Nurturing All Young Children's Language and Literacy SkillsDiscover 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.