Learning to Read and Write: A Place to Start
This book discusses research on learning to talk, read, and write and explores activities to support the development of these crucial competencies. The book's discussion of research is divided into two chapters: "Supporting Early Literacy: The Preschool Years" and "Supporting Early Literacy: The Primary Years." Following the two chapters on literacy development are profiles of five northwest schools, chosen because they demonstrate innovative and culturally responsive educational practices. Next, a section has materials suitable for handouts in workshops for both parents and teachers. These materials are intended to encourage those involved in designing and implementing literacy strategies and activities to engage in dialogue and reflection, activities essential for learning and teaching for understanding. Contains an approximately 250-item bibliography.
Rebecca Novick. Learning to Read and Write: A Place to Start (1998). Northwest Regional Educational Laboratory: Portland, OR.
Sponsoring Agency: U.S. Department of Education
Reading Level: Average
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This book was written for parents, family members and preschool and elementary teachers to help them design and implement literacy strategies and activities to facilitate children's literacy development. It could also be used with pre-service teachers, paraprofessionals, and those in the fields of ESL, early childhood education, and early intervention. Head Start or preschool directors and principals, librarians and literacy volunteers will also find it very useful. It is very suitable for those at both a beginning and advanced level. It is only available in English and is an excellent resource that could be used with any English-speaking group.[CLAS Field Reviewers]
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