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Literacy Development in the Early Years: Helping Children Read and Write (with MyEducationLab) (6th Edition) Paperback – April 10, 2008

ISBN-13: 978-0205642632 ISBN-10: 0205642632 Edition: 6th

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Product Details

  • Paperback: 560 pages
  • Publisher: Pearson; 6 edition (April 10, 2008)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0205642632
  • ISBN-13: 978-0205642632
  • Product Dimensions: 10.8 x 8.6 x 0.9 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 2.6 pounds
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (6 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #462,078 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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From the Back Cover

Now in its sixth edition, Literacy Development in the Early Years emphasizes both constructivist and explicit strategies for teaching literacy to young children within an integrated language arts approach.

Renowned author Lesley Morrow explores literacy development as an active process between children and adults to create meaning and purpose. This Sixth Edition embraces integrated language arts and an interdisciplinary approach to literacy development as it addresses developing writing, reading, and oral language at home and in the school curriculum. This edition spends more time with strategies for preschool literacy and skill development in grades Pre-K through three. This edition  also offers expanded coverage in the assessment chapter, which emphasizes the importance of assessment-guided instruction. In addition, differentiation of instruction has been given a high priority, and considerable attention has been paid to dealing with children from diverse backgrounds.

 

New to the Sixth Edition

  • The book’s introduction includes a case study illustrating exemplary teaching of the language arts in an early childhood classroom.
  • Forty-eight new pages of classroom activities related to each chapter at the end of the book. The pages are perforated for students to remove or photocopy.
  • A new Integrated Language Arts Unit in the Appendix, called “Animals Around the World,” with a strong multicultural theme.
  • More extensive coverage of issues concerning English Language Learners has been included throughout the text.
  • Continued emphasis on research of early literacy development, including findings from the National Reading Panel, National Early Literacy Panel, Preventing Reading Difficulties, Reading First, The Rand Report, and the implications of the No Child Left Behind legislation.

 

Outstanding Endorsements for The Literacy Development in the Early Years, 6/e!

 

“The chapter on classroom organization is thorough, specific, and probably the best I have seen.”

-Audrey M. Quinlan, Seton Hill University

 

“I find it to be user-friendly for both me and the students and, generally, comprehensive in all major areas of literacy instruction.”

-Wanda Calvert, Clemson University

 

“The fact that the author included snippets from real teachers and real lesson plans is helpful and illustrates many of the author’s points. It makes the text seem authentic and helps build the bridge between theory and practice.”

-Jan Nagler, Mass Medical Society

 

 

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ISBN-10: 0205642632

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11 of 11 people found the following review helpful By Jay on April 28, 2002
Format: Paperback
I used this book as a textbook for a course entitled "Early Literacy Learning". This is one of the few textbooks that I am keeping from my Elementary Education major. It was full of ideas of how to incorporate literacy experiences for your youngsters into all areas of the classroom. As well, there were many ideas of how to get parents involved at school and at home to support their children�s emerging literacy.
Ms. Morrow is up-to-date on her research and practices. This book is a good companion for any first-year or experienced teacher. However, I do wish her writing style were improved herself. The reader can get easily bogged down when reading some of these very long chapters.
Why 4 stars?:
Morrow provides some wonderful advice and information on how to best create an environment that will support the literacy of young children. However, her own writing style could use a little bit of improvement to make the text a little more interesting.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By campinglover on March 9, 2011
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This was a great textbook & I used it often. I did not sell the book at the end of the semester because I decided to keep it for a reference tool. It has many ideas & strategies for teaching literacy. The back of the book is filled with activities to use in the classroom. It would be most helpful in building a literacy resource file.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Nadine Antoine on August 8, 2010
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This book was used for one of my classes in my Master's reading program. I am an early childhood teacher and this book is an excellent resource. It's an easy read! Many examples and suggestions are given for any concept or issue involving the classroom. Chapters were long but engaging. Definitely a keeper!
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