50 Early Childhood Literacy Strategies

Series
Allyn & Bacon
Author
Janice J. Beaty  
Publisher
Pearson
Cover
Softcover
Edition
3
Language
English
Total pages
192
Pub.-date
February 2012
ISBN13
9780132690072
ISBN
0132690071
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Description

Pre-service and in-service teachers get practical, up-to-date strategies in an easy-to-use, easy-to-understand approach to teaching literacy to three-, four-, and five-year-old students as mandated by the state and national governments.

 

In this practical resource, teachers and student interns learn the best picture books and activities to use with children, how to use them effectively, and how to ensure that children best benefit from their use. They learn what to expect as young children's writing emerges from scribbles, to pictures, to real words, and they understand emergent literacy as it appears in preschool children and evolves into conventional literacy as it is taught in elementary school. The unique approach presents the latest information on early literacy teaching strategies in 50 concise chapters divided into three sections: Children's Speaking/Listening, Children's Writing, and Children's Reading, making specific topics easy to locate. This new edition includes the latest information on working with dual language learners, vocabulary development, and kindergarten reading, as well as practical applications of new researched findings.

Features

Teachers and student interns get the latest information on early literacy in an easy-to-use, easy-to-understand format. The book's unique approach presents 50 brief yet concise chapters, each featuring a practical strategy for teaching three-, four-, and five-year-olds to read.

 

Readers see clearly when, how, and with which students to use each strategy and get the background information they need to create additional strategies to reinforce each lesson. A brief introduction to each strategy sets the stage and discusses the literacy concept associated with the strategy.

 

Readers learn quickly which picture books and activities to use with children, how to use them effectively, and how to ensure that children benefit from their use. Materials, content, and activities found in most early childhood classrooms are covered: blocks, chalk, crayons, computers, puppets, and more.

 

Teachers see how to work effectively and successfully with dual language learners. The book includes the latest information on working with dual language learners and vocabulary development.

 

The book's approach enables teachers the flexibility to select the strategies and activities most suited to their own teaching situations. Strategies are arranged in three parts for easy selection-Children's Speaking/Listening, Children's Writing, and Children's Reading-and the activities have been selected as models to help teachers develop their own ideas.

New to this Edition

The Third Edition features new chapters on listening, vocabulary development, using dictation, working effectively with both writing and reading with dual language learners, and understanding kindergarten reading. It includes 69 new picture books, new activities in every chapter, 29 new children's artifacts, updated references, and a helpful Appendix of 26 appropriate web sites.

 

New chapter, ListeningCenter (Ch. 3), helps teach children to “listen with intent,” to hear new words and to interpret their meaning. Coverage is included of such equipment as CD players, headsets, and karaoke machines.

 

New chapter, Vocabulary Development (Ch. 10), helps children build a necessary vocabulary of 2,500 words per year and to explore two to four new words per day. Children learn “word-meaning clues” and teachers help them explore words using text and illustrations.

 

New chapter, Taking Dictation (Ch. 21), encourages teachers to write down children's oral stories. Children get to see certain speech sounds being connected to specific letters.

 

New chapter, Dual Language Learners' Writing (Ch. 27), shows teachers how to help children who are learning English at the same time they are learning their home language. This chapter encourages the development of both the children's home language and English.

 

New chapter, Dual Language Readers (Ch. 39) shows teachers how to help students who are learning two languages at the same time to develop literacy. It gives children the chance to read their own writing, as a key to reading text, and lets teachers read bilingual books to children.

 

New chapter, Kindergarten Reading (Ch. 46), helps teachers understand what comes next in the reading/writing continuum. Teachers see how interactive read-alouds and read-alongs work, how reading is done, and what happens during independent reading time.

 

Table of Contents

List of Children's Books

Part I  Children's Speaking/Listening

 

1      Emergent Literacy

2      Speaking Words

3      Listening with Intent

4       Listening Center

5      Talk-rich Environment

6      Dramatic Play

7      Dual Language Learners

8      Phonological Awareness

9      Chanting, Singing

10    Vocabulary Development

11   Book Read-Alouds

12    Storytelling

13    Story Drama

14    Puppets

15   Assessing Speaking Progress

 

Part II Children's Writing

16    Emergent Writing

17    Writing Center

18    Environmental Print

19    Alphabet

20    Names

21   Taking Dictation

22   Caption Pictures

23    Easel Painting

24    Finger Painting

25    Chalk

26    Shared Writing

27   Dual Language Learners' Writing

28    Invented Spelling

29    Journals, Literature Logs

30    Messages

31    Block Building

32    Assessing Children's Writing

 

Part III  Children's Reading

33    Emergent Reading

34    Book Center 

35    Visual Literacy

36    Children Reading Independently

37    Computer Books

38    Shared Reading  

39    Dual Language Readers

40    Big Books

41    Predictable Books

42    Song Storybooks

43    Book Characters

44    Sound Words

45    Syllables

46    Kindergarten Reading

47    Literacy Bags

48    Webs  

49    Assessing Reading Progress

50    Words, Words, Words

Appendix A: Web Sites

Back Cover

Pre-service and in-service teachers alike get practical, up-to-date strategies and activities in this easy-to-use, easy-to-understand guide to teaching literacy to three-, four-, and five-year-olds. Readers discover the best picture books and activities to use with children, how to use them effectively, and how to ensure that children get the best benefits from their use. The book's unique approach presents the latest information on early literacy teaching strategies in 50 concise chapters divided into three sections: Children's Speaking/Listening, Children's Writing, and Children's Reading. This new edition includes the latest information on working with dual language learners, vocabulary development, and kindergarten reading, as well as practical applications of newly researched findings. Featured are:

 

·  The latest information on early literacy in an easy-to-use, easy-to-understand format,

 

·  Clear information on when, how, and with which students to use 50 practical strategies plus background information for creating additional strategies to reinforce each lesson,

 

·  Guidance on what picture books and activities to use with children, how to use them effectively, and how to ensure that children can benefit from their use,

 

·  Practical help for working effectively and successfully with dual language learners,

 

·  New chapters on listening, vocabulary development, using dictation, working effectively with both writing and reading with dual language learners, and understanding kindergarten reading,

 

·  Content updates include 69 new picture books, new activities in every chapter, 29 new children's artifacts, updated references, and a helpful Appendix of 26 appropriate web sites.

Author

Janice J. Beaty (Elmira College, Emerita) is an Educational Consultant and author/coauthor of several books, among them Early Literacy in Preschool and Kindergarten: A Multicultural Perspective, 3/e, (with L. Pratt), Skills for Preschool Teachers, 9/e, and Observing Development of the Young Child, 7/e