Beyond Early Literacy

Author: Janet B. Taylor
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1136981365
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For early childhood classrooms – where curriculum is increasingly shaped by standards and teachers are pressed for time – Beyond Early Literacy offers a literacy method that goes beyond simply developing language arts skills. Known as Shared Journal, this process promotes young children’s learning across content areas – including their communication and language abilities, writing skills, sense of community, grasp of diverse social and cultural worlds, and understanding of history, counting, numeracy, and time. Pairing interactive talk with individual writing in the classroom community, this rich method develops the whole child. Special features include: sample lesson plans, rubrics, and templates throughout the book children’s artifacts, including examples of oral and written work teacher accounts examining the use of Shared Journal in the classroom, including strategies and suggestions a Companion Website with templates, additional resources, and video clips of in-classroom teaching and examples of exciting ways to use new technologies. This two-part book is first framed by current theory and research about children’s cognitive, language, and literacy development, and an extensive body of research and case studies on the efficacy of the method. The second part features strategies from on-the-ground teachers who have used the process with their students and explores how Shared Journal can be used with new technologies, can meet standards, and can be appropriate for diverse populations of children. This is a fantastic resource for use in early childhood education courses in emergent literacy, language arts, and curriculum.

Teaching Readers Of English

Author: John S. Hedgcock
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1315465558
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A comprehensive manual for pre- and in-service ESL, EFL, and EIL educators who work with multilingual students at the secondary and postsecondary levels, this text balances insights from reading theory and research with highly practical, field-tested strategies for teaching and assessing second-language reading that educators can readily adopt and adapt to suit their contexts and student populations. Teaching Readers of English is a complete "go-to" source for teaching reading and promoting classroom and professional literacies in an increasingly digital world. Offering principled approaches and methods for planning and delivering effective L2 reading instruction, the text includes pedagogical features, such as questions for reflection, further reading and resources, and application activities to develop purposeful classroom reading lessons in a range of contexts. Changes in the Second Edition: Updated and revised chapters on formative and summative reading assessment, developing vocabulary knowledge and grammatical skill, and cultivating extensive reading and literary appreciation Updated information on institutional settings and reader demographics New pedagogical features in each chapter, including Chapter Summaries, Further Reading, Reflection and Review, and Application Activities A streamlined chapter sequence to enhance the text’s usability

Becoming An Early Years Teacher

Author: Jessica Johnson
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Education (UK)
ISBN: 033526445X
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Offers key knowledge on theories of early learning and child development to support trainees in developing their role and skills as Early Years Teachers.

Beginnings Beyond Foundations In Early Childhood Education

Author: Ann Gordon
Publisher: Cengage Learning
ISBN: 0495808172
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The primary strength of BEGINNINGS AND BEYOND, 8TH EDITION, is its blend of simplicity and depth. In a clear and easy-to-understand style, the book’s five sections lay out basic questions any student of early childhood education would want answered. At the same time, the chapters present key concepts, the latest research, and practical examples so that questions are thoroughly answered. Coverage of the current Developmentally Appropriate Practices (DAP) are woven throughout the text and highlighted by new margin icons and DAP footnotes for easy reference. Diversity and development are also integrated throughout the text, enabling readers to understand that issues of age, gender, race/ethnicity, ability, and family are part of every aspect of teaching and learning. Every chapter has an article by an educator that highlights a relevant topic, showing students of early childhood education that there are many authoritative and experienced voices to learn from, both from the past and present. Finally, through its tone, numerous visuals, and carefully crafted pedagogy, the book is accessible to and respectful of readers with a range of abilities and learning styles. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

Dramatic Interactions In Education

Author: Susan Davis
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
ISBN: 147257690X
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Dramatic Interactions in Education draws together contemporary sociocultural research across drama and educational contents to draw out implications for researchers and practitioners both within and outside the field. Drama is a field for which human interactions, experience, emotional expression, and attitude are central, with those in non-arts fields discovering that understandings emerging from drama education can provide models and means for examining the affective and relational domains which are essential for understanding learning processes. In addition to this, those in the realm of drama education and applied theatre are realising that sociocultural and historical-cultural approaches can usefully inform their research and practice. Leading international theorists and researchers from across the UK, Europe, USA and Australia combine theoretical discussions, research methodologies, accounts of research and applications in classroom and learning contexts, as they explore concepts from Vygotsky's foundational work and interrogate key concepts such as perezhivanie (or the emotional, lived experience), development of self, zone of proximal development.

