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ISBN-10 0133563901ISBN-13 9780133563900
ISBN-10 0133563308ISBN-13 9780133563306
Author(s): Janice J. Beaty; Linda Pratt
Publisher: Pearson
Copyright year: © 2015 Pages: 336

How literacy develops in young children—and how teachers can encourage the natural emergence of early reading and writing.

Thoroughly updated with the most current research on young children’s literacy acquisition, and filled with practical instructional methods that pre- and in-service teachers can apply in the classroom, Early Literacy in Preschool and Kindergarten, 4/e examines literacy development in young children, and outlines how teachers can encourage the natural emergence of early reading and writing. With a particular emphasis on multicultural children’s literature, including detailed descriptions of over 200 multicultural children’s books, the text details preschool children’s emergence into literacy through student-centered, teacher-provided activities, and goes on to cover children’s literature acquisition through conventional, teacher-initiated activities in kindergarten. The book is packed with practical ideas and strategies for using music and art as natural languages, strengthening children’s writing muscles, and developing visual representational skills for reading through drawing.

Readers get up-to-date information on:

  • How preschool children’s reading and writing skills emerge

  • Incorporating multicultural literature into the classroom

  • New technology appropriate for preschool programs