Early Childhood Language Arts

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  • Edition: 5th
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 5/4/2010
  • Publisher: Pearson
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Early Childhood Language Arts, Fifth Edition,offers a more comprehensive look at early childhood literacy education than any other text, integrating the language arts - listening, speaking, reading, and writing In response to the call for evidence-based reading instruction, the Fifth Edition includes research-based teaching strategies and information on brain research, bilingual education, technology, and the mediars"s influences on young children. The text provides instructors with a synthesis of the information on language arts gleaned from research on emergent literacy, early childhood education, and special education. It also underscores what is being emphasized in early childhood teacher accreditation programsnamely, responding to the increasingly diverse needs of young language learners in inclusive settings, working with parents and families, and collaborating with professionals in other fields. In addition, the text now has more in-depth coverage of childrenrs"s literature, diverse language learners, and pedagogy in the language arts through the three chapter features:Links with Literature,English Language Learners (ELLs), andHow do Ihellip;?

Author Biography

Mary Renck Jalongo is a professor at Indiana University of Pennsylvania where she earned the university-wide outstanding professor award and coordinates the Doctoral Program in Curriculum and Instruction.  She has published more than 25 books including:  Creative Thinking and Arts-Based Learning (4th ed., Merrill/Prentice Hall), Exploring Your Role:  An Introduction to Early Childhood Education (3rd ed., Merrill/Prentice Hall), Major Trends and Issues in Early Childhood Education (2nd ed., Teachers College Press), and two NAEYC publications (Learning to Listen, Listening to Learn and Young Children and Picture Books).  Dr. Jalongo has earned seven national awards for writing, including two Position Papers for the Association for Childhood Education International. She has been the editor of Early Childhood Education Journal since 1995 and has made presentations on various aspects of early childhood education throughout the world.

Table of Contents

PART ONE • Language Learning in Context


Chapter 1  Appreciating Diversity and Educating the Young English Language Learners

Chapter 2   Optimizing Every Child’s Language Growth through Family Literacy          


PART TWO • Oral Language


Chapter 3  Understanding Language Development in Early Childhood  
Chapter 4  Helping Young Children Become Better Listeners      
Chapter 5   Supporting the Speaking Abilities of the Very Young 
Chapter 6  Using Narrative and Expository Texts to Foster Growth in Literacy 

PART THREE • Literacy with Print


Chapter 7   Fostering Growth in Emergent Literacy 
Chapter 8    Supporting Early and Independent Reading  

Chapter 9   Leading Young Children to Literature

PART FOUR • Written Language and Symbol Systems


Chapter 10  Drawing and Writing to Communicate  
Chapter 11  Understanding Media Influences and Applying Technology

PART FIVE • The Teacher of Language Arts


Chapter 12  Designing and Managing a Language Arts Program 

Chapter 13  Documenting Children’s Progress in the Language Arts

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