Children Achieving: Best Practices in Early Literacy

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International Reading Association, 1998 - Education - 323 pages
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This book addresses questions of how early literacy instruction can meet children's diverse needs and provide essential skills. The focus is on issues of theory and practice for children ages 2 to 8 in prekindergarten through third grade. Each chapter examines and describes practices surrounding a critical issue in early literacy. Chapters in the book are: (1) "How Can We Enable All Children To Achieve?" (Susan B. Neuman); (2) "What Is Developmentally Appropriate Practice in Early Literacy?: Considering the Alphabet" (Judith A. Schickedanz); (3) "'I No EvrethENGe': What Skills Are Essential in Early Literacy?" (Beth Roberts); (4) "How Do We Teach Literacy to Children Who Are Learning English as a Second Language?" (Diane Barone); (5) "How Do We Provide Inclusive Early Literacy Instruction for Children with Disabilities?" (David A. Koppenhaver, Stephanie A. Spadorcia, and Karen A. Erickson); (6) "How Can We Provide for Culturally Responsive Instruction in Literacy?" (Patricia A. Edwards and Heather M. Pleasants); (7) "How Can We Foster Children's Early Literacy Development through Parent Involvement?" (Peter Hannon); (8) "How Do We Motivate Children toward Independent Reading and Writing?" (Lesley Mandel Morrow and Linda B. Gambrell); (9) "How Do We Teach Literature to Young Children?" (Lea M. McGee); (10) "What Is the Role of Computer-Related Technology in Early Literacy?" (Linda D. Labbo and Gwynne Ellen Ash); (11) "How Do We Foster Young Children's Writing Development?" (Renee M. Casbergue); (12) "How Do We Assess Young Children's Literacy Learning?" (Terry Salinger); and (13) "How Do Practicing Teachers Grow and Learn as Professionals?" (Kathleen A. Roskos and Carol Vukelich). An appendix presents descriptions of more than 150 learning resources for young writers and readers. Each chapter contains references. (EF)

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Susan B. Neuman, Ed.D., is Professor of Educational Studies, School of Education, University of Michigan. Michael L. Kamil, Ph.D., is Professor of Psychological Studies in Education, School of Education, Stanford University.

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