early childhood classrooms, while providing updates to federal legislation and highlighting the impact of state standards on educational settings. Recent technology is integrated into activities used to enhance literacy competencies. Throughout the book, the author’s approach to reflective teaching empowers teachers to become effective decision makers and thoughtful mediators in children’s transactions with literacy. A conceptual and theoretical foundation for describing reading and writing processes is followed by research-based descriptions of the signs of emergent literacy and developmentally appropriate instructional strategies. The emphasis on linguistic and cultural diversity includes an array of approaches for supporting English language learners. Chapter extension activities challenge readers to apply concepts through observation, research, curriculum development, and discussion. Sample observation and assessment forms assist in determining children’s progress in developing literacy.
Released on 2014-09-02Categories Education

The Book of Reading and Writing

The Book of Reading and Writing

Author: Sandra E. Anderson

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 9781629148793

Category: Education

Page: 176

View: 840

Are You Getting the Results You Want From Your Reading and Writing Instruction? This outstanding resource book provides research-based, practical ideas for creating a complete balanced reading and writing program that will make a difference for your students. There is a wealth of information including the following: • Descriptions and implementation ideas for each component of a balanced reading and writing program • Checklists for reviewing your own literacy program • Effective strategies for teaching word study, fluency, and comprehension • Vocabulary instructional strategies that expand students’ comprehension and word knowledge • Specific pre-reading, during-reading, and after-reading strategies that increase students’ comprehension of fiction and nonfiction text • Practical ideas for teaching writing skills in context • Innovative ways of meeting the needs of struggling readers • 50 tips any educator can use to positively impact students’ reading performance • 101 ideas for involving families in your literacy program • Extensive lists of outstanding instructional materials • Suggestions for ensuring that effective school practices are in place to positively impact your students’ literacy performance If you are looking for ideas and tips that can impact your students’ reading and writing, this book provides hundreds of classroom-proven suggestions designed for new teachers, experienced teachers, and administrators.
Released on 2013-04-01Categories Education

Literacy Centers Level K

Literacy Centers Level K

Author: Kelly Hackett

Publisher: Teacher Created Materials

ISBN: 9781425810788

Category: Education

Page: 187

View: 125

With a focus on early literacy skills, this resource supports kindergarten teachers in their use of centers in the classroom. Included in this book are 10 easy-to-use, research- and standards-based literacy centers that each align with essential kindergarten skills and that focus on the five areas of reading: Phonemic Awareness, Phonics, Fluency, Vocabulary, and Comprehension. You'll find fun, engaging designs and all the necessary materials needed to implement each center. Each center contains three differentiated activities to meet the needs of all learners, recommended children's literature for additional text support, and a family letter to build a school-home connection. This resource is correlated to College and Career Readiness standards.
Released on 2015-01-01Categories Education

Getting to the Common Core

Getting to the Common Core

Author: Sharon L. Spencer

Publisher: IAP

ISBN: 9781623969721

Category: Education

Page: 595

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The Common Core Standards have recently been adopted in most states across the nation and teachers are in the process of getting to the core of these standards. Teaching to standards is not a new concept; teachers have adapted to new standards every few years for quite some time. And teachers are adaptable, as can be seen in this book. We are writing this book to demonstrate how teachers use research-based strategies to meet Common Core Standards while still focusing on students. Our goal is to help teachers visualize students in action as other teachers describe the implementation of research-based strategies in their own classrooms, show student work samples, and provide reflections of student success in achieving the standards. Many Common Core Standards books focus on the standards, but our approach focuses on strategies that engage the students in the classroom--showing how different teachers at varying grade levels have used the strategies to meet the standards. With this focus, we believe that teachers gain a new and positive perspective on approaching the new standards and see the flexibility of strategies for meeting standards across subject areas. We have examined research on the strategies with the purpose of giving teachers a brief description of why these strategies work before giving actual examples from classrooms. We also work closely with teachers in the public schools and have our finger on the pulse of what is happening in the public schools—one of the current stressors being unpacking the Common Core Standards This book actually focuses on practice. We begin by laying out a rationale in our first chapter---The Core Value(s) of Education. Then, each chapter focuses on a strategy, including 1) a brief description about the research supporting each strategy and 2) several examples from different grade levels, which include a description of how the strategy was used, student work samples, and a reflection on the use of the strategy. The research descriptions are fairly short because, while we believe professional educators (aka teachers, in this case) should know the research that supports practice, we know they are not typically interested in long diatribes about the research.
Released on 2013-04-01Categories Language Arts & Disciplines

Ready! Set! Go! Literacy Centers: Level K

Ready! Set! Go! Literacy Centers: Level K

Author: Kelly Hackett

Publisher: Teacher Created Materials

ISBN: 9781433384660

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 184

View: 515

With a focus on early literacy skills, this resource supports kindergarten teachers in their use of centers in the classroom. Included in this book are 10 easy-to-use, research-based literacy centers that each align with Common Core State standards and that focus on the five areas of reading-Phonemic Awareness, Phonics, Fluency, Vocabulary, and Comprehension. You'll find fun, engaging designs and all of the necessary materials needed to implement each center. Each center contains three differentiated activities to meet the needs of all learners, recommended children's literature for additional text support, and a family letter to build a school-home connection.