Whether you're looking to better understand literacy in the kindergarten classroom, or you've mastered the basics and want to make your program even stronger, you'll be thrilled with Miriam Trehearne's practical, teacher-friendly coverage of the why, what, and how of early literacy.
Dip into each effectively organized chapter and you'll find the same clear format, covering research, assessment, and linking assessment to instruction. Easy-to-follow lessons and activities are supplemented by handy blackline masters for reproducing student activity sheets, observation checklists, assessments, and more. A complete bibliography of related readings further enriches the chapter content.
An Invaluable Reference for Empowering New and Experienced Teachers Alike!
You'll Wonder How You Ever Taught Without It
- Written and field-tested by teachers for teachers
- More than an activity book or professional book... it's both!
- Focuses on use of literacy assessment tools to develop print awareness, phonological awareness, and oral language in young children
- Links literacy research to practical teaching strategies and student activities
- Features solid recommendations for setting up and using learning centers
- Includes special coverage of early intervention for at-risk students
Table of Contents
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Chapter 1: Print Awareness
Chapter 2: Phonological Awareness (View Chapter)
Chapter 3: Oral Language
Chapter 4: The Kindergarten Day
Chapter 5: Early Intervention for Students at Risk
Chapter 6: Linking Home and School
Chapter 7: Volunteers, Buddies, and Paraprofessionals
Spanish Translation of Chapter 6
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Comprehensive Literacy Resource Guide for Professional Learning Communities—Kindergarten
Transform your literacy teaching staff into an energetic professional learning community with these publications to accompany the Comprehensive Literacy Resources (CLR) by Miriam P. Trehearne.
Organized to flexibly fit within school- or district-wide planning timeframes, the Guides are perfect for use in small groups led by literacy coaches or other facilitators of professional learning and staff development.
In every Guide, two learning sessions corresponding to each CLR chapter provide opportunities for teachers to—
- Examine current literacy research and discuss how it applies to assessment and their instructional practices
- Gain confidence to try new teaching strategies recommended in the CLR and then share and reflect on their experiences
About the Author
|During her 30-year career as an educator, conference speaker, and advocate for good first teaching, early literacy expert Miriam Trehearne has led learning initiatives that improved teacher effectiveness and successfully boosted reading achievement in high-needs schools. Now she brings her winning formula to every classroom teacher in this incomparable four-volume series for Preschool through Grade 6.|