Reconsidering A Balanced Approach To Reading

Author: Constance Weaver
Publisher: National Council of Teachers
ISBN: 9780814102343
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This collection reflects the stance that a truly balanced approach to reading instruction will focus not only on reading but on literacy; integrate language and literacy across disciplines; attend to reading, writing, and other skills and strategies in context; and reflect a coherent integration of as broad a research base as possible. Following a foreword by Diane Stephens, an introduction, an article on reading and literacy, and a note on terms (phonics and whole language), articles in the collection and their authors are, as follows: (1) "Toward a Balanced Approach to Reading" (Constance Weaver); (2) "Learning about Literacy: A 30-Year Journey" (P. David Pearson and Diane Stephens); (3) "To Err Is Human: Learning about Language Processes by Analyzing Miscues" (Yetta M. Goodman and Kenneth S. Goodwin); (4) "Considering the Research on Phonological Awareness and Phonics" (Constance Weaver); (5) "Reconceptualizing Phonics Instruction" (Margaret Moustafa); (6) "Orthographic Analogy Training with Kindergarten Children: Effects on Analogy Use, Phonemic Segmentation, and Letter-Sound Knowledge" (Margareth E. Peterson and Leonard P. Haines); (7) "A Comparison of Children's Development of Alphabetic Knowledge in a Skills-Based and a Whole Language Classroom" (Ellen McIntyre and Penny A. Freppon); (8) "Phonological Awareness Training of Kindergarten Children: Three Treatments and Their Effects" (Linda R. Ayres); (9) "Literacy Learning in a Whole Language Classroom: Reading Concepts and Reading Strategies First Graders Know and Use" (Penny A. Freppon and Ellen McIntyre); (10) "A Comparison of Innercity Children's Interpretations of Reading and Writing Instruction in the Early Grades in Skills-Based and Whole Language Classrooms" (Karin L. Dahl and Penny A. Freppon); (11) "Experimental Research: On Phonemic Awareness and on Whole Language" (Constance Weaver); (12) "Using 'Real' Books: Research Findings on Literature Based Reading Instruction" (Michael O. Tunnell and James S. Jacobs); (13) "Successful Dyslexics: A Constructivist Study of Passionate Interest Reading" (Rosalie Fink); (14) "The Case for Late Intervention: Once a Good Reader, Always a Good Reader" (Stephen Krashen and Jeff McQuillan); (15) "Every Person a Reader" (Stephen Krashen); (16) "The California Reading Situation: Rhetoric and Reality" (Jeff McQuillan); (17) "California, Whole Language, and the National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP)" (Kenneth S. Goodman); and (18) "The Schools We Have. The Schools We Need" (Richard L. Allington). (Contains 55 references.) (NKA)

Child And Adult Development

Author: Calvin A. Colarusso
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 1475796730
Size: 30.73 MB
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Developmental theory is the essence of any psychodynamic psychother apy, and certainly of psychoanalysis. It is through an understanding of progressive life events, and the way these events relate to associated biological and social events, that we come to understand both psycho pathology and psychological strengths. For a long time we have needed a clinically oriented book that surveys normal development in both childhood and adulthood. This book should be particularly helpful to all mental health professionals whose daily work requires a constant awareness and appraisal of devel opmental issues. Dr. Colarusso has integrated and summarized a tremen dous amount of theoretical, empirical, and clinical material in a format that makes it come alive through clinical examples. This book should be of great interest to all students of human behav ior as well as to seasoned clinicians. SHERWYN M. WOODS, M. D. , PH. D. vii Preface Each year as I gave a lecture series on child and adult development to the adult and child psychiatric residents at the University of California at San Diego, someone inevitably would ask, "Is there a book that I could understand that has all of this information in it?" I would reply that I did not know of any single source, but I could refer the person to many articles and books on development.

The Sage Handbook Of Early Childhood Literacy

Author: Joanne Larson
Publisher: SAGE
ISBN: 1446265919
Size: 25.67 MB
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This new edition of the much-loved Handbook of Early Childhood Literacy has been revised and updated to retain its cutting-edge focus on emergent and important areas of research. This comprehensive work guides the reader through current social, cultural and historical analysis on a global scale. The new edition contains a greater range of methodologies, and chapters on: - space and literacy - disabilities and early childhood literacy - digital literacies - indigenous literacy - play and literacy - policy In the Handbook, readers will find coverage of all the key topics in early childhood literacy. The exceptional list of contributors offers in-depth expertise in their respective areas of knowledge. The Handbook is essential for Undergraduate students; Masters students; PhD students; CPD students; researchers, and literacy-centre personel. 'The second edition of this internationally respected and widely used text encompases a myriad of new issues and insights, both through new contributions and thoughtfully revised chapters which raise fresh questions and challenges for research and practice. In pushing the boundaries still further, the handbook retains its rightful place at the forefront of research into early childhood literacy practice in the 21st century' -Professor Teresa Cremin, Open University UK 'This handbook provides in-depth knowledge of insights and theories about the dynamic process of how children come to know literacy as thinking humans in social and cultural spaces. There is a rich array of research perspectives of children's meaning-making through family and digital liteacies, play and literacy, and in-school and out-of-school literacy experiences' - Yetta Goodman, Regents Professor, University of Arizona

Exploring Your Role

Author: Mary Renck Jalongo
Publisher: Prentice Hall
ISBN:
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This book frames content in a way that defines the “what, why, and how†of becoming an early childhood educator. It prepares readers for the variety of roles (advocate, facilitator, planner, mediator, etc.) they must assume in working with children, parents, colleagues, principals, administrators, and the community at large. Its innovative coverage focuses on helping readers fulfill these roles in a caring, competent, knowledgeable manner, through case studies and numerous opportunities for reflection.Organized around the twelve essential roles and responsibilities of effective early childhood educators as delineated by the NAEYC Guidelines for Preparation of Early Childhood Professionals (2000),coverage includes demographic changes in families, advances in psychology, political influences, cultural diversity, and issues of inclusion.For future teachers of children from birth to age 8.