Literacy Development in the Early Years Helping Children Read and Write

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  • Edition: 7th
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 4/19/2011
  • Publisher: Pearson
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Literacy Development in the Early Years, by renowned author Lesley Mandel Morrow,is an integrated approach to language arts that gives pre-service and in-service teachers a wealth of valuable information for making children active participants in the process of literacy development. The many ideas are presented through both theoretical and research-based rationales, plus extensive practical applicationsteacher and child dialogues; vignettes; lessons; and model interactions between teachers, children, and parents. A comprehensive, balanced approach to literacy teaching and learning, the book provides a wealth of information on how children learn, coupled with the literacy skills and strategies teachers need to make it all happen.

Author Biography

Lesley Mandel Morrow is Professor of Literacy at Rutgers the State University of New Jersey.

Table of Contents









Chapter 1 Foundations of Early Literacy Development: Surveying the Past to the Present


Chapter 2 Assessment in Early Literacy: A Guide for Designing Instruction


Chapter 3 Literacy and Diversity: Meeting Needs of Children with Special Concerns


Chapter 4 Language and Vocabulary Development


Chapter 5 Strategies to Figure Out Words: Phonological Awareness, Phonemic Awareness, and Phonics


Chapter 6 Developing Comprehension of Text and Concepts about Books


Chapter 7 Writing, Spelling, and Literacy Development


Chapter 8 Motivating Reading and Writing Using Old and New Literacies


Chapter 9 Organizing and Managing the Literacy Program


Chapter 10 Family Literacy Partnerships: Home and School Working Together




APPENDIX A Children’s Literature


APPENDIX B Integrated Language Arts Thematic Unit: Healthy Bodies and Healthy Minds


APPENDIX C Quality Television Programs with Associated Children’s Books


APPENDIX D Technology Resources


APPENDIX E Professional Associations and Related Journals Dealing with Early Literacy


APPENDIX F Suggestions for Instructors




Children’s Literature Bibliography





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