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Using Play to Build Literacy Skills in Young Learners

This timely book explores innovative ways teachers can use play-based activities to build a strong literacy foundation for young learners. It shows teachers how to reconcile the early childhood knowledge that children bring to school with the needs of a more formal education experience.

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This timely book explores innovative ways teachers can use play-based activities to build a strong literacy foundation for young learners. It shows teachers how to reconcile the early childhood knowledge that children bring to school with the needs of a more formal education experience.

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About the Author(s)

A practicing school teacher for ten years, Anne Burke is an Assistant Professor of Children's Literature and Early Learning at Memorial University. Anne explores the role of play in children's educational development, family and community literacy, children and youth, digital text making, and the role of media in children's lives.

Table of Contents

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Foreword by David Booth
Chapter 1: Using Play to Build Literacy Foundations
Chapter 2: Learning to Communicate Through Play
Chapter 3: Understanding Print Through Play: Towards Reading and Writing
Chapter 4: Play as a Path to Problem Solving: Mathematics
Chapter 5: Play as a Form of Exploration: Science
Chapter 6: Technology, Computers, and Play
Chapter 7: English Language Learning Through Play
Chapter 8: Building Citizenship Through Child Play
Children's Books for Playful Learning
Annotated Bibliography
References
Acknowledgments
Index

Product Details

Grade Range: K-3
Year: 2009
Item No: 8806
ISBN: 978-1-55138-806-9

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