Developing Literacy Skills in the Early Years

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ISBN: 1412910242
Release Date: 2005-05-19
Number of pages: 132
Author: Hilary White
Publisher: SAGE

Download and read online Developing Literacy Skills in the Early Years in PDF and EPUB 'I found this book to be very useful and would recommend it to all infant teachers, especially those working with children with special needs... It gave me plenty of new ideas, and would be especially helpful to newly trained teachers' - REACH Many young children need targeted support and encouragement to help develop their literacy skills. This book contains tried and tested activities to improve listening, verbal reasoning and language skills in young children and shows you how to turn theory into fun, practical ideas for the classroom. The author shows how to link activities to the Early Learning Goals and the National Literacy Strategy and the book includes: - lesson activities using puppets, nursery rhymes, story boxes and picture books; - suggestions for using role-play; - ideas for organising your play setting to encourage literacy-related play; - lesson plans; - assessment guidelines; - lists of resources; - a selection of photocopiable material. This book is a valuable resource for those working with children aged 3 to 8 and those working in playgroups, day nurseries, nursery schools and reception classes will find it particularly useful. It suggests ways to improve young children's literacy skills and can also be used as an INSET resource to share with the whole staff. Hilary White is a freelance writer, consultant and teacher. She lectured for many years in an early years training college.


Developing Literacy Skills in the Early Years

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ISBN: 9781446226452
Release Date: 2005-04-18
Number of pages: 144
Author: Hilary White
Publisher: SAGE

Download and read online Developing Literacy Skills in the Early Years in PDF and EPUB 'I found this book to be very useful and would recommend it to all infant teachers, especially those working with children with special needs... It gave me plenty of new ideas, and would be especially helpful to newly trained teachers' - REACH Many young children need targeted support and encouragement to help develop their literacy skills. This book contains tried and tested activities to improve listening, verbal reasoning and language skills in young children and shows you how to turn theory into fun, practical ideas for the classroom. The author shows how to link activities to the Early Learning Goals and the National Literacy Strategy and the book includes: - lesson activities using puppets, nursery rhymes, story boxes and picture books; - suggestions for using role-play; - ideas for organising your play setting to encourage literacy-related play; - lesson plans; - assessment guidelines; - lists of resources; - a selection of photocopiable material. This book is a valuable resource for those working with children aged 3 to 8 and those working in playgroups, day nurseries, nursery schools and reception classes will find it particularly useful. It suggests ways to improve young children's literacy skills and can also be used as an INSET resource to share with the whole staff. Hilary White is a freelance writer, consultant and teacher. She lectured for many years in an early years training college.


Developing Language and Literacy

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ISBN: 9780470977477
Release Date: 2011-01-06
Number of pages: 192
Author: Julia M. Carroll
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

Download and read online Developing Language and Literacy in PDF and EPUB Developing Language and Literacy: Effective Intervention in the Early Years describes successful intervention programmes to improve the phonological skills, vocabulary, and grammar of young children at risk of reading difficulties. Presents two structured intervention programmes to provide support for young children with language and literacy difficulties Describes clearly how to improve the language and foundation literacy skills of young children in the classroom Includes information about how to assess research, and how to monitor and design intervention strategies for use with individual children Helps teachers to develop an understanding of the intervention and research process as a whole Additional journal content to support this title is available click here


IPads in the Early Years

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ISBN: 9781317676584
Release Date: 2015-01-09
Number of pages: 186
Author: Michael Dezuanni
Publisher: Routledge

Download and read online IPads in the Early Years in PDF and EPUB Digital devices, such as smart phones and tablet computers, are becoming commonplace in young children’s lives for play, entertainment, learning and communication. Recently, there has been a great deal of focus on the educational potential of these devices in both formal and informal educational settings. There is now an abundance of educational ‘apps’ available to children, parents, and teachers, which claim to enhance children’s early literacy and numeracy development, but to date, there has been very little formal investigation of the educational potential of these devices. This book discusses the impact on children’s learning when iPads were introduced in three very different early years settings in Brisbane, Australia. It outlines how researchers worked with pre-school teachers and parents to explore how iPads can assist with letter and word recognition, the development of oral literacy and digital literacies and talk around play. Chapters consider the possibilities for using iPads for creativity and arts education through photography, storytelling, drawing, music creation and audio recording, and critically examine the literacies enabled by educational software available on iPads, and the relationship between digital play and literacy development. iPads in the Early Years provides exciting insights into children’s digital culture and learning in the age of the iPad. It will be key reading for researchers, research students and teacher educators focusing on the early years, as well as those with an interest in the role of ICTS, and particularly tablet computers, in education.


