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Literacy Development in Early Childhood Reflective Teaching for Birth to Age Eight

ISBN-10: 0131721445
ISBN-13: 9780131721449
Edition: 2008
Authors: Beverly W. Otto
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Description: This text was designed to provide early childhood teachers with foundational knowledge of how children develop literacy beginning in infancy and continuing through age 8. With an emphasis on the role of oral language in the development of literacy,  More...

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Book details

List price: $118.60
Copyright year: 2008
Publisher: Prentice Hall PTR
Publication date: 7/19/2007
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 384
Size: 8.00" wide x 10.00" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 2.750
Language: English

This text was designed to provide early childhood teachers with foundational knowledge of how children develop literacy beginning in infancy and continuing through age 8. With an emphasis on the role of oral language in the development of literacy, this text provides clear connections between theoretical perspectives, emergent literacy research, and reflective, developmentally appropriate practice. Information on home-school connections, working with English language learners, and ways of observing and assessing children's developing literacy knowledge is embedded throughout the text. Throughout the text, classroom-based examples and scenarios are provided as a way of examining, discussing and evaluating the ways in which teachers can mediate children's transactions with literacy.

Beverly Otto, Ph.D.,an early childhood educator for over 25 years, is a professor in the Teacher Education Department at Northeastern Illinois University.nbsp; She earned her doctorate at Northwestern University in Teaching and Learning Processes with a focus on emergent literacy.nbsp; Dr. Otto teaches courses in language and literacy development for preservice and in-service teachers, along with research for classroom teachers. She also serves as advisor for the MAT: Language Arts-Elementary Education and MSI: Language Arts-Elementary programs.nbsp; Her major professional goal is preparing teachers to support childrenrsquo;s life-long learning through language and literacy development. Dr. Otto has also served as department chair as well as associate dean in the College of Education. nbsp; nbsp;nbsp;nbsp;nbsp; Dr. Otto is the author ofLiteracy Development in Early Childhood: Reflective Teaching for Birth to Age Eight,(copy; 2008 Pearson)and has also authored articles published in international, national and state professional journals.nbsp; Her field-based research on emergent literacy has been presented at international, national, state, and local conferences. She has served as a consultant to early childhood centers, school districts, as well as the Illinois State Board of Education.

Literacy Development in Early Childhood
Literacy and Learning
Theoretical Perspectives of Literacy Development
Language Development
Signs of Emergent Literacy Among Infants and Toddlers: Observation and Exploration
Enhancing Emergent Literacy Among Infants and Toddlers
Signs of Emergent Literacy Among Preschoolers
Enhancing Emergent Literacy Among Preschoolers
Emergent Literacy Among Kindergartners:Signs, Standards, and Assessment
Enhancing Emergent Literacy and Beginning Reading Among Kindergartners
Literacy Instruction in First Grade: Becoming an Independent Reader
Literacy Instruction in Second and Third Grade: Transitioning to Fluent Reading and Writing
Glossary
Appendices
References
Index

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