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.
Author: Marc E. Fey
Publisher: Paul H Brookes Publishing Company
Release Date: 1995
Genre: Language Arts & Disciplines
"This theory-to-practice, transdisciplinary book series addresses the language difficulties associated with communication disorders and developmental disabilities. Grounded in state-of-the-art research, yet practical in orientation, the volumes in this series are invaluable resources for professionals and graduate students who work with learners with language delays or communication impairment." "Profound changes in legislation, technology, and philosophy have transformed language intervention for preschool and elementary-age children with language impairments. This comprehensive book examines the developments of the past decade, analyzes research, and evaluates the efficacy of recent innovations. Chapters provide practical intervention strategies for a variety of language problems and prepare interventionists to meet the demands of the classroom by addressing topics ranging from cultural awareness to the effectiveness of computers in intervention." "This resource also expands current norms, outlining innovative approaches, proposing challenging goals, and suggesting specific research. Speech-language pathologists and students in speech-language pathology, special educators and reading specialists, and researchers and clinicians in child development will turn to this volume for its appraisal of recent changes in language intervention and its recommendations for service delivery."--BOOK JACKET.Title Summary field provided by Blackwell North America, Inc. All Rights Reserved
"Play hide-and-seek with a little girl and her cat, or look at what animals come out of a magician's hat! Each of the stories in this Now I'm Reading! Pre-Reader book focuses on at least two high-frequency sight words and combines simple, patterned text and strong picture cues to give just the right amount of support to the earliest readers. Includes 8 story booklets, 32 sight word flash cards, a Word Play Activity Book, helpful "After You Read" and "Skills in This Story" sections, and a parent guide. Perfect for ages 3 and up!"
Language Development: Understanding Language Diversity in the Classroom offers comprehensive coverage of the language development process for pre- and in-service teachers while emphasizing the factors that further academic success in the classroom, including literacy skills, phonological awareness, and narrative. With chapters written by respected specialists in various fields, this interdisciplinary text illuminates the impact of language development on learning success and distinguishes between language differences and disorders, integrating illustrative case studies as well as helpful classroom strategies that teachers can implement right away.