Make Way for Literacy!

Make Way for Literacy!

Teaching the Way Young Children Learn

Book - 2001
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With Literacy Through Play , Gretchen Owocki revealed to thousands of early childhood educators what a virtual gold mine play is for facilitating literacy learning. Now, with Make Way for Literacy! , Owocki offers effective guidelines for creating a classroom community that supports children's developing literacies.

Make Way for Literacy! starts with a brief explanation of how literacy begins to develop, first in a child's home and neighborhood. Owocki points out the various individual traits, family activities, and basic literacy practices that can be so influential - and then focuses on preschool, kindergarten, and the primary grades. Next, the book offers four key principles for understanding and facilitating literacy, along with easy-to-follow techniques for starting - or refining - teacher research and inquiry in the classroom.

The bulk of the text is devoted to practical, curriculum-enhancing literacy engagements. For each type of engagement, Owocki explains how it fosters language and literacy development; provides ideas for instruction, assessment, evaluation, and teacher research; offers practical methods and materials for getting the engagement started; suggests related activities involving art, drama, movement, writing, drawing, talk, or play; and includes actual teaching and learning examples from classrooms.

Publisher: Portsmouth, NH : Heinemann ; Washington, DC : NAEYC, c2001.
ISBN: 9780325002705
0325002703
Branch Call Number: 372.6
Characteristics: vi, 210 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.

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