Reclaiming Early Childhood Literacies

Reclaiming Early Childhood Literacies : Narratives of Hope, Power, and Vision

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At a time when literacy has become more of a political issue than a research or pedagogical one, this volume refocuses attention on work with young children that places them at the center of their literacy worlds. Drawing on robust and growing knowledge which is often marginalized because of political and legislative forces, it explores young children's literacies as inclusive, redefined, and broadened-encompassing technologies, the arts, multiple modalities, and teaching and learning for democracy, cultural sustainability and social justice. Highlighted themes include children's rights to grow through playful engagements with multiple literacies to interrogate their worlds; adults who expand and inspire children's consciousness and awareness of others and the world around them; the centrality of meaning making in all aspects of language and literacy development; a deep respect for diversities, including languages, cultures, sexual orientation, socioeconomic status and more; and an expansive understanding of the nature of texts.
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Product details

  • Hardback | 290 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 17.78mm | 544g
  • ROUTLEDGE
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 34 Halftones, black and white; 3 Tables, black and white
  • 1138944378
  • 9781138944374

Table of contents

Introduction











Reclaiming Early Childhood Literacies



Richard J. Meyer and Kathryn F. Whitmore





Pillar I: LEARNING


Pillar Introduction: We Use a Lot More "Dots" in Arabic than You Do in English: A Learning Language Story


Jerome C. Harste and Carolyn L. Burke









Reclaiming or Reframing? Getting the Right Conceptual Metaphor for Thinking About Early Literacy Learning



Brian Cambourne


Chapter 2 Extension: Moving Toward the Discourse of Meaning-Making


Brian Cambourne and Richard J. Meyer









What Complex Miscues Tell Us About Kindergarteners' Making Sense of Print



Alan D. Flurkey and David P. Schultz





Chapter 3 Extension: Text Matters: Predictable and Decodable Texts


Prisca Martens









Take That Ronald! Disrupting Gender Role Binaries with Powerful Picturebooks



Kathryn F. Whitmore and Christie Angleton





Chapter 4 Extension: Innocence, Intersectionality, and Normativity: Choosing Powerful Picturebooks About Gender Diversity


Scott Ritchie









Toddlers, Touchscreens, and Tablet Technologies: Learning "Concepts Beyond Print"



Karen E. Wohlwend





Chapter 5 Extension: Digital Observers, Explorers, and Teachers in Preschool


Kathryn F. Whitmore and Emily L. Zuccaro





Pillar II: TEACHING


Pillar Introduction: Noisy `E's': A Language Story about Teaching


Jerome C. Harste and Carolyn L. Burke









"Doin' School in the Orchard": Reclaiming and Nurturing Kids' Connection to Nature Through Ecological Literacy



M. Ruth Davenport





Chapter 6 Extension: A Year of Rich Learning for a Young Child


Christine Sims and Richard J. Meyer









The Search for Joy and the Realities of Wounds in Early Literacy



Krystal Wood-Kofonow and Richard J. Meyer





Chapter 7 Extension: Amy and George: Wounds and Joy in Literacy Lives


Renita R. Schmidt and Meg M. Jacobs









Infusing Meaning and Joy back into Books: Reclaiming Literacy in Young Children with Autism Spectrum Disorder



Holly L. Damico, Jack S. Damico, Ryan L. Nelson, Christine Weill, and Jamie Maxwell





Chapter 8 Extension: Beginning the Lifelong Journey of Language and Literacy in Very Young Children


Michael L. Shaw





Pillar III: CURRICULUM


Pillar Introduction: Close Reading: A Curriculum Language Story


Jerome C. Harste and Carolyn L. Burke









Designing Literacy Curriculum: Teaching Literacy as Response to Learning



Kenneth S. Goodman and Yetta M. Goodman





Chapter 9 Extension: Designing Curriculum in Response to Max's and Zachary's Learning


Alan D. Flurkey and Kathryn F. Whitmore









First Grade Children Discover the Power of Expression by Creating Descriptive Drawings



S. Rebecca Leigh





Chapter 10 Extension: Art and Writing in Kindergarten Inquiry


Allen Koshewa









Reclaiming Early Literacies by Learning about Self and Others through Global Literature and Art



Prisca Martens, Ray Martens, Jenna Loomis, Michelle Hassay Doyle, Laura Fuhrman, Christie Furnari, Elizabeth Soper, and Robbie Stout





Chapter 11 Extension: Creating Global Understandings Through Play


Kathy G. Short and Maria V. Acevedo









Two Curricular Worlds: Home and School



Koomi Kim and Richard J. Meyer





Chapter 12 Extension: Merging Home and School Curriculum with Home-Based Literacy Portfolios


Jane Baskwill





Pillar IV: LANGUAGE


Pillar Introduction: The ABC Snake: A Language Story


Jerome C. Harste and Carolyn L. Burke









"I got Angry Birds in my Story": Reclaiming Language in an ESL Kindergarten



Tasha Tropp Laman and Lucy Jaimes, with Lisa Jones





Chapter 13 Extension: Food Truck Literacies in a Bilingual Kindergarten Community


Caryl G. Crowell









Maybe Henry Did It! Maybe Chester Did It!: Young Children (Re)Authoring Through Postmodern Picturebooks



Lenny Sanchez and Angie Zapata, with Josh Hill





Chapter 14 Extension: Young Bilingual Children Engaging in Book Discussion


Jeanne Fain





Pillar V: SOCIOCULTURAL CONTEXTS


Pillar Introduction: Holy Squirrel: A Sociocultural Contexts Language Story


Jerome C. Harste and Carolyn L. Burke









Rhizomatic Possibilities for Writing Processes: Fluid Structures and Components



Candace R. Kuby





Chapter 15 Extension: Noah the Nomadic Diplomat and the Making of a School Sack Lunch


Jennifer Buntjer Merryman and Richard J. Meyer









Writer's Workshop Within the Context of an Islamic School



Amy Barnhill





Chapter 16 Extension: Photos as Bridges into Hidden Literacy Lives


Charlene Klassen Endrizzi









Revaluing Novice Readers: Revaluing Families



Bobbie Kabuto





Chapter 17 Extension: Photographs that Cracked Open Narrow Kindergarten Writing Practices for Children and their Teacher


Kathryn F. Whitmore and Carla Wilson









A Cello, A Plane, and a Garden: Reclaiming the Context of Play with Young Children to Promote Literacy



Sarah Vander Zanden, Sohyun Meacham, Jane Frost, and Jennifer Strange





Chapter 18 Extension: Children Speak for Themselves


Lorraine Wilson





Conclusion:






Second School as a Space for Hope, Power, Vision, and the Literacy Lives of Young Children





Richard J. Meyer and Kathryn F. Whitmore
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About Richard J. Meyer

Richard J. Meyer is a Regents' Professor and Chair of Language, Literacy, and Sociocultural Studies at the University of New Mexico, USA.





Kathryn F. Whitmore holds the Ashland/Nystrand Chair of Early Childhood Research and is Director of the Early Childhood Research Center at the University of Louisville, USA.
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