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EARLY CHILDHOOD EXPERIENCES IN LANGUAGE ARTS: EARLY LITERACY, Eleventh Edition responds to national legislation, professional standards, and public concern about the development of young children's language and foundational literacy skills by providing current research-based instructional strategies in early language development. Activities throughout this text emphasize the relationship between listening, speaking, reading, writing (print), and viewing in language arts areas. The text addresses the cultural and ethnic diversity of children and provides techniques and tips for adapting curricula. Theory is followed by how-to suggestions and plentiful examples of classic books and stories, poems, finger plays, flannel board and alphabet experiences, puppetry, language games, drama, and phonemic and phonetic awareness activities. You will also learn how, as a teacher, you can best interact with children to promote appropriate language development, and how you can create a print-rich environment in the classroom.
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- NEW! Chapter Learning Objectives now correlate with main headings throughout the chapter and with the end-of-chapter summary. The objectives highlight what students need to know to process and understand the information in the chapter. After completing the chapter, students should be able to demonstrate how they can use and apply their new knowledge and skills.
- NEW! Improved integration of professional standards helps students make connections between what they are learning in the textbook and the standards. A list of standards to be covered appears at the beginning of each chapter, including NAEYC's Early Childhood Program Standards and Accreditation Criteria (2007); DAP: Focus on Infants and Toddlers (2013); and Common Core Standards for English language arts and literacy. Icons identify standards-related content throughout the text; a complete list of the standards appears in the standards correlation chart on the book's inside covers.
- NEW! TeachSource Digital Downloads are downloadable, sometimes customizable, practical and professional resources that allow students to immediately implement and apply the textbook's content in the field. Students can download these tools and keep them forever, enabling preservice teachers to begin building a library of practical, professional resources. A TeachSource Digital Download label identifies these items.
- NEW! New Brain Connection boxes place additional emphasis on brain-based learning practices.
- NEW! Streamlined content provides more efficient treatment of important material and reduces the number of chapters from 19 to 17.
- NEW! Additional attention to children's oral language experience helps beginning teachers increase children's conversation and expression of ideas and discoveries.
- NEW! Newly described teacher interaction behaviors (Chapter 8) are used in the discussion of children's comprehension of storybook read-alouds and in material on promoting development of children's analytical thinking as they enjoy literature.
- NEW! New coverage of developmentally appropriate technology in early childhood literacy education.
- TeachSource Video footage from the classroom, introduced in the text and viewable online, helps students relate key chapter content to real-life scenarios. Critical-thinking questions following each video provide opportunities for in-class or online discussion and reflection.
- Practical and classic examples of activities, which can be used immediately, make the text a useful addition to the student's resource library. These include research-based activities that promote children's reading success in preschool classes.
- Inclusive coverage emphasizes the importance of respecting and understanding each child's uniqueness and of creating language-rich environments to address the needs of, for instance, children from various cultural backgrounds, English-Language Learners, and children with special needs.
- Separate chapters on infants and toddlers enhance understanding of their communication abilities and of the important role of adult behavior in promoting language growth.
- The eleventh edition uses current research as well as classic findings and recommendations.
1. Beginnings of Communication.
2. The Tasks of the Toddler.
3. Preschool Years.
Section 2: LANGUAGE AND LITERACY PROGRAMS: RECOGNIZING DIVERSE NEEDS AND GOALS.
4. Understanding Differences.
5. Achieving Language and Literacy Goals through Program Planning.
6. Promoting Language and Literacy.
7. Developing Listening Skills.
Section 3: LITERATURE AND OTHER LANGUAGE ARTS AREAS.
8. Children and Books.
Section 4: THE GROWTH OF SPEECH AND EXPRESSION.
11. Language Growth through Flannel Boards, Puppetry, and Dramatization.
12. Realizing Speaker Goals.
13. Group Times.
Section 5: WRITING AND READING: NATURAL COMPANIONS.
14. Print-Early Knowledge and Emerging Interest.
15. Reading and Preschoolers.
Section 6: SCHOOL AND HOME: ENVIRONMENTS, FAMILY, AND PARTNERSHIPS.
16. Developing a Literacy Environment.
17. The Family-Center Partnership.
“I can envision my students working in the field, planning for the next day's instruction and grabbing this text off of the shelf as a reference to get ideas for what to read.”
“This text is for all educators in the field of early education. It provides innumerable strategies and developmental activities for teaching language arts to the young child.”
Cengage provides a range of supplements that are updated in coordination with the main title selection. For more information about these supplements, contact your Learning Consultant.
Instructor's Manual with Test Bank
The manual includes learning objectives, key terms, a detailed chapter outline, a chapter summary, lesson plans, discussion topics, student activities, “What If” scenarios, media tools, a sample syllabus and an expanded test bank. The learning objectives are correlated with the discussion topics, student activities and media tools. Each chapter’s test bank contains questions in multiple-choice, true false, completion, essay and new critical thinking formats, with a full answer key. The test bank is coded to the learning objectives that appear in the main text, and includes the section in the main text where the answers can be found. The manual is available for download on the password-protected website and can also be obtained by e-mailing your local Cengage Learning representative.
Helping you make your lectures more engaging while effectively reaching your visually oriented students, these handy Microsoft PowerPoint® slides outline the chapters of the main text in a classroom-ready presentation. The PowerPoint® slides are updated to reflect the content and organization of the new edition of the text.
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