Language & Literacy

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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, illustrated by Maris Turner

    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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    By Mary Hynes-Berry

    Drawing from 30 years of teaching and professional development experience, the author offers a roadmap for using children’s literature to provide authentic learning. Featuring a “storyteller’s voice,” each chapter includes a case study about how a particular fiction or nonfiction work can be used in an early childhood classroom; a series of open-ended questions to help readers construct their own inquiry units; and a bibliography of children’s literature. From Teachers College Press.

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    By Carollee Howes, Jason T. Downer, & Robert C. Pianta, eds.

    This comprehensive research volume will enhance the school readiness of young dual language learners. Providing invaluable insights needed to identify and strengthen factors that contribute to the development of English language proficiency and ensure a culturally responsive classroom environment, policy makers and administrators will have the foundational knowledge they need to promote and measure the progress of children learning two languages. From Brookes Publishing.

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    By Daniel R. Meier

    This book highlights the critical importance of integrating content and mechanics for successful and engaged writing at the kindergarten and primary level. Featuring the teaching philosophies and strategies of seven exemplary teachers and a discussion of relevant research and theory, Meier provides a fresh, practical, and much-needed perspective on making writing meaningful and effective in the current standards-based era. From Teachers College Press.

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    Our Family of Films shows how the rewards and pleasures triumph over the often challenging realities when introducing reading and books into the lives of babies. This DVD contains three videos:

    • Reading with babies (18 min.)
    • Leyendo con bebes (Spanish version of Reading with babies) (18 min.)
    • The Read to Me program (30 min.)

    Follows teen mothers and their babies as they participate in a series of workshops that brings together parents, babies, and books in important ways. From the Read to Me Program. 

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    By Linda Espinosa

    Grounded in real-life experiences and guided by rigorous research findings, this resource provides the tools and guidance practitioners need to meet the challenges of educating all young children. The author summarizes the latest scientific evidence on the development and school achievement of English language learners and children living in poverty to offer classroom and program recommendations. An invaluable tool for practicing teachers and policy makers alike. Copublished with Pearson.

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    As seen on public television, this four-program set has been created to assist educators and parents in guiding children to become motivated, thoughtful and active learners  Including a companion guide with each program, the series examines such habits of mind as personal curiosity, problem solving, “as-if” thinking, and acceptance of different points of view. While each program explores a different topic—literacy, play, ethics, and the environment—all encourage a lifelong interest in learnin

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    How do children come to literacy? This documentary observes that encouraging young children to make pictures—to invent their own graphic representations—sets the literacy process in motion. As children experiment with crayons, markers and pencils, they begin to realize that these marks can stand for the sounds of language. That learning path leads from telling stories with pictures to telling stories with words. And as some very enthusiastic young students demonstrate, these early interests can evolve into a passion for reading and writing.<

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