Literacy Beginnings

Literacy Beginnings : A Prekindergarten Handbook

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For prekindergarten children, language and play are the major tools for learning about the world, and they are also the most important tools for early literacy learning. The three- or four-year-old who takes a memo pad and marker around to family members "to take orders" for dinner, like all young children, makes no distinction between play and reading and writing. It all involves curiosity, learning, discovery, and excitement. Watch an overview webinar! In their latest professional book, Gay Su Pinnell and Irene Fountas show you how to tap into young children's excitement to introduce them to the world of literacy in joyful, engaging ways. As with their Continuum of Literacy Learning for grades K-8, they provide detailed descriptions of language and literacy behaviors and understandings for teachers to notice, teach, and support, while offering practical strategies for the prekindergarten classroom. Full of resources like songs, rhymes, and finger plays, Literacy Beginnings also includes 35 ready-to-use lessons to introduce young children to reading and writing. Start reading now!show more

Product details

  • 3-5
  • Paperback | 462 pages
  • 210.82 x 276.86 x 33.02mm | 1,088.62g
  • Heinemann USA
  • Heinemann Educational Books,U.S.
  • Portsmouth, United States
  • English
  • New.
  • 0325028761
  • 9780325028767
  • 123,009

Table of contents

Section One: Living and Learning in the Prekindergarten Classroom Introduction: A Day in the Life of Two Prekindergarten Children Chapter 1: Growing Up Literate: Prekindergartens for the Future Generation Chapter 2: Building a Community of Learners Chapter 3: Promoting Constructive Learning: Engaging Children in Inquiry Chapter 4: An Organized, Engaging Environment for Learning Chapter 5: Using a Framework for Language and Literacy Teaching Section Two: Language: The Foundation for Learning Introduction Chapter 6: The Critical Role of Language in Learning: Using Language to Learn Chapter 7: Developing Strong Oral Vocabularies in Prekindergarten Chapter 8: Phonemic Awareness and Phonics: The Sounds of Language Chapter 9: Supporting English Language Learners in the Prekindergarten Classroom Section Three: Supporting Emergent Readers Introduction Chapter 10: Learning to Read: Three Critical Areas of Early Learning Chapter 11: Using Interactive Read-Aloud to Support Emergent Readers Chapter 12: Using Shared Reading to Support Emergent Readers Chapter 13: Developing Early Reading Behaviours in Shared and Independent Reading Chapter 14: Learning to Read: Understanding the Reading Process Section Four: Supporting Emergent Writers Introduction Chapter 15: Learning to Write: Understanding Early Writing Behaviors Chapter 16: Using Shared and Interactive Writing to Develop Emergent Writers Chapter 17: Developing Early Writing Behaviours Through Teaching Interactions Chapter 18: The Reading-Writing Connection Section Five: Learning About Letters, Sounds, and Words Introduction Chapter 19: Learning About Letters and Words Chapter 20: Names: A Powerful Resource for Literacy Learning Chapter 21: Using Group Games to Increase Language and Print Awareness Section Six: Assessment of Literacy Learning Introduction Chapter 22: Observing Reading Behaviours Chapter 23: Observing Writing Behaviours Chapter 24: Observing for Evidence of Sound, Letter, and Word Knowledge Chapter 25: Systematic Assessment: An End-of-Prekindergarten Checkup Section Seven: The Continuum of Literacy Learning, PreK Introduction Chapter 26: Using the Prekindergarten Continuum to Plan for and Assess Teaching The Continuum of Literacy Learning, PreKshow more

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