Language & Literacy

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    By Amy Shillady, ed.

    Pre-order your copy now, coming this June! This collection of recent articles from NAEYC's journal Young Children along with new content showcases exciting ways to support children's language and literacy development from birth through age 8. Articles focus on various teaching approaches illustrated through classroom examples. Also included is a professional development guide with questions and activities. 

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    When we collect children's stories, we strengthen their literacy skills and their ability to ask and answer questions. When we connect stories, we pave the way for making friends and for later reading comprehension, when children will need to connect books to themselves, other books, and the world.  When we nurture stories, we give children the opportunity to practice the social, emotional, and cognitive skills needed for creativity, collaboration, and critical thinking.

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    By Elaine Weitzman & Janice Greenberg

    This guidebook brings to life the most current research on promoting children’s emergent literacy in early childhood classrooms. With the goal of preparing preschool children to learn to read and write successfully, ABC and Beyond shows educators how they can build language and literacy learning naturally into everyday conversations and activities.

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    In the May “Individualizing in Early Childhood” issue of Young Childrenlearn about supporting advanced learners in preschool settings, using Response to Intervention (RTI) practices to match the needs of diverse preschool children, meeting children’s different sensory needs, using flexible groups to vary literacy instruction in the primary years, and more.

    To subscribe, visit the Young Children website or call 800-424-2460.

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    In the March 2013 issue of Young ChildrenSupporting Dual Language Learners and Their Families — find out about promoting dual language learning in multicultural primary schools, using technology to teach dual language learners from preschool to primary grades, exploring sensitive issues with children through read-alouds, and more.

    To subscribe, visit the Young Children website or call 800-424-2460.

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    By Judith A. Schickedanz & Molly F. Collins

    Bestseller! By engaging infants, toddlers, and preschoolers in experiences that foster oral language and content knowledge, literacy skills, and cognitive ability, early childhood professionals help build a foundation for children’s later academic success.

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    By Karen N. Nemeth

    Language is a vital component of early experiences well before a child can say his first word.

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    By Karen N. Nemeth

    This book is designed to help all early childhood educators learn the basics of developmentally appropriate teaching practices for young children who are dual language learners. It covers key points about first and second language development, discusses the importance of supporting the home language, and describes how programs and schools can prepare for a diverse group of children. It is a useful introduction for administrators, monolingual and bilingual teachers and assistants, and social and family workers.

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    Learning a second language takes time, effort, motivation, use, and instruction. Teachers must learn to accept a child's silence, use alternative communication strategies, embrace families as partners in education, and understand the cultural roles, values, traditions, and languages that influence children. This DVD teaches the early childhood educator how to do these things, and also includes specific strategies that are effective in working with English language learners, project work that can be used to develop social co

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    By Michael J. Rosen

    Using everyday activities and household items, the book helps caregivers create literacy-rich experiences for pre-readers. Written to be shared between an eager new reader and their favorite grown-up, the book emphasizes simple, multi-sensory games, recipes, conversations, and actions to help a child learn to recognize, pronounce, and write the alphabet. Created by renowned children’s book author and educator Michael J. Rosen, the book offers proven ways to engage eager readers in activities that are adaptable to most situations, needs, and environments.

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