Early Childhood Experiences in Language Arts: Early Literacy

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Cengage Learning, Jan 9, 2009 - Family & Relationships - 672 pages
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EARLY CHILDHOOD EXPERIENCE IN LANGUAGE ARTS: EARLY LITERACY, Ninth Edition encourages reflective thinking, allows practice of skills, and inspires the collection of ideas for future use. Now in its ninth edition, the text offers many features that will provide students with valuable information they can take directly into a teaching practice: the most current national legislative efforts, as well as attention to public concern and interest in young children’s language and foundational literacy skills. It also thoroughly addresses the interrelatedness of listening, speaking, reading, writing, and viewing language arts areas. Students will learn specific activities that include stories, poems, finger plays, and puppetry that they can utilize in a classroom setting. They also will learn curriculum for infants, toddlers, and preschoolers, with the theory followed up by how-to suggestions. Cultural diversity is addressed, as well as program-planning ideas for English language learners and children with special needs. Activity sections and the companion website encourage discussion and research.
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Jeanne M. Machado's experience in the early childhood education field has included full-time assignment as a community college instructor and department chairperson. Her duties included supervision of early childhood education students at two on-campus laboratory child development centers at San Jose City College and Evergreen Valley College, as well as child centers in the local community. Her teaching responsibilities encompassed early childhood education, child development, and parenting courses. She received her Master's Degree from San Jose State University and her community college life credential with coursework from the University of California at Berkeley. Her experience includes working as an elementary school teacher, preschool owner/director, work experience instructor/advisor, early childhood and family studies community college and university instructor, and an education consultant in public, private, and parent cooperative programs. Ms. Machado is an active participant in several professional organizations concerned with the education and well being of young children and their families. She is a past president of California Community College Early Childhood Educators and the Peninsula Chapter of the California Association for the Education of Young Children. In addition to EARLY CHILDHOOD EXPERIENCES IN LANGUAGE ARTS, she co-authored (with Dr. Helen Meyer-Botnarescue) STUDENT TEACHING: EARLY CHILDHOOD PRACTICUM GUIDE, 7th Edition (2011); and (with Romana Reynolds) EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES IN EDUCATION: HOW TO SECURE YOUR CAREER (2006).

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