Early Childhood Experiences in Language Arts, 7E

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  • Edition: 7th
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2002-06-04
  • Publisher: Wadsworth Publishing
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Early Childhood Experiences in Language Arts: Emerging Literacy is a must-have resource on language arts instruction for young children. Combining current research and appropriate early childhood practices, it fosters an understanding of how techniques and planned programs affect children's language development. Rich in examples and activities, no teacher, child care provider, or parent should be without this invaluable resource.

Table of Contents

To The Student
Chapter 1 Beginnings of Communication
Chapter 2 The Tasks of the Toddler
Chapter 3 Preschool Years
Chapter 4 Growth Systems Affecting Early Language Ability
Section Two: Developing Language Arts Programs
Chapter 5 Understanding Differences
Chapter 6 Achieving Language and Literacy Goals Through Programming
Chapter 7 Promoting Language and Literacy
Section 3: Listening – Literate Beginnings
Chapter 8 Developing Listening Skills
Section Four: Introducing Literature
Chapter 9 Children and Books
Chapter 10 Storytelling
Chapter 11 Poetry
Chapter 12 Flannel (Felt) Boards and Activity Sets
Section Five: Speech Growth – Conversation, Expression, and Dramatization
Chapter 13 Realizing Speaking Goals
Chapter 14 Group Times
Chapter 15 Puppetry and Beginning Drama Experiences
Section Six: Writing – Print Awareness and Use
Chapter 16 Print – Early Knowledge and Emerging Interest
Section Seven: Reading – A Language Art
Chapter 17 Reading and Preschoolers
Section Eight: Settings Promoting Literacy – At School and Home
Chapter 18 Developing a Literacy Environment
Chapter 19 The Parent-Center Partnership

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