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Literacy in Early Childhood and Primary Education : Issues, Challenges, Solutions - Claire McLachlan

Literacy in Early Childhood and Primary Education

Issues, Challenges, Solutions

Paperback Published: 4th October 2012
ISBN: 9781107671010
Number Of Pages: 347

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Deakin University - Burwood ECE230: Language and Literacy Development in Early Childhood
Curtin University of Technology EDE332: Early Childhood Literacies

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Literacy in Early Childhood and Primary Education provides a comprehensive introduction to literacy teaching and learning. The book explores the continuum of literacy learning and children's transitions from early childhood settings to junior primary classrooms and then to senior primary and beyond. Reader-friendly and accessible, this book equips pre-service teachers with the theoretical underpinnings and practical strategies to teach literacy. It places the 'reading wars' firmly in the past as it examines contemporary research and practices. The book covers important topics such as assessment, multiliteracies, reading difficulties and diverse classrooms. Each chapter includes learning objectives, reflective questions and definitions of key terms to engage and assist readers. Written by an expert author team and featuring real-world examples from literacy teachers and learners, the book will help pre-service teachers feel confident teaching literacy to diverse age groups and abilities.

Introduction
Literacy Acquisition: The Child, The Family and Diversity in the Modern World
Literacy acquisition in the early years: past, present and future
When should children start learning literacy? Issues about ages and stages
Family literacies and relationships with centres and schools
Multiliteracies: growing the next generation of readers
Diverse classrooms and learning in bilingual and multicultural/multilingual settings: issues, challenges and evidence
Learning about Lteracy in Early Childhood Settings
Early childhood settings: evidence on effective practice and the role of teachers in supporting literacy
'Sound' foundations for learning literacy
Uses of assessment before, during and after transition to school
Literacy Learning in the Primary School
The first year of primary schooling: building on foundations
Establishing a community of readers
The uses of assessment in the junior school years
The reciprocal relationship between reading and writing in the junior and senior school: research on effective practice and the role of the teacher
Literacy Learning in the Senior School
Extending reading and writing in the senior school: moving beyond functionality
Struggling readers: issues and solutions to a problem we have created in schools
Conclusion
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ISBN: 9781107671010
ISBN-10: 1107671019
Audience: Professional
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 347
Published: 4th October 2012
Publisher: CAMBRIDGE UNIV PR
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 24.13 x 17.15  x 1.91
Weight (kg): 0.64

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