PAVEd for Success

PAVEd for Success : Building Vocabulary and Language Development in Young Learners

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How can early childhood educators give young children a strong foundation of emergent literacy skills and a head start in social studies and science? The secrets are in PAVEd for Success, a road map to school readiness for preschool and kindergarten students.

Highly effective and ready to use, this proven program supplement helps early childhood educators explicitly teach vocabulary and oral language skills through lessons that introduce key social studies and science terms.

Teachers will start with a complete introduction to the PAVEd for Success approach, with invaluable tips, strategies, and classroom examples to help them enhance young children's emergent literacy. Then they'll get 24 engaging PAVE lesson plans that
* are scientifically based-evaluated in more than 300 prekindergarten and kindergarten classrooms
* use proven methods to improve students' vocabulary and oral language skills: shared storybook reading, intentional conversations, and explicit vocabulary instruction
* are consistent with National Early Literacy Panel guidelines
* fit perfectly with RTI-great for whole class, small group, or individual instruction
* easily supplement existing literacy programs and class routines
* teach children about science and social studies concepts such as magnets, outer space, transportation, maps and globes, seasons, and recycling
* work with diverse learners, including children with disabilities and English language learners

The included CD-ROM gives teachers easy access to all the printable materials they need for the PAVE lessons: more than 350 vocabulary picture cards, checklists for teachers and supervisors, student tracking and assessment tools, and sample letters to parents. Plus a helpful appendix of crosswalks shows how the PAVE approach aligns with the goals and standards identified by today's most widely respected organizations and programs (see box).

With the research-based strategies and lessons in this practical guidebook, teachers will PAVE the road to reading for all young children and prepare them for school success in first grade and beyond.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 224 pages
  • 213.36 x 276.86 x 12.7mm | 566.99g
  • Baltimore, United States
  • English
  • 1598571729
  • 9781598571721
  • 2,162,089

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"A valuable resource. Teachers will find the lessons in this book engaging and easy to integrate into daily routines."--Angela Notari Syverson, Ph.D."University of Washington" (03/25/2011) "An important contribution to early childhood education . . . links research-based principles to concrete practices that early childhood educators can readily use in their classrooms."--Shayne B. Piasta, Ph.D."The Ohio State University" (03/25/2011) "Offers clear, concrete examples organized into age-appropriate units of instruction so that teachers will be able to see themselves engaging in the most effective practices to promote and sustain improvements in their students' vocabularies."--Rollanda E. O'Connor, Ph.D."Professor, University of California, Riverside, author of Ladders to Literacy: A Kindergarten Activity Book" (03/25/2011) "Masterfully translates the research into research-proven lessons that can be implemented successfully in preschool classrooms. A practical resource for teachers."--Timothy Shanahan, Ph.D."Professor of Urban Education and Director of the Center for Literacy, University of Illinois at Chicago" (03/25/2011) "An effective and easy-to-follow approach . . . If you are looking for new ways to expand your early literacy instruction, this is the book for you!"--Melanie Kuhn, Ph.D."Boston University" (03/25/2011) "The specific, easy to follow, and adaptable lessons described in this gem of a book have been proven to help teachers make great strides in their quest to close the achievement gap."--Joseph A. Dimino, Ph.D."Senior Research Associate, Instructional Research Group, Los Alamitos, California" (03/25/2011) "I like PAVEd for Success because it was designed in collaboration with preschool and kindergarten teachers in real classroom settings."--Sharolyn D. Pollard-Durodola, Ed.D."Texas A&M University" (03/25/2011) "A must read for every preschool and kindergarten teacher . . . based on exemplary evidence-based research. The book can be used as a curriculum guide and definitely will enhance the vocabulary and language of young children."--Lesley M. Morrow, Ph.D."Distinguished Professor of Literacy, Rutgers, the State University of New Jersey" (03/25/2011) "With this program, all preschool providers can give young children the foundational knowledge that they need to be successful learners . . . activities are child-friendly and downright fun!"--Elfrieda (Freddy) H. Hiebert, Ph.D."President/CEO, TextProject & Research Association, University of California, Santa Cruz" (03/25/2011) "A valuable resource....Teachers will find the lessons in this book engaging and easy to integrate into daily routines."--Angela Notari Syverson, Ph.D."University of Washington" (03/25/2011) "A valuable resource.a Teachers will find the lessons in this book engaging and easy to integrate into daily routines." --Angela Notari Syverson, Ph.D."
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About Claire E. Hamilton

Dr. Hamilton began her career in early childhood education in the 1980s as a child care teacher. Dr. Hamilton also coordinates the division of Children, Families and Schools at UMass Amherst; and she teaches graduate and undergraduate courses in child development, early childhood education, and elementary education. Her research interests include early literacy, early childhood curriculum, the social context of schooling, and technology-based learning and teaching.
Dr. Schwanenflugel teaches graduate and undergraduate courses for educators on educational psychology, human development, and psycholinguistics. Her research interests include early literacy, reading fluency, and vocabulary development and their instruction. She has authored or coauthored four books and numerous articles and chapters on early literacy and conceptual development in young children, among other topics.
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