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on July 5, 2011
Fountas and Pinnell are two of the most recognized experts of early literacy learning and teaching in the US. Literacy Beginnings reads like a prequel to all their previous books; if you are a stakeholder in early childhood education- teacher or administrator- this book is a must read. The early childhood community has long been awaiting these gurus to weigh in on the heavily debated and often misinterpreted best practices in early literacy instruction. This book will leave many early childhood teachers feeling triumphant as the authors openly denounce the outdated "Letter of the Week" method as well as worksheets. Reading this book one can almost hear early childhood educators around the world shouting words of joy as they realize the impact it will have on future generations of teachers and students.
Literacy Beginnings is not about math, science, open-ended art, or music and movement- it is about best practices in early literacy instruction for the 21st Century. If you have a problem with the plumbing in your house you call a plumber, you don't call a general handyman. The same goes for this book, if you are looking for the most current, research based information on early literacy instruction from a reliable and trusted source then this is the book for you.