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Early Reading First and Beyond : A Guide to Building Early Literacy Skills - Susan E. Israel

Early Reading First and Beyond

A Guide to Building Early Literacy Skills

By: Susan E. Israel (Editor)

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Early Reading First and Beyond helps preschool teachers, literacy coaches, and administrators understand and implement Early Reading First legislative initiatives and enhance the early language and emergent literacy skills of preschool children. The first chapter explains Early Reading First initiatives and current legislation from the U.S. Department of Education and No Child Left Behind. Subsequent chapters provide detailed explanations on each of the essential domains of early literacy development. The text summarizes current research and shows educators how to promote early literacy and pre-reading skills and how to create preschool programs of excellence.

The author discusses the key elements of Early Reading First:

- Partnering with parents

- Designing preschool educational programs of excellence

- Oral language development

- Phonological awareness

- Print awareness

- Alphabetic knowledge

- Developing early metacognitive thinking

PrefaceAcknowledgmentsAbout the Author1. Introduction to Early Reading First Research That Early Childhood Teachers Can Use About Early Reading First Summary2. Oral Language Development: Emerging Vocabulary, Expressive Language, and Listening Comprehension Why Teach Oral Language to Preschool-age Children? Research That Early Childhood Teachers Need to Know About Oral Language Development New Research-Based Practices Early Childhood Teachers Can Use Early Reading First Assessment Tools for Oral Language Development Differentiating for Early Learners With Individual Needs Teaching Tips That Increase Home-School Connections Literacy Treasure Chest Summary3. Alphabetic Knowledge Research That Early Childhood Teachers Need to Know About Alphabetic Knowledge New Research-Based Practices That Early Childhood Teachers Can Use Early Reading First Assessment Tools for Knowledge of Alphabetic Principle Differentiating for Early Learners with Individual Needs Literacy Treasure Chest Summary4. Phonological Awareness: Giving Early Learners an Advantage When Learning to Read, by Kathryn Bauserman Research That Early Childhood Teachers Need to Know About Phonological Awareness New Research-Based Practices That Early Childhood Teachers Can Use Early Reading First Assessment Tools for Phonemic Awareness Differentiating for Early Learners With Individual Needs Teaching Tips That Increase Home-School Connections Literacy Treasure Chest Summary5. Print Awareness, by Cynthia A. Lassonde Research That Early Childhood Teachers Need to Know About Print Awareness New Research-Based Practices That Early Childhood Teachers Can Use Early Reading First Assessment Tools for Print Awareness Differentiating for Learners With Individual Needs Teaching Tips That Increase Home-School Connections Literacy Treasure Chest6. Designing Early Literacy Classrooms of Excellence Research That Early Childhood Teachers Need to Know About Creating Early Childhood Centers of Excellence Research That Early Childhood Teachers Can Use to Create Centers of Excellence How to Get Started With Designing Early Literacy Enviroments of Excellence Resources to Get You Started Parent Tips on Developing Phonemic Awareness at Home Tips on Small Group Dialogue in Early Childhood Classrooms Teaching Tips for Parents as Helping Hands Literacy Treasure Chest SummaryResources A Facilitator's Guide to Planning and Organizing for an Engaging and Motivating Professional Development Day Sample Early Childhood Literacy Needs AssessmentReferencesIndex

ISBN: 9781412951029
ISBN-10: 141295102X
Audience: Professional
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 120
Published: 1st December 2007
Publisher: SAGE Publications Inc
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 27.9 x 21.5  x 0.84
Weight (kg): 0.34