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Language and Literacy Development in Early Childhood - Robyn Ewing

Language and Literacy Development in Early Childhood

Paperback Published: 2nd June 2016
ISBN: 9781107578623
Number Of Pages: 250

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Flinders University EDUC2421: Literacy & Numeracy B-4
University of Wollongong EYLL102: Language & Literacy in EC

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This book provides pre-service and practising teachers with an integrated approach to language and literacy learning in early childhood. Written by leading academics in the field, it explores how children learn to talk, play using language, become literate and make meaning - from birth through to the pre-school years. Emphasising the importance of imagination and the arts in language learning, this book addresses a wide range of contemporary issues, highlights the impact of diverse socioeconomic, language and cultural backgrounds on young children's language and literacy development, and shows how early childhood teachers can effectively partner with parents and caregivers to help children learn through and about language. Case studies, interviews, reflective questions, clear links to the Early Years Learning Framework and the Australian Curriculum, and a rich array of practical and creative activities for use in early childhood environments help students connect theory and current research to practice.

1. The importance of language in our lives
2. Learning how to mean: exploring the dimensions of early language development
3. Playing with language: imaginative play, language development and technology
4. Talking to learn: listening to young children's language
5. Difference and diversity in language and literacy development
6. Aboriginal perspectives in the early childhood literacy classroom
7. Reading with children: quality literature and language development
8. Supporting the emergent reader
9. Storying and the emergent storyteller and writer
10. Making meaning with image and text in picture books
11. Digital literacies in the lives of young children
12. Language literacy assessment in early childhood contexts and classrooms.

ISBN: 9781107578623
ISBN-10: 1107578620
Audience: Professional
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 250
Published: 2nd June 2016
Publisher: CAMBRIDGE UNIV PR
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 25.4 x 17.15  x 1.27
Weight (kg): 0.43
Edition Number: 1

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Robyn Ewing

About the Author


Robyn Ewing AM is Professor of Teacher Education and the Arts. She teaches in the areas of curriculum, English and drama, language and early literacy development and works with both undergraduate and postgraduate pre-service and inservice teachers. Robyn is passionate about the Arts and education and the role quality arts experiences and processes can and should play in creative pedagogy and transforming the curriculum at all levels of education.

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