Literacy Beginnings: A Prekindergarten Handbook

In literacy Beginnings, Irene C. Think of the young child who takes a memo pad and marker around to family members, "taking orders" for dinner. Now aligned to the expanded edition of The Fountas & Pinnell Literacy Continuum! Play and language are critical learning tools for the prekindergarten child. Through play and language, they learn about their world and about themselves.

Play and language are also the most important tools for early literacy learning. They show you how to tap into young children's curiosity to introduce them to the world of literacy in joyful, engaging ways. Like all emergent readers and writers, excitement, learning, this child makes no distinction between play and literacy-both involve curiosity, and discovery.

Fountas and gay su pinnell bring their characteristically rich, comprehensive, and practical insights to the frontier of early literacy.

No More Teaching a Letter a Week Not This but That

In no more teaching a Letter a Week, early literacy researcher Dr. Letter-a-week" may be a ubiquitous approach to teaching alphabet knowledge, but that doesn't mean it's an effective one. Literacy coach rebecca mckay shows us how to bring those principles to life through purposeful practices that invite children to create an identity through print.

William teale helps us understand that alphabet knowledge is more than letter recognition, and identifies research-based principles of effective alphabet instruction, which constitutes the foundation for phonics teaching and learning. Children can and should do more than glue beans into the shape of a "B"; they need to learn how letters create words that carry meaning, so that they can, and do, use print to expand their understanding of the world and themselves.


Purposeful Play: A Teacher's Guide to Igniting Deep and Joyful Learning Across the Day

In purposeful play, you'll find research-driven methods for making play an engine for rigorous learning in your classroom. Whether it's reenacting a favorite book comprehension and close reading, or collaborating over building blocks college and career readiness and STEM, negotiating the rules for a game speaking and listening, Alison Porcelli, Kristi Mraz, and Cheryl Tyler see every day how play helps students reach standards and goals in ways that in-their-seat instruction alone can't do.

It helps to have practical ways to carry that mindset into all aspects of the curriculum. In purposeful play, they share ways to: optimize and balance different types of play to deepen regular classroom learning teach into play to foster social-emotional skills and a growth mindset bring the impact of play into all your lessons across the day.

We believe that play is one type of environment where children can be rigorous in their learning, Alison, " Kristi, and Cheryl write. Children show us time and time again that play is the way they work. Heinemann. Heinemann. Play is serious business. And not just during playtimes. We believe there is play in work and work in play, " they write.

Already Ready: Nurturing Writers in Preschool and Kindergarten

Lillian G. All you need to help them is Already Ready. They don't have much experience, but they're filled with stories to tell and ideas to express - they want to show the world what they know and see. Then ray and glover show you how little ones can develop powerful understandings about: texts and their characteristics the writing process what it means to be a writer.

You'll learn how to support your writers' quest to make meaning, as they grow their abilities and refine their thinking about writing through teaching strategies such as: reading aloud working side by side with writers sharing children's writing. Katz coauthor of young investigators: the Project Approach in the Early Years   By the time they reach preschool or kindergarten, young children are already writers.

Heinemann. From the very first chapter of this informative and inspiring book, a clear picture emerges of how even three- and four-year-olds' capacities for serious authorship can and should be supported. Providing numerous, ideas, and images see important developmental signs in writers that you can use to help them grow further recognize the thinking young children engage in and discover that it's the same  thinking more experienced writers use to craft purposeful, helpful examples of early writing - complete with transcriptions - they demonstrate how to: make sense of children's writing and interpret how they represent sounds, thoughtful pieces.

Taking an exciting, new approach to working with our youngest students, engaged in bookmaking, Already Ready shows you how, by respecting children as writers, you can gently  nudge them toward a lifetime of joyful writing. Find that approach, share it with your students, and you'll discover that you don't have to get students ready to write - they're Already Ready.


