Back to skip links

Additional product details

eText: 
ISBN-10 0137052111ISBN-13 9780137052110
Print: 
ISBN-10 0-13-705698-2ISBN-13 978-0-13-705698-9
Author(s): Janice J. Beaty; Linda Pratt
Publisher: Allyn & Bacon
Copyright year: © 2011 Pages: 360
Description

Early Literacy in Preschool and Kindergarten: A Multicultural Perspective is an applied book focusing on how literacy develops in young children and the ways in which teachers can encourage the natural emergence of early reading and writing. It has a special emphasis on multicultural children's literature, including detailed descriptions of over 200 multicultural children's books. Packed with practical supports and strategies for teachers, such as how to set up a literacy-friendly environment; using music and art as natural languages; strengthening finger muscles for writing through 3-D art; developing visual representational skills in drawing, leading to writing; and using early literacy checklists to help understand children's capabilities, it provides many suggestions for using classroom materials and centers to support literacy. This book joins the expertise of a well-known early childhood author with a literacy expert to offer an effective approach for teaching early literacy in preschool, and is a valuable resource for early childhood professionals.

Three Ways to Study
with eTextbooks!

  • Read online from your computer or mobile device.
  • Read offline on select browsers and devices when the internet won't be available.
  • Print pages to fit your needs.

CourseSmart eTextbooks let you study the best way – your way.