50 Early Childhood Literacy Strategies

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  • Edition: 3rd
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2/24/2012
  • Publisher: Pearson

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For a unique, easy-to-use and easy-to-understand guide to teaching literacy to three-, four-, and five-year-olds-and to meet the state and national mandates-readers can turn to this practical, up-to-date resource. It features 50 ready-to-implement strategies for using picture books and activities to help teach speaking/listening, writing, and reading skills at the early childhood level. 174 top rated picture books have been selected and described or listed within the strategies, making it an ideal resource for students, classroom teachers, and school volunteers alike.

Author Biography

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

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

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