Teaching Early Literacy

Teaching Early Literacy

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Grounded in cutting-edge theory and research about literacy development, this book is filled with practical assessment and instructional ideas for teachers of pre-K through grade 3. Engaging vignettes show how everyday conversations and activities offer rich opportunities both for evaluating children's current level of knowledge and for helping them progress toward more sophisticated and rewarding interactions with reading and writing. Throughout, the book highlights ways to work effectively with English language learners and their families, a theme that is the exclusive focus of two chapters. Other timely topics covered include creative uses of technology and ways to incorporate popular culture into the classroom. Over two dozen reproducible assessment tools and handouts enhance the utility of this volume as an instructional resource, professional development tool, or graduate-level text.Repeated Reading or Rereading of the Same Text The strategy of repeated reading is best used with students who decode accurately, but read at a very slow rate. ... narrative, poetry, or informational text to serve as a script for a Readersa#39; Theatre presentation (Allington, 2001; Hoyt, 2000). ... The second method is for students to develop the scripts themselves from material that they are reading, so thatanbsp;...


Title:Teaching Early Literacy
Author: Diane M. Barone, Marla H. Mallette, Shelley Hong Xu
Publisher:Guilford Press - 2005
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