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    Early Childhood Literacy: Engaging and Empowering Emergent Readers and Writers, Birth – Age 5

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    Christine Pegorraro Schull, Northern Virginia Community College

    Leslie La Croix, George Mason University

    Sara E. Miller, Longwood University

    Kimberly Sanders Austin, Southwest Virginia Community College

    Julie K. Kidd, George Mason University

    Melanie Medina, Northern Virginia Community College

    Copyright Year: 2021

    Last Update: 2024

    Publisher: VIVA

    Language: English

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    Reviewed by Toni Walters, Assistant Professor, The University of the District of Columbia on 11/21/23

    All pillars of literacy are covered well. Emphasis on oral language and building vocabulary as critical areas to support early literacy development aligns well with current trends that pre-service professionals and others need in order to be... read more

    Table of Contents

    • Preface
    • Chapter 1 - Building Connections that Support Emergent Literacy
    • Chapter 2 - Recognizing the Power of the Early Years 
    • Chapter 3 - Examining Theories that Support Literacy Development
    • Chapter 4 - Understanding and Valuing Children's Home Literacy Environments
    • Chapter 5 - Building the Environment for Play-Based Learning
    • Chapter 6 - Understanding Emergent Literacy Assessment Practices
    • Chapter 7 - Language Development: Promoting Speaking, Listening & Communicating
    • Chapter 8 - Reading Development: Engaging Emergent Readers
    • Chapter 9 - Writing Development: Nurturing Emergent Writers
    • Chapter 10 - Planning for What's Next as Emergent Readers and Writers Progress

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    About the Book

    This textbook, Early Childhood Literacy: Engaging and Empowering Emergent Readers and Writers Birth-Age 5, outlines the connection between different areas of language and literacy and describes strategies for supporting development and promoting instruction. Early literacy includes reading, writing, and language development. Writing includes any early writing attempts and pre-writing behaviors just as reading includes any early reading attempts and recognition of symbols and sounds. Language also includes listening and speaking (oral language) and the use of gestures and signs to communicate. The term oral language is commonly used to describe early language development separately from reading and writing. This text assumes oral language is a component of language and embraces the broader term to underscore the communication practices outside of listening and speaking. For example, some children use sign language or a picture board. For these reasons, the textbook will focus on language development in its totality, including oral language. This textbook is focused on birth to age 5 because early literacy development is crucial for future learning and development. 

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    Authors

    Christine Pegorraro Schull, Northern Virginia Community College

    Leslie La Croix, George Mason University

    Sara E. Miller, Longwood University

    Kimberly Sanders Austin, Southwest Virginia Community College

    Julie K. Kidd, George Mason University

    Editor

    Melanie Medina, Northern Virginia Community College

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