Early Literacy Fundamentals

A Balanced Approach to Language, Listening, and Literacy Skills, Ages 3 to 6

This comprehensive resource offers powerful activities to develop the skills, concepts, and knowledge underpinning early literacy. It builds on the personal, social, emotional, creative, and physical development skills that are a traditional part of early childhood programs.

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Early Literacy Fundamentals offers powerful activities to develop the skills, concepts, and knowledge underpinning early literacy. It builds on the personal, social, emotional, creative, and physical development skills that are a traditional part of early childhood programs.

Based on the latest research, the book recognizes that oral language is the bedrock upon which formal learning is based and that literacy:

  • begins at birth and is part of an ongoing developmenta...read more

About the Author(s)

A former primary teacher and principal, Sue Palmer has written more than two hundred books on all aspects of literacy. She writes regularly in newspapers and magazines, provides inservice courses in schools and universities, and is a consultant with UK publishers, educators, and the BBC.

Following an extensive career as an early years teacher, Ros Bayley is now a consultant, trainer, and storyteller. She shares her approach to story, puppetry, music, dance, and dramatic play with practitioners in the English-speaking world and has written a wide range of resources for teachers of the early years.

Table of Contents

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Introduction
1. Learning to Listen
2. Time to Talk
3. Music, Movement, and Memory
4. Storytime
5. Learning About Print
6. Tuning into Sound
7. Moving into Writing
8. Switching on the Searchlights
Appendices
Recommended Resources
Index

Product Details

Grade Range: K-1
Media: 128 pp/paper
Year: 2004
Item No: 8184
ISBN: 978-155138-184-8

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