Reviewers Rave About This Book!
"I would purchase this book for all of my intervention team and it would serve as a professional text for team meetings and discussions throughout the school year. It has the potential to support what is going on at the upper grade levels in the area of literacy instruction."
-Felicia Hobbs, Gibbs Magnet School, Arkansas
"The uniquely positive features of this text are its relevancy to preschool and kindergarten classrooms across the country and the ease and style in which it is written."
-Patricia H. Kostell, Educational Consultant, South Carolina
Filled with research-based ideas for creating a supportive climate for young children while engaging them in meaningful and useful instruction, this well illustrated and user-friendly book is just what teachers need to build strong foundations in early literacy.
Take a Peek into the Book:
Anne K. Soderman is Professor of Early Childhood Education at Michigan State University. She has over 25 years of experience and expertise in early literacy. Soderman is active on the international scene, promoting best practice in early childhood curriculum, assessment, and second-language acquisition.
Patricia Farrell is Director of University-Community Partnerships in the Office of University Outreach and Engagement at Michigan State University. As a social worker and administrator in an urban district, she has had extensive experience with school reform efforts. Her current work promotes university-community partnerships to improve children's school readiness through staff development, parent education and community mobilization.
Chapter 1 - INTRODUCTION
Chapter 2 - LEARNING CLIMATES AND ENVIRONMENTS
THAT SUPPORT BEST PRACTICES IN EMERGING LITERACY
Chapter 3 - EMERGING LITERACY COMPONENTS AND TEACHING STRATEGIES
Chapter 4 - THE CHILD'S WORLD OUTSIDE OF THE CLASSROOM:
INVOLVING FAMILIES AS PARTNERS IN THE LITERACY PROCESS
Chapter 5 - USEFUL AND AUTHENTIC ASSESSMENT STRATEGIES