Our Daughter Learns to Read and Write: A Case Study from Birth to Three

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International Reading Association, 1984 - Language Arts & Disciplines - 153 pages
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With practical applications for parents and teachers, this book uses diary entries, tape recordings, and videotapes made by the child's mother from a researcher's perspective to chronicle a child's reading and writing development from birth to age three. The introduction provides an overview of how children learn to talk, read, and write; discusses the rationale for a case study; and explains the procedures used. The second section examines studies in the areas of language acquisition, early readers and writers, and drawing as a language art. The third section describes the child's introduction to books, providing examples of her reading behavior at various ages, while the fourth describes the development of her writing and drawing, depicting and analyzing a number of the child's writing and drawing samples. The last section presents a number of researcher-supported ideas on early reading and writing, language learning, and drawing. The book concludes with an extensive bibliography and list of the child's books. Appendixes contain transcripts of early reading interactions between the child and her mother, a list of signs the child read at age 26 months, and a list of her reading selections at age 30 months. (HTH)

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