Words Their Way for PreK-K Words Their Way Series

Words their way® with prek-k is a hands-on, developmentally-driven approach to word study that illustrates how to integrate and teach phonics, vocabulary, and spelling skills to the youngest readers. Heinemann. The word study approach as outlined by renowned Words Their Way® authors is a developmentally-driven instructional method.

Why word study with prek and kindergarten students? Because the hands-on approach motivates them, keeps them engaged, and helps them built literacy skills. It has always been extremely popular for this developmental approach, vocabulary, as well as its concrete methods for teaching children phonics, and spelling skills.

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Comprehension from the Ground Up: Simplified, Sensible Instruction for the K-3 Reading Workshop

Two options for dynamic dvd-based staff development: for your workshop or plc, modeling effective ways to develop comprehension plus a 64-page facilitator's guide supports the DVD, the Lessons from the Ground Up DVD features 105-minutes of video clips of Sharon in the classroom, lesson by lesson. It's all about comprehension is a long-term staff development initiative with 3 DVDs 7 hours of whole-class, small-group, and one-on-one instruction from Sharon.

She shares the daily how-tos needed to sustain a literacy block that engages children in authentic reading and writing practices including dozens of effective practices that illustrate amazing ways to organize instructional and independent reading for kids including: letter and sound searches that improve students' word accuracy and fluency companion books bags that develop their confidence and comprehension strategy sheets that make children's thinking about text concrete a Putting Our Strategies to Work Board that enables students to reflect on and discuss the meta-cognitive strategies they're using Idea Books and Ta-da Publishing Books that help children get inside the reading and writing process and see how each feeds the other.

Heinemann. Why has comprehension instruction become so complex? Sharon Taberski cuts through the pressurized, strategy-overloaded, fluency-crazed atmosphere surrounding reading instruction to lay out the reading and writing workshop practices that are most effective in developing readers in the primary grades.

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Guided Reading, Second Edition: Responsive Teaching Across the Grades

Also check out our new on-demand mini-course: Introducing Texts Effectively in Guided Reading Lessons Heinemann. Much has been written on the topic of guided reading over the last twenty years, but no other leaders in literacy education have championed the topic with such depth and breadth as Irene Fountas and Gay Su Pinnell.

In the highly anticipated second edition of Guided Reading, and the reflective, Fountas and Pinnell remind you of guided reading's critical value within a comprehensive literacy system, responsive teaching required to realize its full potential. Used book in Good Condition. Through guided reading, students learn how to engage in every facet of the reading process and apply their reading power to all literacy contexts.

Now with guided reading, second edition, to analyzing texts, to grouping in a thoughtful and dynamic way, rediscover the essential elements of guided reading through: a wider and more comprehensive look at its place within a coherent literacy system a refined and deeper understanding of its complexity an examination of the steps in implementation-from observing and assessing literacy behaviors, to teaching the lesson the teaching for systems of strategic actions a rich text base that can support and extend student learning the re-emerging role of shared reading as a way to lead guided and independent reading forward the development of managed independent learning across the grades an in-depth exploration of responsive teaching the role of facilitative language in supporting change over time in students' processing systems the identification of high-priority shifts in learning to focus on at each text level the creation of a learning environment within which literacy and language can flourish.


Are You Prepared to Teach Reading?: A Practical Tool for Self-Assessment

Heinemann. This book has been adapted from the rica supplement, a test-prep booklet created for students in the California teacher prep program who must pass the Reading Instruction Competence Assessment. Chapters in the book provide brief reviews of the components of reading instruction. Added to this national version of the book are discussions addressing fluency and English Language Learners.

Case studies and thoughtful, diverse multicultural classroom scenarios allow readers to assess themselves with multiple choice decision-making questions, asking what readers know about reading practice. The book will be useful for all students who want to self-assess their fundamental knowledge of reading instruction, adequately prepare for their own state reading certification exams, or assess their core knowledge of literacy instruction if they are engaged in alternative certification programs.