Supporting Language and Literacy Development in the Early Years

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ISBN: 9780335238026
Release Date: 2009-03-01
Number of pages: 202
Author: Marian R. Whitehead
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Education (UK)

Download and read online Supporting Language and Literacy Development in the Early Years in PDF and EPUB The book covers the age range 0-7 years and highlights the speed and complexity of this period of growth in children's thinking, communicative abilities, language, social and cultural awareness and physical skills. Child observations and case studies and photographs are used to demonstrate the learning that goes on in a variety of homes and early years settings.


Exploring Writing and Play in the Early Years Second Edition

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ISBN: 9781136785825
Release Date: 2013-01-11
Number of pages: 144
Author: Nigel Hall
Publisher: Routledge

Download and read online Exploring Writing and Play in the Early Years Second Edition in PDF and EPUB The second edition of this text shows how play and literacy can combine to help young children develop a more complete understanding of writing, as well as literacy more generally. In addition to discussing the implications of the new Guidance for the Foundation Stage, the authors use more recent research to extend the discussion of how and why play and literacy work together so powerfully, and provide further advice on planning and developing effective experiences. Early years practitioners should find that this book helps them to focus on the development of literacy knowledge and skills.


Language Literacy in the Early Years 0 7

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ISBN: 1446243664
Release Date: 2010-02-16
Number of pages: 264
Author: Marian R Whitehead
Publisher: SAGE

Download and read online Language Literacy in the Early Years 0 7 in PDF and EPUB This Fourth Edition of Language and Literacy in the Early Years has been fully revised and updated to reflect current professional interests and the latest developments in the field. The book provides comprehensive coverage of issues in language, literacy and learning, focusing on the age range from birth to seven years. New material covers theory of mind, key persons, and social and emotional dimensions of learning. The author added material on difficulties with language development, phonics and new literacies. Key terms, further reading and a revised layout make the book accessible to students. The author emphasizes the joy and creativity involved in supporting young children's development as speakers, writers and readers. While taking account of current initiatives and programmes, the author supports flexible teaching methods in what is a complex teaching and learning process. The book is fully illustrated with examples and photos from early childhood settings. This book is essential reading for primary and early years students and practitioners in the field of language and literacy including nursery nurses, classroom assistants and foundation stage teachers.


Literacy Development in the Early Years

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ISBN: 0133831019
Release Date: 2014-11-07
Number of pages: 560
Author: Lesley Mandel Morrow
Publisher: Pearson

Download and read online Literacy Development in the Early Years in PDF and EPUB NOTE: Used books, rentals, and purchases made outside of Pearson If purchasing or renting from companies other than Pearson, the access codes for the Enhanced Pearson eText may not be included, may be incorrect, or may be previously redeemed. Check with the seller before completing your purchase. This package includes the Enhanced Pearson eText and the loose-leaf version. An integrated language arts approach to literacy development, by renowned author Lesley Mandel Morrow, Literacy Development in the Early Years, 8/e integrates perspectives about how children learn literacy skills in grades pre-K through three that gives pre-service and in-service teachers a wealth of valuable information for making children active participants in the process of literacy development. Now in print for 25 years, this widely popular text was one of the first books on the topic of early literacy. Author Lesley Mandel Morrow utilizes her own research and the research of others as well as her experiences as a classroom teacher, reading specialist, mother, and grandmother to consider historical theories and philosophies about how children learn, policy changes in teaching reading, new laws and challenges in the area of testing and assessment, the place of diversity in today's classrooms, teaching English language learners, and more. The text has a wealth of valuable information for both pre- and in-service teachers, prompting them to involve children as active participants in the process of their literacy development. The book discusses constructivist problem-solving teaching and more explicit systematic instruction, encouraging teaching reading, writing, listening, thinking, and viewing at the same time while using each skill to develop the others. The Enhanced Pearson eText features embedded video and assessments. Improve mastery and retention with the Enhanced Pearson eText* The Enhanced Pearson eText provides a rich, interactive learning environment designed to improve student mastery of content. The Enhanced Pearson eText is: Engaging. The new interactive, multimedia learning features were developed by the authors and other subject-matter experts to deepen and enrich the learning experience. Convenient. Enjoy instant online access from your computer or download the Pearson eText App to read on or offline on your iPad® and Android® tablet.* Affordable. Experience the advantages of the Enhanced Pearson eText along with all the benefits of print for 40% to 50% less than a print bound book. * The Enhanced eText features are only available in the Pearson eText format. They are not available in third-party eTexts or downloads. *The Pearson eText App is available on Google Play and in the App Store. It requires Android OS 3.1-4, a 7" or 10" tablet, or iPad iOS 5.0 or later. 0133831019 / 9780133831016 Literacy Development in the Early Years: Helping Children Read and Write, Loose-Leaf Version with Enhanced Pearson eText -- Access Card Package Package consists of: 0133574296 / 9780133574296 Literacy Development in the Early Years: Helping Children Read and Write, Loose-Leaf Version 0133824683 / 9780133824681 Literacy Development in the Early Years: Helping Children Read and Write, Enhanced Pearson eText -- Access Card


