Early Childhood Experiences in Language Arts

Early Childhood Experiences in Language Arts

Early Literacy

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Cengage Learning
EARLY CHILDHOOD EXPERIENCE IN THE LANGUAGE ARTS: EARLY LITERACY, Tenth Edition helps readers become knowledgeable companions to young children as they explore and share literature and language experiences through interesting, developmentally appropriate activities. To achieve this goal, this contemporary reference encourages reflective thinking, allows for practice of skills, and inspires the collection of ideas for future use. It thoroughly explores the primary interrelated areas of language arts--listening, speaking, reading, and writing--as well as the closely tied area of visual literacy, which is increasingly important given children's frequent interactions with visual technology. While painting a comprehensive picture of the most important aspects of teaching early literacy, the book also incorporates valuable information that teachers can take directly into practice. Readers learn classroom activities involving stories, poems, finger plays, and puppetry. They also learn curriculum for infants, toddlers, and preschoolers, with discussions of theory illuminated by practical how-to suggestions. Cultural diversity is addressed, as are program-planning ideas for English language learners and special-needs children.

Book News
Machado (early childhood education, child development, and parenting, San Jose City College) offers a teacher-training textbook which shows those working in early childhood education how to provide a program of speaking, listening, writing, and reading, as well as visual literacy, activities. She explains language acquisition, young children's early communicative capacities, and growth and age-level milestones, and techniques to promote self-esteem and potential; working with second-language learners and children with special needs; developing language arts programs based on identified goals, as well as assessment strategies; teaching children's literature; storytelling, poetry, and flannel board activities; promotion of oral expression and dramatic play; group experiences; puppetry and drama; print knowledge; reading instruction; the classroom environment; and partnering with families. This edition has a new focus on National Association for the Education of Young Children Early Childhood Program Standards and Accreditation Criteria, its Developmentally Appropriate Practice in Early Childhood Programs: Serving Children From Birth Through Age 8, and the International Reading Association's Standards for Reading Professionals. It includes new video activity boxes with recommended videos accessible on the companion website, more emphasis on brain-based learning practices and attention to children's oral language experience, and new description of teacher interaction behaviors in the discussion of children's comprehension of storybook read-alouds and the promotion of analytical thinking while enjoying literature. Annotation ©2012 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Publisher: Belmont, CA : Wadsworth, c2013
Edition: 10th ed
ISBN: 9781111832612
Characteristics: xvii, 603 p. : ill. (some col.) ; 26 cm


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