The Cornerstones to Early Literacy

Childhood Experiences That Promote Learning in Reading, Writing, and Oral Language

How can we build a strong literacy foundation for children? This book appreciates that learning and language development start with the play episodes, oral language practices, wordplay activities, print encounters, reading events, and writing experiences that children engage in during the early years of life.

Filled with rich language activities, The Cornerstones to Early Literacy shows teachers how to create active learning experiences that are essential to building early literacy. This comprehensive handbook is organized around the following topics:

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How can we build a strong literacy foundation for children? This book appreciates that learning and language development start with the play episodes, oral language practices, wordplay activities, print encounters, reading events, and writing experiences that children engage in during the early years of life.

Filled with rich language activities, The Cornerstones to Early Literacy shows teachers how to create active learning experiences that are essential to building early lit...read more

About the Author(s)

For the past eight years, Katherine has worked as a program consultant and author of curriculum and assessment materials for school boards and publishers.

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Introduction
1. Play Experiences

2. Oral Language Opportunities—Children's Talk
3. Language Awareness and Word Play
4. Print Encounters
5. Reading Events
6. Writing Experiences
7. Other Pathways to Literacy
Appendix—Language Cueing Systems
References
Acknowledgements
Index

Product Details

Grade Range: K-6
Media: 168 pp/paper
Year: 2010
Item No: 8257Item No: 8789Item No: B257
ISBN: 978-155138-257-9ISBN: 978-1-55138-789-5ISBN: 978-15513B-257-9

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