Young Children Reading

Author: Rachael Levy
Publisher: SAGE
ISBN: 9781446249925
Release Date: 2011-06-22
Genre: Education

Developing and supporting literacy is an absolute priority for all early years settings and primary schools, and something of a national concern. By presenting extensive research evidence, Rachael Levy shows how some of our tried and tested approaches to teaching reading may be counter-productive, and are causing some young children to lose confidence in their abilities as readers. Through challenging accepted definitions and perspectives on reading, this book encourages the reader to reflect critically on the current reading curriculum, and to consider ways in which their own practice can be developed to match the changing literacy landscape of the 21st century. Placing the emphasis on the voices of the children themselves, the author looks at: - what it feels like to be a reader in the digital age - children's perceptions of reading - home and school reading - reading in multidimensional forms - the future teaching of reading Essential reading for all trainee and practising teachers, this critical examination of a vital topic will support all those who are interested in the way we can help future generations to become literate. This book will encourage researchers and practitioners alike to redefine their own views of literacy, and situate 'reading literacy' within the digital world in which young children now live.

Read It To Me Now

Author: Minns, Hilary
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Education (UK)
ISBN: 9780335197613
Release Date: 1997-05-01
Genre: Education

Minns charts the emergent literacy learning of 5 four-year-old children from different cultural backgrounds in their crucial move from home to school, and shows how children's early understanding of reading is learnt within their family.

Reading in and Out of School

Author: Mary A. Foertsch
Publisher: DIANE Publishing
ISBN: 1568061838
Release Date: 1992-06-01
Genre:

Covers: students1 reading experiences in and out of school, results for demographic groups, and constructed-response questions. Part of the Nation1s Report Card (the National Assessment of Educational Progress), the only nationally representative and continuing assessment of what America1s students know and can do in various subject areas. Prepared by the prestigious Educational Testing Service.

Living Literacy at Home

Author: Margaret Mary Policastro
Publisher: Capstone
ISBN: 9781496606563
Release Date: 2016-03-04
Genre: Education

Reading to children at home is a joyful and celebratory time for parents and children alike. Both relish in the story and the time spent together. Early exposure to texts provides other benefits as well because it prepares children for school and builds a love of reading. Living Literacy at Home provides tips and strategies to help parents build those connections. Included is a snapshot of what literacy looks like in today?s classroom and support on how to make that home-to-school connection, how to build a home library and develop a reading routine, and how to make every day a literacy-rich day. Easy-to-use forms and a glossary of literacy terms round out this resource. Although the book is intended for parents of children in kindergarten through grade 8, the routines and suggestions can be easily adapted for any grade level.

Teaching English Language and Literacy

Author: Dominic Wyse
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 9780415669979
Release Date: 2013
Genre: EDUCATION

‘This book is comprehensive, up-to-date, critical and authoritative. It is also, above all, well written. It will undoubtedly become standard reading for the next generation of teachers in training and practising teachers will also learn a great deal from dipping into its contents.' - David Wray, Professor of Literacy Education, University of Warwick ‘[A] well organised and comprehensive guide to the teaching of English and the teaching of language’ Margaret Mallett - Emeritus Fellow of The English Association Are you looking for one book that covers every aspect of the teaching of English at primary level? Now fully updated, this third edition of Teaching English, Language and Literacy includes brand new chapters on children’s literature and reading comprehension. Rooted in research evidence and multidisciplinary theory, this book is an essential introduction for anyone learning to teach English from the early years to primary school level. The authors draw on their research, scholarship and practice to offer advice on: developing reading, including choosing texts, and phonics teaching improving writing, including grammar and punctuation language and speaking and listening planning and assessing working effectively with multilingual pupils understanding historical developments in the subject the latest thinking in educational policy and practice the use of multimedia maintaining good home-school links gender and the teaching of English language and literacy All the chapters include clear examples of practice, coverage of key issues, analysis of research, and reflections on national policy to encourage the best possible response to the demands of national curricula. Each chapter also has a glossary to explain terms and gives suggestions for further reading. This book is for all who want to improve teaching English, language and literacy. Designed to help inform the practice of students on teacher training courses, but also of great use to those teachers wanting to keep pace with the latest developments in their specialist subject, this book covers the theory and practice of teaching English, language and literacy.

Literacy Goes to School

Author: Jo Weinberger
Publisher: SAGE
ISBN: 1853962929
Release Date: 1996-02-28
Genre: Education

`Very accessible - not too technical or jargon-ridden. The practical suggestions were useful too - if professionals feel inspired to promote change in their practice and policy it is helpful to have suggestions on where to start and what to do' - Management in Education Few primary teachers have a chance to find out in detail what children have already learnt, and continue to learn, about literacy at home with their parents. This book gives a clear demonstration of literacy learning that takes place at home, and how it differs from, as well as relates to, literacy at school. It will help teachers to increase their understanding of this process and to build on their relationship with parents. Such unde

Reading in the Early Years Handbook

Author: Robin Campbell
Publisher:
ISBN: UVA:X002647638
Release Date: 1995
Genre: Education

Reading in the Early Years Handbook is a reference text covering all aspects of young children learning to read. It deals with a comprehensive list of topics ranging from apprenticeship approach to nursery rhymes to whole language. The text also deals with organizational issues such as classroom management and time for literacy. In all, some sixty topics are presented alphabetically and each of these topics is followed by suggestions for further reading. Additionally, several topics have 'In the classroom' sections where examples from the classroom are used to highlight the particular issues. The comprehensive material is presented in a handbook format to enable easy access for readers.