Heinemann. Are you prepared to teach reading? will help students prepare for state certification examinations on reading instruction and self-regulate their own learning about teaching reading. Used book in Good Condition.

The Fountas & Pinnell Literacy Continuum, Expanded Edition: A Tool for Assessment, Planning, and Teaching, PreK-8

Heinemann. These behaviors and understandings describe what students will be expected to do in order to effectively read and understand the text. Used book in Good Condition. Rediscover the fountas & pinnell literacy continuum, expanded edition to: elevate your language and literacy expertise develop an understanding of the demands of texts on readers build your understanding of the reading and writing process and how it changes over time hone your observation of students' literacy behaviors teach toward student integration of the Systems of Strategic Actions articulate the literacy curriculum within and across grade levels activate the responsive teaching that meets students where they are and brings them forward with intention and precision build professional learning opportunities with colleagues create a common vision and common language for literacy in your school.

Each instructional context contributes substantially, in different but complementary ways, to students' development of the literacy process. There has never been a more comprehensive resource available to teachers that does what the continuum does - provide specific behaviors and understandings that are required at each level for students to demonstrate thinking within, beyond, and about the text.

The literacy continuum provides a way to look for specific evidence of learning from prekindergarten through grade eight, and across eight instructional contexts. With this indispensable literacy tool, Fountas and Pinnell remind you of The Literacy Continuum's critical role in transforming literacy teaching and learning.


Purposeful Play for Early Childhood Phonological Awareness Classroom Resources

Heinemann. Through singing songs, rhymes, students will gain quality speech practice and learn how to isolate sounds and recognize individual words, syllables, or tossing balls of yarn, engaging in role-playing games, and phonemes. Both were eager to share their ideas and passion for education with other classroom leaders.

. Heinemann. Used book in Good Condition. This resource is correlated to College and Career Readiness Standards. About shell education Rachelle Cracchiolo started the company with a friend and fellow teacher. The story continued in 2004 with the launch of Shell Education and the introduction of professional resources and classroom application books designed to support Teacher Created Materials curriculum resources.

Alternate suggestions at the end of each activity are also included to make accommodating modifications for diverse learners. Purposeful play for early childhood Phonological Awareness offers 70 lessons that are grouped according to phonological skills and include kinesthetic, visual, and aural representations.

Today, teacher created materials and Shell Education are two of the most recognized names in educational publishing around the world. What began as a hobby, selling lesson plans to local stores, became a part-time job after a full day of teaching, and eventually blossomed into Teacher Created Materials.

Provide students with purposeful practice and fun activities that focus on detecting, manipulating, and interacting with the sounds of language.

Reading, Writing, and Talk: Inclusive Teaching Strategies for Diverse Learners, K-2 Language and Literacy Series

Heinemann. Teachers College Pr. Uses vivid classroom examples to show how teachers and students build on diversities as strengths, fostering educational success. Includes the voices of teachers who employ theoretically informed and equitable language and literacy teaching practices in their own K–2 classrooms.

Featured teaching strategies foster academic success, cultural competence, and critical consciousness―leading students to read their worlds and question educational and societal inequities. Early childhood teachers will find this book invaluable as they consider effective ways to teach diverse children.

Unique in its focus on equitable, and culturally relevant language and literacy teaching, fully inclusive, this important book will help K–2 teachers rethink and reconceptualize their own practices. Book features: showcases culturally relevant and inclusive ways of teaching reading and writing in the early childhood classroom.

. Readers are invited into classrooms where racially, culturally, and linguistically diverse children’s experiences, unique strengths, and expertise are supported and valued. This book introduces a variety of inclusive strategies for teaching language and literacy in kindergarten through 2nd grade. Used book in Good Condition.

Chapters focus on oral language, reading, and writing development and include diverse possibilities for culturally relevant and inclusive teaching. The hands-on examples and strategies portrayed will help educators expand their thinking and repertoires regarding what is possible―and needed―in the language and literacy education curriculum.