Literacy Development in the Early Years: Helping Children Read and Write (with MyEducationLab)

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  • Edition: 6th
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  • Copyright: 2009-01-01
  • Publisher: Allyn & Bacon
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This book emphasizes both constructivist and explicit strategies for teaching literacy to young children within an integrated language arts approach. #xA0; With a thought-provoking and rich presentation, renowned author Lesley Morrow explores literacy development as an active process between children and adults to create meaning and real purpose. The Sixth Edition presents a theoretical and research-based rationale for its contents, as well as extensive practical applications to help readers grasp the scope and the complexity of early literacy development. #xA0; This Sixth Edition embraces integrated language arts and an interdisciplinary approach to literacy development as it addresses developing writing, reading, and oral language in the home and in school curriculum. The use of expository and narrative selections of children's literature is emphasized, as well as motivating children to become lifelong readers. This edition spends more time with strategies for preschool literacy and skill development in grades Pre-K through three. Both constructivist problem-solving teaching techniques and more explicit systematic instruction are discussed. #xA0; Key to this Sixth edition is the expanded coverage in the assessment chapter of the importance of assessment-guided instruction. In addition, differentiation of instruction has been made a high priority, and much more attention has been paid to dealing with children from diverse backgrounds. There are also more practical examples of how teachers can put strategies into practice than in other editions, especially with the new supplementary perforated pages that can be torn out of the book for actual use with children.

Table of Contents

MorrowForewordp. xi
Prefacep. xiii
Acknowledgmentsp. xvii
Introductionp. 1
Foundations of Early Literacy Development: Surveying the Past to the Presentp. 13
Learning Theories, Research, and Philosophies That Have Shaped Practicesp. 16
Balanced Literacy Instructionp. 28
An Idea from the Classroom: Preschoolers Go Restaurant Hopping (Constructivist Theory)p. 36
An Idea from the Classroom: Learning the Initial ConsonantP(Explicit Instruction)p. 37
Activities and Questionsp. 39
Assessment in Early Literacy: A Guide for Designing Instructionp. 41
Theory and Research on Assessing Early Literacy Developmentp. 43
Portfolio Assessmentp. 51
Standardized Testsp. 53
Standards and Standardized Tests for Reading and Writingp. 56
Stages of Child Developmentp. 60
An Idea from the Classroom: Reviewing What Was Learned Todayp. 65
An Idea from the Classroom: You Write, I Write: Using Interactive Writing as a Means of Authentic Assessmentp. 66
Activities and Questionsp. 67
Literacy and Diversity: Meeting Needs of Children with Special Concernsp. 69
Theory and Research about Literacy and Diversity: Addressing Childrenrsquo;s Individual Needsp. 70
Addressing the Literacy Needs of a Diverse Multicultural Societyp. 71
Cultural Diversityp. 72
Gifted Children, Learning Disability, and Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorderp. 82
Students Who Are at Riskp. 83
Multiple Intelligences and Literacy Developmentp. 84
Children with Physical Impairmentsp. 84
Intervention and Differentiation of Instructionp. 87
Put Yourself in the Place of the Childp. 91
An Idea from the Classroom: Where in the World Are You From?p. 93
An Idea from the Classroom: A Multicultural Bakery in the Dramatic-Play Areap. 94
Activities and Questionsp. 94
Language and Vocabulary Developmentp. 97
Language Development and Readingp. 99
Theory and Research on How Children Acquire Languagep. 100
Hallidayrsquo;s Theory of Language Developmentp. 103
Brain Development and Language and Literacy Development from Birth to Age 3p. 104
Stages in Language Developmentp. 105
Helping English Language Learners in Your Classroomp. 109
Strategies for Language Developmentp. 110
Formats for Promoting Language and Vocabulary Development in the Classroomp. 125
Assessment of Childrenrsquo;s Language Developmentp. 127
An Idea from the Classroom: Using
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