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Language Arts in Early Education

ISBN-10: 0766804658

ISBN-13: 9780766804654

Edition: 1st 2000

Authors: Jayne Sowers, Tammy Race-Holmes

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Description:

This comprehensive language arts text offers sound information, activities and resources for students studying early childhood education. It discusses young children with special needs, including the child who is disabled, the child who is learning English as an additional language, and the child from an impoverished environment. Information is presented to enhance developmental success in the four areas of the children's academic future: speaking, listening, reading and writing. Integrated throughout the text is information about the circumstances of the lives of children with special needs, activities to help the new teacher with classroom and home ideas, as well as an assessment of these activities.
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Book details

List price: $206.95
Edition: 1st
Copyright year: 2000
Publisher: Delmar Cengage Learning
Publication date: 3/13/2000
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 468
Size: 8.00" wide x 9.00" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 1.694
Language: English

Preface
The Gift of Learning
Young Children and the Language Arts
How Do Young Children Learn?
Who Are "Young" Children?
What Do Young Children Do?
Young Children With Unique Needs
Chapter Summary
The Miracle of Language
Introduction
How Do Young Children Learn to Comprehend and Speak a Language?
How Do Children Learn Another Language?
In What Order Do Children Acquire Their First Language?
In What Order Do Children Learn an Additional Language?
Language Development for Children with Unique Needs
Chapter Summary
Building upon the Miracle of Language
Introduction
Infants: Establishing Listening and Speaking Development
Toddlers: Encouraging Listening and Speaking Development
Preschoolers: Extending Listening and Speaking Development
Kindergarten: Solidifying Listening and Speaking Development
Chapter Summary
The Wonder of Reading: Early Reading Development
Introduction
Emergent Reading
Influences on Emergent Reading
Establishing an Emergent Reading Environment
Emergent Reading Development of Children with Unique Needs
A Developmentally Appropriate Emergent Reading Environment
Chapter Summary
Building upon the Wonder of Reading
Becoming "Ready to Read": How Does It All Begin?
Frameworks for the Teaching of Reading
Instructional Approaches and Materials
An Intervention Strategy: Reading Recovery
Determining What Is Working: Assessing Children's Reading
Young Readers with Unique Needs: Delayed Language as the Culprit
Chapter Summary
The Magic of Writing
Introduction
Emergent Writing
Influences on Emergent Writing: Children with Unique Needs
Establishing an Emergent Writing Environment
Chapter Summary
Building upon the Magic of Writing
Introduction
Formal Writing
Development of Formal Writing
The Teaching of Writing
The Teaching of Handwriting
Assessing Young Writers' Work
Chapter Summary
Putting It All Together: Curricula, Setting, Assessment
Introduction
Putting It All Together: The Curriculum
Putting It All Together: The Setting
Putting It All Together: The Assessment
Chapter Summary
Appendices
Glossary
Index