Teaching and Learning Communication, Language and Literacy

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SAGE, Mar 1, 2007 - Education - 232 pages
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Teaching and Learning Communication, Language and Literacy is a comprehensive guide to the teaching and learning of communication, language and literacy in the foundation stage (3-5 years). It draws on research findings and good practice to provide practical guidance about working with young children in nursery and reception classes.

The book examines how young children develop as learners and users of language and literacy and the contribution that home and school make to their learning. It locates learning in a play based curriculum and provides a rationale for making play both a context and a resource for learning. It also takes account of recent policy initiatives such as the Curriculum Guidance for the Foundation Stage, the organization for literacy in reception classes and the foundation stage assessment profile. Throughout the book a distinction is made between the organization and activities that are appropriate to nursery and reception children.

The book contains practical suggestions about activities and resources including ways of working with environmental print and found texts, ICT, TV and video as well as books. The role of adults in supporting and extending learning is considered in detail.


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Page 1 - Stage curriculum for three- to fiveyear-olds which is set down in terms of six areas of learning: personal, social and emotional development; communication, language and literacy; mathematical development; knowledge and understanding of the world; physical development and creative development. There are six early learning 'goals' that describe in detail what children might be expected to achieve in each of these areas by the end of the Foundation Stage when they will be five or six years old.

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Ann Browne is teaching fellow at the University of East Anglia and a consultant

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