Literacy Home and School

Author: Peter Hannon
Publisher: Psychology Press
ISBN: 0750703601
Release Date: 1995
Genre: Education

Parental involvement in the teaching of reading and writing has often lagged behind practice, though schools in many countries now recognise the importance of parental involvement. The ideas presented in this book offer new ways of thinking about parental involvement and should interest both researchers and practitioners. It relates the recent growth of involvement to broader considerations of the nature of literacy and historical exclusion of parents from the curriculum.; Descriptions are given of key findings from research into pre-school literacy work with parents and parents hearing children read, and a framework to underpin practice is offered. The author gives a critique of evaluation methods in the field and suggests how parental involvement should be evaluated together with a view of research findings to date and issues needing further study. The book concludes with an appraisal of what was learned from research and what needs further enquiry.

Literacy Home and School

Author: Peter Hannon University of Sheffield.
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 9781135399146
Release Date: 2013-10-14
Genre: Education

Parental involvement in the teaching of reading and writing has often lagged behind practice, though schools in many countries now recognise the importance of parental involvement. The ideas presented in this book offer new ways of thinking about parental involvement and should interest both researchers and practitioners. It relates the recent growth of involvement to broader considerations of the nature of literacy and historical exclusion of parents from the curriculum.; Descriptions are given of key findings from research into pre-school literacy work with parents and parents hearing children read, and a framework to underpin practice is offered. The author gives a critique of evaluation methods in the field and suggests how parental involvement should be evaluated together with a view of research findings to date and issues needing further study. The book concludes with an appraisal of what was learned from research and what needs further enquiry.

Literacy Development in the Early Years

Author: Lesley Mandel Morrow
Publisher: Allyn & Bacon
ISBN: 0205140432
Release Date: 1993
Genre: Children

Product Description: A discussion of literacy development from birth to the primary school. The book embraces an integrated language arts perspective and an interdisciplinary approach to literacy development as it addresses developing writing, reading and oral language in the home and at school.

Child Rearing in the Home and School

Author: R.P. Boger
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 9781475796766
Release Date: 2013-06-29
Genre: Psychology

This volume is intended to address contemporary aspects of child rearing in the home and the school, as well as major dimensions of inter face between the home and the school. The authors of these chapters have used varying styles and approaches, and the range of perspectives is very broad and inclusive. An essential notion integrating all chapters is that child rearing is a human ecological concern of dominant importance for the home, the school, and the community during the 1980's and that this will continue to be true in the future. This volume is intended to be useful as a reference book, as a text, for researchers and for policy-makers. It is hoped that the volume also will be of use to parents, teachers, school administrators, child-care workers and others who are interested in child nurturance. The editors wish to extend appreciation to many individuals who made this effort possible. Our colleagues, Hiram Fitzgerald and Marjorie Kostelnik, have been most helpful and encouraging. We thank them for their patience, support, and invaluable editorial assistance during the production of the camera-ready copy of the volume. We also thank Barbara Taylor for her assistance in typing the chapters, and Carrie DeMyers for typing the camera-ready copy. Carrie's good-nature and posi tive outlook helped to smooth over the many frustrations inherent in the assembly and production of anthologies such as this one.

Learning to Read and Write in Colonial America

Author: E. Jennifer Monaghan
Publisher: Univ of Massachusetts Press
ISBN: 1558495819
Release Date: 2007-03-01
Genre: Education

An experienced teacher of reading and writing and an award-winning historian, E. Jennifer Monaghan brings to vibrant life the process of learning to read and write in colonial America. Ranging throughout the colonies from New Hampshire to Georgia, she examines the instruction of girls and boys, Native Americans and enslaved Africans, the privileged and the poor, revealing the sometimes wrenching impact of literacy acquisition on the lives of learners. For the most part, religious motives underlay reading instruction in colonial America, while secular motives led to writing instruction. Monaghan illuminates the history of these activities through a series of deeply researched and readable case studies. An Anglican missionary battles mosquitoes and loneliness to teach the New York Mohawks to write in their own tongue. Puritan fathers model scriptural reading for their children as they struggle with bereavement. Boys in writing schools, preparing for careers in counting houses, wield their quill pens in the difficult task of mastering a "good hand." Benjamin Franklin learns how to compose essays with no teacher but himself. Young orphans in Georgia write precocious letters to their benefactor, George Whitefield, while schools in South Carolina teach enslaved black children to read but never to write. As she tells these stories, Monaghan clears new pathways in the analysis of colonial literacy. She pioneers in exploring the implications of the separation of reading and writing instruction, a topic that still resonates in today's classrooms. Monaghan argues that major improvements occurred in literacy instruction and acquisition after about 1750, visible in rising rates of signature literacy. Spelling books were widely adopted as they key text for teaching young children to read; prosperity, commercialism, and a parental urge for gentility aided writing instruction, benefiting girls in particular. And a gentler vision of childhood arose, portraying children as more malleable than sinful. It promoted and even commercialized a new kind of children's book designed to amuse instead of convert, laying the groundwork for the "reading revolution" of the new republic.