Essential Readings on Early Literacy

Essential Readings on Early Literacy

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Young children's early experiences with literacy learning are critically important to their later success in school. How can preschool and primary teachers make sure that those experiences are the best they can be? This collection of 14 articles (published originally in IRA's influential The Reading Teacher) highlights what outstanding early literacy instruction looks like in preschool and early elementary classrooms. You'll read about Instructional strategies Assessment Homea€“school connections And evidence-based approaches that will inspire improved teaching practice designed to increase learning for young children of all backgrounds Distinguished educator Dorothy Strickland introduces the collection with a discussion of the challenges facing teachers today, a summary of trends and research in early literacy, and suggestions for how these articles can be used in professional development settings. Included with each article are reflection questions to spark discussion in school-based professional learning communities or teacher education classrooms.important to note that, in order to ensure adequate comprehension, learners must develop automatic word recognition through the ... can accurately and effortlessly decode text, it does not account for their ability to make oral reading sound like spoken language (Stahl aamp; Kuhn, 2002). ... In order to ensure that fluency instruction is included in the curriculum, it is necessary to crea€” ate strategies that are ... One such example of effective literacy instruction is that of flexible grouping .

Title:Essential Readings on Early Literacy
Author:Dorothy S. Strickland
Publisher:International Reading Assoc. - 2010-01-14


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