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Handbook of Early Literacy Research, Volume 1 - David K. Dickinson

Handbook of Early Literacy Research, Volume 1

By: David K. Dickinson (Editor), Susan B. Neuman (Editor)

Paperback Published: 7th April 2003
ISBN: 9781572308954
Number Of Pages: 494
For Ages: 5 - 7 years old

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The field of early literacy has seen significant advances in theory, research and practice. This volume brings together leading authorities to report on current findings, integrate insights from different disciplinary perspectives and explore ways to provide children with the strongest possible literacy foundations in the first six years of life. The book addresses broad questions about the nature of emergent literacy, summarizing current knowledge on cognitive pathways, biological underpinnings and the importance of cultural contexts. It also examines various strands of knowledge and skills that emerge as children become literate, as well as the role played by experiences with peers and families. Particular attention is devoted to the challenges involved in making schools work for all children, including members of linguistic and ethnic minority groups and children living in poverty. Finally, approaches to instruction, assessment and early intervention are described, and up-to-date research on their effectiveness is presented.

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"Neuman and Dickinson have created nothing short of a tour de force. This new Handbook will be essential reading for anyone interested in the topic--and, these days, who is not? Early literacy development is among the most complex current issues facing children, families, early care and education providers, school personnel, researchers, and policy makers. Containing chapters by the leading developmentalists and literacy experts in the nation, the Handbook provides the reader with diverse perspectives, salient analyses, intellectual energy, and simply outstanding scholarship. It is a joy to read and will well earn its place in the annals of scholarship." --Sharon L. Kagan, EdD, Professor of Early Childhood and Family Policy, Teachers College, Columbia University; Immediate Past President, National Association for the Education of Young Children

"This volume both celebrates and reports on the vast amount of knowledge gained in emerging and early literacy over the last two to three decades. It encompasses the wide array of perspectives that characterize the current information explosion. Importantly, it also offers guidance for continuing to develop a more sophisticated understanding of such issues as the culturally situated, multiple literacies that are both local and global realities. All of us--educators, researchers, and other students of literacy--need this book." --Anne van Kleeck, PhD, Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders, University of Georgia

"With the recent federal focus on early prevention of reading impairments, this handbook provides practitioners and educators with the information needed to provide scientifically based, theory-guided assessment and instructional services to children who are typically developing or at risk for literacy difficulties. Neuman and Dickinson have gathered together an impressive cadre of scientists and educators who inform readers about early literacy research and its application for the home and the classroom. All professionals who work with young children, including general and special educators and speech-language pathologists, should consider this volume a `must-have' for their professional library."--Kenn Apel, PhD, CCC-SLP, Department of Communicative Disorders and Sciences, Wichita State University

Ways of Conceptualizing Early Literacy Development
Introductionp. 3
Emergent Literacy: Development from Prereaders to Readersp. 11
A Sociocultural Perspective on Early Literacy Developmentp. 30
Literacy and Oral Language: Implications for Early Literacy Acquisitionp. 43
Some Theoretical and Methodological Considerations in Studying Literacy in Social Contextp. 54
Alphabetic Anxiety and Explicit, Systematic Phonics Instruction: A Cognitive Science Perspectivep. 66
Brains, Genes, and Environment in Reading Developmentp. 81
Strands of Early Literacy Development
Connecting Early Language and Literacy to Later Reading (Dis)abilities: Evidence, Theory, and Practicep. 97
Early Phonological Development and the Acquisition of Literacyp. 111
Writing and Children's Symbolic Repertoires: Development Unhingedp. 126
Invented Spelling, Phonemic Awareness, and Reading and Writing Instructionp. 142
Home and Community Influences
Young Bilingual Children and Early Literacy Developmentp. 159
Joint Caregiver-Child Storybook Reading: A Route to Literacy Developmentp. 179
Early Language and Literacy Skills in Low-Income African American and Hispanic Childrenp. 192
Making Schools Work for Low-Income Families in the 21st Centuryp. 211
The Complex Interplay between Biology and Environment: Otitis Media and Mediating Effects on Early Literacy Developmentp. 232
Schooling Influences: the Preschool Years
Early Literacy and Developmentally Appropriate Practice: Rethinking the Paradigmp. 245
The Nature and Impact of Early Childhood Care Environments on the Language and Early Literacy Development of Children from Low-Income Familiesp. 263
Environment and Its Influences for Early Literacy Teaching and Learningp. 281
Instructional Materials and Classroom Practices
Emergent Literacy Skills, Early Instruction, and Individual Differences as Determinants of Difficulties in Learning to Read: The Case for Early Interventionp. 295
Early Intervention for African American Children Considered to Be at Riskp. 322
Teaching Phonics and Phonological Awarenessp. 333
Literature-Based Instruction in the Early Yearsp. 348
The Texts of Beginning Reading Instructionp. 361
Early Literacy Development: The Case for "Informed Assessment"p. 377
Assessing the Literacy of Young Children: The Case for Multiple Forms of Evidencep. 390
Special Intervention Efforts
Preschool Education for Economically Disadvantaged Children: Effects on Reading Achievement and Related Outcomesp. 421
Intergenerational Family Literacy: Concepts, Research, and Practicep. 444
The Complex World of One-on-One Tutoringp. 459
Title 1 and Special Education: Support for Children Who Struggle to Learn to Readp. 471
Indexp. 485
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ISBN: 9781572308954
ISBN-10: 1572308958
Audience: Professional
For Ages: 5 - 7 years old
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 494
Published: 7th April 2003
Publisher: Guilford Publications
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 25.4 x 17.8  x 2.54
Weight (kg): 0.85