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Language, Literacy and Early Childhood Education - Janet Fellowes

Language, Literacy and Early Childhood Education

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Language, Literacy and Early Childhood Education helps students to understand the nature of oral language, reading and writing, providing the essential knowledge needed to guide the language development and learning needs of young children. The book ensures that students have the theoretical framework before they enter the classroom but balances it with the practical knowledge required to tackle the subject with confidence. It looks in depth at the practical strategies and activities for each of the early childhood learning contexts and maintains an accessible approach by using illustrations, charts and tables to summarise key points.

"Language, Literacy and Early Childhood Education is a valuable text, of benefit to both pre-service teachers and to early childhood practitioners in under-five settings adn for educators in the first years of school. It is contemporary in its approach and very practical in it's orientation, while the ideas suggested for the support of young children's developing language and literacy competency are grounded in established theoretical perspectives and solid research. This book is an excellent resource and I applaud the authors for thier work." Journal of Early Childhood Literacy, 2013

PART 1: YOUNG CHILDREN AND LANGUAGE 1. Understanding Oral Language 2. Theories and Phases of Oral Language Development 3. Early Childhood Settings and Oral Language Learning and Development 4. Key Early Childhood Learning Contexts and Oral Language 5. Learning Experiences and Activities for Speaking and Listening 6. Language, Thinking and Learning 7. Assessment: Speaking and Listening   PART 2: UNDERSTANDING LITERACY: READING & WRITING 8. Understanding Literacy: Definitions and Theoretical Perspectives 9. Understanding Reading 10. Phonological Awareness, Graphophonic Relationships and Sight Words 11. Strategies for Teaching Reading 12. Vocabulary for Reading and Writing 13. Reading for Comprehension 14. Developing Reading Fluency   PART 3: LEARNING TO WRITE 15. Introduction to Writing 16. Writing Purpose and Text Organisation 17. The Writing Conventions: Grammar and Punctuation 18. Spelling and Handwriting 19. Key Strategies for Teaching Writing  20. Writing Experiences and Activities 21. Writing: Assessment and Evaluation   PART 4: FRAMING LANGUAGE AND LITERACY LEARNING 22. Children's Literature 23. Visual and Critical literacy 24. Literacy and Information and Communication Technology (ICT) 25. Connecting with Families 26. Planning for Language and Literacy Teaching and Learning

ISBN: 9780195566284
ISBN-10: 0195566289
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 480
Published: 22nd December 2010
Country of Publication: AU
Dimensions (cm): 27.94 x 20.96  x 2.54
Weight (kg): 1.61