Beginning Reading and Writing

Beginning Reading and Writing

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In this essay collection, scholars in the area of early literacy provide concrete strategies for achieving excellence in literacy instruction. The collection presents current, research-based information on the advances and refinements in the area of emerging literacy and the early stages of formal instruction in reading and writing. Following a foreword (Alan Farstrup) and an introduction (Dorothy S. Strickland and Lesley Mandel Morrow), chapters in the collection are: (1) qBeginning Reading and Writing: Perspectives on Instructionq (William H. Teale and Junko Yokota); (2) qBecoming a Reader: A Developmentally Appropriate Approachq (Susan B. Neuman and Sue Bredekamp); (3) qLiteracy Instruction for Young Children of Diverse Backgroundsq (Kathryn H. Au); (4) qEnhancing Literacy Growth through Home-School Connectionsq (Diana H. Tracey); (5) qChildren's Pretend Play and Literacyq (Anthony D. Pellegrini and Lee Galda); (6) qTalking Their Way into Print: English Language Learners in a Prekindergarten Classroomq (Celia Genishi, Donna Yung-Chan, and Susan Stires); (7) qOrganizing and Managing a Language Arts Blockq (Lesley Mandel Morrow); (8) qClassroom Intervention Strategies: Supporting the Literacy Development of Young Learners at Riskq (Dorothy S. Strickland); (9) qTeaching Young Children to Be Writersq (Karen Bromley); (10) qPhonics Instructionq (Margaret Moustafa); (11) qReading Aloud from Culturally Diverse Literatureq (Lee Galda and Bernice E. Cullinan); (12) qFostering Reading Comprehensionq (Linda B. Gambrell and Ann Dromsky); (13) qAssessing Reading and Writing in the Early Yearsq (Bill Harp and Jo Ann Brewer); (14) qSign of the Times: Technology and Early Literacy Learningq (Shelley B. Wepner and Lucinda C. Ray); and (15) qStill Standing: Timeless Strategies for Teaching the Language Artsq (Diane Lapp, James Flood, and Nancy Roser). (NKA)(Silent reading in the primary grades often sounds like quiet oral reading, as children try to figure out new words.) At various stopping ... Another approach is to use decodable text for at least 6 months but not more than 12 months of instruction.

Title:Beginning Reading and Writing
Author:Dorothy S. Strickland, Lesley Mandel Morrow
Publisher:Teachers College Press - 2000


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