Parallel Learning of Reading and Writing in Early Childhood

Author: Mary Shea

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1136896945

Category: Education

Page: 224

View: 9413


Parallel Learning of Reading and Writing in Early Childhood explores why it’s important to provide a balanced language learning environment for young children and offers approaches for children to practice and explore language. Writing – a different but parallel process – can open the door to reading, and an effective writing approach in the home and early childhood classrooms leads to the development of phonemic awareness, understanding of phonetic principles, vocabulary, fluency, and comprehension. Effective early childhood teachers are those that extend the knowledge children have amassed at home and use the knowledge of how children learn naturally in the world to inform their practice. This book offers the purpose, context, and outcomes of including writing right from the start in young children’s literacy learning. Through analysis of writing samples, research, and principles of best practices, Shea outlines the essential ingredients for early language learning and provides a developmentally appropriate approach to language learning. Throughout the chapters, Shea integrates discussion of assessment, classroom environment, instructional/teacher scaffolding, and differentiating instruction across developmental levels along with the supporting theory. Special features: vignettes and descriptions of Pre-K, K, and Grade 1 classrooms that incorporate writing across the day artifacts of children’s writing that demonstrate an evolution of knowledge related to both message and word construction concept labeling words and topic specific terms defined throughout the book to support the reader’s understanding of professional terminology discussion of seminal and current research as well as best practices Companion Website with lesson ideas and abundant writing samples from a wide range of demographic, cultural, and language contexts for readers to view, analyze, and discuss. This text offers pre- and in-service early childhood education teachers the content and resources to develop a deeper understanding of language learning, to prompt an examination of current practice, and to stimulate curricular re-designs that foster meaningful, joyful, and motivated learning.

Learning at Home Pre K-3

Homework Activities that Engage Children and Families

Author: Ann C. Barbour

Publisher: Skyhorse Publishing Inc.

ISBN: 1616085487

Category: Art

Page: 208

View: 5897


Counsels parents and teachers on how to establish strong home-school connections through family activities that extend learning, outlining parent-participation homework projects in a range of subjects that are designed to reinforce classroom teachings. Original.

Listening Games for Elementary Grades

Teach Vital Learning Skills : 92 Listening & Thinking Activities

Author: Margaret John Maxwell

Publisher: Acropolis Books Incorporated


Category: Social Science

Page: 207

View: 3502


An informative handbook for elementary teachers provides a host of entertaining listening and thinking activities to help elementary students of all ages learn vital listening skills

Developing Early Comprehension

Laying the Foundation for Reading Success

Author: Andrea Debruin-Parecki,Anne Van Kleeck,Sabra Gear

Publisher: Brookes Pub

ISBN: 9781598570342

Category: Education

Page: 264

View: 8033


"Early comprehension is difficult to measure in prereaders. The topic is therefore often overlooked in research, tools, and interventions. This title serves as a remedy by presenting theoretical models of prereader comprehension as well as skill-boosting approaches to building strong foundations for future reading comprehension. Various methods include using play, academic talk, digital texts, and informational texts to promote emergent language comprehension and using vocabulary intervention to build listening comprehension. Contributors address special subpopulations and offer guidance on working with included and multilingual children. The text also addresses the role of parents, teachers, and executive functioning in prereader comprehension as well as assessment methods (existing and desired), challenges, and opportunities. Some chapters translate knowledge for the benefit of parents and practitioners. Others aim to fill gaps in current thinking, practices, and research"--