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
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Education (UK)
ISBN: 9780335232338
Release Date: 1997-05-01
Genre: Education

Read It To Me Now! charts the emergent literacy learning of five four-year old children from different cultural backgrounds in their crucial move from home to school, and demonstrates how children's early understanding of reading and writing is learnt socially and culturally within their family and community.

Young Children Learning

Author: Barbara Tizard
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 9780470777398
Release Date: 2008-04-15
Genre: Psychology

This fascinating account of an unusual research project challenges many assumptions about how young children learn and how best to teach them. In particular it turns upside-down the commonly held belief that professionals know better than parents how to educate and bring up children; and it throws doubt on the theory that working-class children underachieve at school because of a language deficit at home. The second edition of this bestselling text includes a new introduction by Judy Dunn. Fascinating account of an unusual research project challenges many assumptions about how young children. Turns upside-down the commonly held belief that professionals know better than parents how to educate and bring up children. Throws doubt on the theory that working-class children underachieve at school because of a language deficit at home. The authors' evidence is the children's own conversations which are quoted extensively and are delightful. The second edition of this bestselling text includes an introduction by Judy Dunn.

Read at Home First Experiences At School

Author: Roderick Hunt
Publisher: OUP Oxford
ISBN: 0198386400
Release Date: 2007-05-03
Genre: Juvenile Nonfiction

Read At Home is the best-selling home reading series designed for young, beginner readers. It features all the popular Oxford Reading Tree characters in exciting stories written for parents to support their children's reading at home. Read At Home First Experiences introduce young children to new situations and are ideal for parent and child to read together. Read At Home First Experiences help parents to: BLExplore the wider world with their child BLTalk about shared feelings and emotions BLBuild vocabulary through the fun activities RAH Level: Although these books have been created for parents to share with their child, they have been written to Level 4 of Read At Home. Level 4 is for children Building Confidence in Reading - those children who can recognise 30-50 words by sight, can read harder sentences, with less support, and can use sounds to help make words. The story is written with simple but more varied sentence structure and vocabulary with three to four sentences per page. Each story provides a range of fun activities to encourage talk and support reading skills: BLA puzzle activity in every book to make reading fun and practise looking at detail BLA game or fun activity like a Maze or Spot the Difference - a treat for children to enjoy at the end of the story Highly successful, high profile author and illustrator team: BLRoderick Hunt, author of the original Oxford Reading Tree stories, and Annemarie Young, are superb storytellers with over 50 years educational experience between them BLAlex Brychta's humorous and detailed illustrations bring the stories alive and are known to and loved by millions of Oxford Reading Tree readers

Reading in and Out of School

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

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.

Reading in the Early Years Handbook

Author: Robin Campbell
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 Development in the Early Years

Author: Lesley Mandel Morrow
ISBN: 020530589X
Release Date: 2001
Genre: Education

This book emphasizes an integrated language arts approach to teaching young children literacy, focusing on balanced, constructivist and direct instruction. Literacy Development in the Early Years presents a theoretical and research-based rationale for its contents, as well as practical applications based on that theory. It embraces integrated language arts and an interdisciplinary approach to literacy development as it addresses developing writing, reading, and oral language in the home and school curriculum. The use of children's literature is emphasized as the most important instructional materials and the joy of early literacy experiences is stressed to ensure lifelong reading habits. Literacy development is viewed as an active process between children and adults to create meaning and real purpose. For anyone interested in early childhood language arts.

Literacy from Home to School

Author: Robin Campbell
Publisher: Stylus Publishing, LLC.
ISBN: 1858561663
Release Date: 1999
Genre: Education

An observation of one child and her relationship with print, from birth until she goes to school. It shows how frequent repetition of the text helped Alice to come to grips with the book

Learning to Read and Write in One Elementary School

Author: Connie Juel
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 0387940383
Release Date: 1993-10-22
Genre: Education

This unique book presents a four-year longitudinal study of the literacy development of children attending an Austin, Texas area elementary school. The reading and writing development of this microcosm of "at-risk" children was followed as they progressed from first through fourth grade. The author poses the question, "What skills and abilities of the child, and what classroom factors, appear to foster literacy development?" Included here are the author's models of reading and writing acquisition, and application of these models to six children: three with literacy problems and three with successful literacy development. Interviews with the children are presented along with measures of their cognitive development and skills, samples of their reading and writing from and throughout the four year study, and an examination of their successes and failures in relations to the models presented in earlier chapters. Additionally, one chapter examines school-related factors that may play a role in the children's reading development. The book is intended for graduate students at all levels and literacy researchers who are interested in the process of literacy acquisition as it occurs in the school setting.

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