Developing Language and Literacy with Young Children

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ISBN: 1446226433
Release Date: 2007-04-25
Number of pages: 160
Author: Marian R Whitehead
Publisher: SAGE

Download and read online Developing Language and Literacy with Young Children in PDF and EPUB `In its third edition...the author has included the latest research evidence relating to children aged from nought to eight. Her writing embraces the value of play, relationships, bilingualism and multilingualism in creating a rich language and literacy environment. Developing Language and Literacy with Young Children will appeal to a wide range of readers - practitioners, students, and their tutors, as well as parents and carers' - Early Years Update 'Highly readable... Anybody working with babies and young children needs to have the knowledge that Whitehead clearly explains here' - SureStart 'One of the many excellent features of this book is the way it tackles the issue of bilingualism in early childhood' - Early Years Educator (eye) Praise for previous editions: `Marian Whitehead forces the reader to attend to the "voice of the child against the encroachment of inappropriate curriculum demands. Her total fascination for children's language development captures the reader in an enthusiastic and informed voyage through "the most exciting and important aspect of human development - language in the early years' - Early Years `This is an excellent read for all parents and workers with young children. The style of the book is friendly and accessible, with beautifully produced of photographs of children and indeed of their own work. Marian Whitehead is not ashamed to draw on her experiences as a grandparent, as well as highly competent theoretical researcher; she does both with competence and humour. This will prove an excellent source book for those involved in course design from childminders to university lecturers' - Child Language Teaching and Therapy Looking at the most exciting and important aspect of human development - communication and language in the early years - this accessible book gives carers, parents, teachers and other professionals who work and play with young children a confident understanding of children's communication and language development in the years from birth to age eight. The book examines the wide range of elements that are typical of all our communication and language activities: thinking, feeling, imagining, talking, listening, drawing, writing and reading. The author emphasizes the importance of children's relationships and communications with the people who care about them, spend time with them and share in the excitement of their developing languages and their investigations of literacy. Taking a holistic approach, she covers: o early communication and language o the achievements of young bilinguals o the significance of stories, narrative and language play o the emergence of literacy in homes, early years settings and classrooms. 'This highly readable guide discusses how to help babies become competent communicators...Anybody working with babies and young children needs to have the knowledge that Whitehead clearly explains here' - SureStart


Handbook of Early Literacy Research

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ISBN: 9781462503353
Release Date: 2011
Number of pages: 467
Author: Susan B. Neuman
Publisher: Guilford Press

Download and read online Handbook of Early Literacy Research in PDF and EPUB The field of early literacy has seen significant recent advances in theory, research, and practice. These volumes bring together leading authorities to report on current findings, integrate insights from different disciplinary perspectives, and explore ways to provide children with the strongest possible literacy foundations in the first 6 years of life. The Handbook first addresses broad questions about the nature of emergent literacy, summarizing current knowledge on cognitive pathways, biological underpinnings, and the importance of cultural contexts. Chapters in subsequent sections examine various strands of knowledge and skills that emerge as children become literate, as well as the role played by experiences with peers and families. Particular attention is devoted to the challenges involved in making schools work for all children, including members of linguistic and ethnic minority groups and children living in poverty. Finally, approaches to instruction, assessment, and early intervention are described, and up-to-date research on their effectiveness is presented.


