Summary: Early literacy has been thrust into the education spotlight with a flurry of recent research and U.S. federal initiatives focused on early reading and writing. Now, more than ever, preschool teachers feel mounting pressure to increase children's literacy development. This book will help preschool educators and administrators respond to these new challenges by providing the latest information on topics important to them and their young learners.
The authors ...show morepresent the foundationsthe core content and bestpractice strategiesneeded to provide preschoolers with balanced, effective early literacy instruction. To help teachers develop this kind of instruction, the chapters offer ideas on how to read with young children, create a carefully planned printrich environment, join children's play, plan a daily schedule that meets children's needs, and help parents help their children learn. A chapter linking standards with assessment and instruction will help readers tie together everything they've learned. ...show less