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Early 3 Rs : How To Lead Beginners Into Reading, Writing, and Arithme-talk - Lee Mountain

Early 3 Rs

How To Lead Beginners Into Reading, Writing, and Arithme-talk

Paperback Published: 13th December 1999
ISBN: 9780805834000
Number Of Pages: 184

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This practical, reader-friendly textbook for preservice and in-service early childhood education and early literacy courses provides "how-to-do-it" instructions for promoting emergent literacy in reading, writing, and arithmetic from preschool into the primary grades. Early 3 Rs answers the question: "What can I SAY and DO to give each child the best possible start on the 3 Rs?"

With the strategies and materials in this book, a teacher can give personalized direct instruction in the 3 Rs to a beginner, in just a few minutes a day. The early chapters tell how to prepare a young child for reading, writing, and arithmetic. Subsequent chapters show how to give a beginner an early start on learning the 3 Rs. All strategies begin with the oral approach (from phonemic awareness to "arithme-talk") and then progress to print that is personally meaningful to a young child. Early 3 Rs:
* Includes arithmetic as a component of early literacy.
* Gives developmentally appropriate methods for direct teaching of the 3 Rs.
* Provides scripts of what the teacher can say to promote early learning.
* Helps education students in field-based classes offer personalized instruction.

Early 3 Rs is written to be very reader friendly: the approach is intentionally eclectic; the writing deliberately avoids heavy theory; the goal is to provide an easy-to-use, highly practical and accessible guide for those who work in early childhood education settings.

Prefacep. xi
How to Foster Growth Toward Reading Writing, and Arithmeticp. 1
Preview of Unit IFostering Growth Toward the 3 Rsp. 3
Immerse Children in The Oral Language of the 3 Rsp. 7
Speak Arithme-Talk To Develop Conceptsp. 12
Read Aloud to Them With Participation Extrasp. 19
Get Them Ready For Phonics--Orallyp. 26
Surround Them With Written Language And Talk About Printp. 32
Demonstrate Writing And Talk About Whatever They Writep. 40
Seize the Teachable Momentp. 44
Summary of Unit Ip. 48
How to Help Early Learners Take Their First Steps Into the 3 Rsp. 51
Preview of Unit Ii: Help With the First Stepsp. 53
Teach Each Beginning Reader Four Wordsp. 58
Help Each Child Write A Personalized Storybookp. 65
Connect Familiar Initial Letters with Their Soundsp. 70
Make a Personalized""""1, 2,3"""" Book with Each Early Learnerp. 76
Introduce More Numbers Words, and Personalized Booksp. 80
Use Child-Selected Words for Teaching More Phonicsp. 86
Summary of Unit IIp. 90
How to Expand and Vary Strategies for Early Teaching of the 3 Rsp. 93
Preview of Unit Iii Expand Strategies For Early Teachingp. 95
Use Software And Equipment to Enrich Your Teachingp. 99
Move Toward Math Through Children's Booksp. 105
Start a Word Wall of Pupils'Names in Alphabetical Orderp. 109
Go Beyond Concrete Nouns And Action Verbsp. 113
Teach the Whole Alphabet For Reading, Writing And Phonicsp. 117
Stimulate New Areas Of Language Developmentp. 124
Summary of Unit IIIp. 129
How to Smooth The Transition into 3 Rs In the Primary Gradesp. 131
Preview of Unit Iv Move Smoothly Into The Primary Gradesp. 133
Strengthen When And Where Concepts As Background for Printp. 136
Play Games That Require Early Arithmeticp. 141
Model on Pattern Books Using Phonics for Writing And Readingp. 144
Present High-Frequency Words in Age-Appropriate Waysp. 149
Use the Library to Extend Reading, Writing And Arithmeticp. 153
Summary of Unit IVp. 156
Epiloguep. 158
For Further Readingp. 159
Indexp. 161
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ISBN: 9780805834000
ISBN-10: 0805834001
Audience: Professional
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 184
Published: 13th December 1999
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 22.86 x 15.24  x 0.97
Weight (kg): 0.25
Edition Number: 1