Early Literacy Fundamentals

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ISBN: 9781551381848
Release Date: 2005-01-01
Number of pages: 104
Author: Sue Palmer
Publisher: Pembroke Publishers Limited

Download and read online Early Literacy Fundamentals in PDF and EPUB Early Literacy Fundamentals offers powerful activities to develop the skills, concepts, and knowledge underpinning early literacy. It builds on the personal, social, emotional, creative, and physical development skills that are a traditional part of early childhood programs. Based on the latest research, the book recognizes that oral language is the bedrock upon which formal learning is based and that literacy: begins at birth and is part of an ongoing developmental process; develops concurrently with oral language development; is enhanced by adult models who expose children to print and how it works; is based on a systematic relationship between letters and sounds; is rooted in and connected to the child's culture and communication patterns. Each of the activities, organized around a seven-strand framework that reflects successful early childhood practices, is presented along with background research and practical advice on helping children initiate their own constructive play. The types of activities teachers will find include: learning activities appropriate to a young child's age and stage of development; quality pre-school activities that boost all children's language and literacy skills, and build a strong foundation for reading and literacy success in school; opportunities for children to use oral language in a variety of ways as they play and experiment with words; adult-initiated whole-group activities that can be extended into child-initiated play. Early Literacy Fundamentals provides a comprehensive overview of the language and literacy experiences children need, and helps teachers give them a strong base on which future reading and learning success can grow.


Early Years Play and Learning

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ISBN: 9780415303392
Release Date: 2004
Number of pages: 141
Author: Pat Broadhead
Publisher: Psychology Press

Download and read online Early Years Play and Learning in PDF and EPUB This practical book provides an accessible framework for observing and assessing children's learning through play. It will help early years practitioners to deepen their understanding of the links between intellectual development, the growth of language and the emotional well-being of young children. Drawing on many years of research and working with teachers, Pat Broadhead has developed the Social Play Continuum, a unique observation tool and a means of monitoring and developing a child's social progress through skills such as problem-solving, investigation and imagination discourse. This tool forms an integral part of this innovative text, offering practitioners in a wide range of early years settings a means of focusing their observations of play. In addition, the book: supports the development of 'areas of provision' illustrates progression from 'association' to 'cooperative' play considers links with the Foundation Stage Curriculum, Profiling and the National Curriculum acknowledges the many constraints that have operated on early years practitioners in the past decade. Blending theory and practice this book is aimed at all early years' practitioners concerned with quality provision for their pupils. It is also the ideal text to support student teachers, classroom assistants and undergraduates on early childhood studies degrees.


Ready to Read and Write in the Early Years

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ISBN: 9781134024384
Release Date: 2013-10-11
Number of pages: 96
Author: Angela Glenn
Publisher: Routledge

Download and read online Ready to Read and Write in the Early Years in PDF and EPUB Focusing on the crucial area of early literacy, this book aims to provide an easy-to-understand guide to inclusion for pre-school practitioners. Includes:how to establish strong foundations from which to develop reading and writing skillsindividual, paired and group reading and writing photocopiable record sheets short case studies that illustrate how strategies work in practice. Written for practitioners in all pre-school settings and parents.


Early Focus

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ISBN: 0891288562
Release Date: 2002-01-01
Number of pages: 501
Author: Rona L. Pogrund
Publisher: American Foundation for the Blind

Download and read online Early Focus in PDF and EPUB Early intervention is critical to the development and growth of children with visual impairments and other disabilities. This completely revised and updated edition of this AFB classic provides comprehensive information for professionals in such areas as vision, cognitive development, literacy, social development, motor development, and mobility. Early Focus offers tested strategies and recommended approaches to working with young children who are visually impaired or have multiple disabilities and their families, including those that are culturally diverse.


Children s Emergent Literacy

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ISBN: 0275945898
Release Date: 1994
Number of pages: 388
Author: David F. Lancy
Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group

Download and read online Children s Emergent Literacy in PDF and EPUB "...a significant contribution to the dynamic field of emergent literacy. Highly recommended..." Choice