Literacy Development in the Early Years: Helping Children Read and Write

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Allyn and Bacon, 1997 - Education - 418 pages
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A discussion of literacy development from birth to the primary school. The book embraces an integrated language arts perspective and an interdisciplinary approach to literacy development as it addresses developing writing, reading and oral language in the home and at school.

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Contents

Chapter
1
Practices in the Past
8
The Whole Language Movement
14
Copyright

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About the author (1997)

y Diane H. Tracey, EdD, is Professor of Education at Kean University, where she teaches graduate classes to students planning to become reading specialists. She has written widely on topics related to literacy achievement and is an active presenter at national, state, and local conferences. Dr. Tracey currently serves as Secretary of the Literacy Research Association and coeditor of Journal of School Connections. She is a recipient of Kean University's Presidential Scholars Challenge Award. Dr. Tracey is also a literacy coach for New Jersey school districts and a literacy consultant for educational software and publishing companies. y Lesley Mandel Morrow, PhD, holds the rank of Professor II in the Graduate School of Education at Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey. Her research deals with early literacy development and the organization and management of language arts programs. Dr. Morrow has published more than 300 journal articles, chapters, and books. Her work has been recognized with awards including the Outstanding Teacher Educator in Reading Award and the William S. Gray Citation of Merit from the International Reading Association (IRA), and the Oscar S. Causey Award from the Literacy Research Association. Dr. Morrow is past president of the IRA and is a member of the Reading Hall of Fame.

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