Spotlight on Young Children: Exploring Language and Literacy (Paperback)

Spotlight on Young Children: Exploring Language and Literacy By Amy Shillady (Editor) Cover Image
By Amy Shillady (Editor)
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Nurturing All Young Children's Language and Literacy Skills

Discover innovative ways to support the many aspects of children's language and literacy development--oral language, reading, and writing. The articles in this collection emphasize meeting children's unique needs, supporting dual language learners, and partnering with families to support children's development. Specific topics include how teachers can:

  • Increase children's vocabulary through conversations and storybook reading
  • Communicate with infants who have developmental delays
  • Promote preschoolers' fine motor development to prepare them for writing
  • Incorporate poetry and nonfiction into primary classrooms

Included is a professional development guide with questions and activities to help readers reflect on current teaching practices and inspire them to incorporate new ones.

This book is part of NAEYC's best-selling Spotlight series―great resources for the college classroom and for professional development.

About the Author

Amy Shillady is journal editor for NAEYC's award-winning Young Children. She facilitates the peer review process, performs developmental editing of articles, and serves as the primary editor for journal columns. Amy also edits selected NAEYC Spotlight Series books.Leah Schoenberg Muccio was editorial associate at NAEYC.

Product Details
ISBN: 9781938113055
ISBN-10: 1938113055
Publisher: National Association for the Education of You
Publication Date: May 31st, 2014
Pages: 112
Language: English