A discussion of literacy development from birth to the primary school. The book embraces an integrated language arts perspective and an interdisciplinary approach to literacy development as it addresses developing writing, reading and oral language in the home and at school.
Author: James David Cooper
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin College Division
Release Date: 2002-07-01
Now appearing in its fifth edition, this reading methods text focuses on a contemporary, active learning approach for teaching literacy. Its 11 chapters and teacher resource handbook help teachers develop balanced literacy programmes using both direct and indirect instruction. One of the text's hallmark features is its complete presentation of authentic children's stories, accompanied by sample lesson plans that guide teachers in developing their own lessons. Highlights of this fifth edition include: - New! A new full-colour design and re-designed literacy lessons - New! Chapter 1, Focus on Literacy Learning, emphasises the stages of literacy development, the role of standards, how diversity impacts literacy learning, and the place of technology in literacy development. - New! Chapter 10, Developing a Management System for the Balanced Literacy Classroom, presents procedures for developing student routines. - New! The text now explores how instructors can meet the needs of English language learners in diverse classrooms. - New!To The Student: Reading This Text is an introduction that explains what students should do before reading, while reading, and after reading each chapter so they get the most out of the text material. - New! The Literacy: Helping Children Construct Meaning web site provides additional resources for extended instructor and student support.
Author: Lee Galda
Publisher: Harcourt Brace Jovanovich Incorporated
Release Date: 1993
A guide to using children's literature to support teaching and learning English language arts in grade K-8, for teachers and graduate students. Introduces basic principles of language, learning and teaching, and covers the development of oral language, language diversity in the classroom, literature-based reading instruction, writing, promoting oral language development through classroom discussion, and language across the curriculum. Includes numerous activities and teaching ideas. Annotation copyright by Book News, Inc., Portland, OR
Author: Anthony L. Manna
Publisher: Scarecrow Pr
Release Date: 1992-01
Over a wide range of health-related topics, the authors provide direction for educators, health professionals, librarians, and parents in search of children's literature that addresses the health concerns, needs, and problems of children in kindergarten through 8th grade. They describe many appealing trade books that can offer children help and guidance to lifestyle factors and health behaviors that influence their emotional, physical, and social well-being. Extensive annotated bibliographies focus on various types of multicultural literature that speak to children about family life nutrition, relationships, sexuality, gender, disease prevention, self-concept, drug use and abuse, community health problems, and many other developmentally appropriate health promotion issues. With lists, resources, and indexes.