Literacy Development in Early Childhood: Reflective Teaching for Birth to Age Eight by Beverly Otto

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

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

Publisher: Waveland Press, Inc.

ISBN: 1478630205

Author: Beverly Otto


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Written by an author with more than 25 years of experience in the emergent literacy field, this popular text provides a comprehensive overview of literacy development from infancy through the primary grades, emphasizing the role of oral language as a foundation for literacy, home school connections, and cultural influences on literacy development. Chapters follow a logical sequence, from identification of the signs of early literacy behaviors to developmentally appropriate strategies for enhancing those behaviors. Observation and assessment forms for classroom use are integrated throughout. This highly regarded guide helps teachers become thoughtful mediators in children's transactions with literacy.

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Provides teachers with tools for reflective literacy instruction. The text's organization and narrative encourages pre-service teachers to become effective decision makers who select and implement instructional strategies based on their knowledge of individual children's emergent literacy behaviors and needs.

Explores literacy strategies through classroom- and home-based examples and vignettes. Numerous vignettes and examples of teacher child interactions demonstrate literacy scaffolding in an applied and authentic manner.

Supports teachers in multicultural and urban settings. An emphasis on linguistic and cultural diversity including an array of strategies for English language learners provides today's teachers with the knowledge to help all children succeed.

Title of related interest also available from Waveland Press: Farris-Werderich, Language Arts: Process, Product, and Assessment for Diverse Classrooms, Fifth Edition (ISBN 9781577666837).