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Language and Literacy

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Are You Listening?
Fostering Conversations that Help Young Children Learn

Author(s): Lisa Burman (click on the author's name for more titles)

Conversations are more than an exchange of words; they are the core of the teaching method discussed in Are You Listening?

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RRP $62.95

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Basics of Supporting Dual Language Learners
An Introduction for Educators of Children from Birth through Age 8

Author(s): Karen N Nemeth (click on the author's name for more titles)

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.

Whether you are an experienced early childhood educator or new to the field, this volume provides relevant information that will enable you to meet the needs of young dual language learners with success.

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RRP $60.95

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Children as Illustrators
Making Meaning through Language

Author(s): Susan C Thompson (click on the author's name for more titles)

Art and literacy experiences can be integrated into the classroom to great effect, and Susan Thompson shows us how. Interpreting and creating pictorial representations is an important step on the road to literacy, as is experimenting with combinations of symbols and text.

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Children's Language
Connecting Reading, Writing, and Talk

Author(s): Judith Wells Lindfors (click on the author's name for more titles)

The more teachers understand about how children learn to talk, the more they can help children become avid, joyful readers and writers. Drawing on a large body of research and her own volunteer work at a family shelter, Judith Lindfors concisely identifies several important commonalities across oral and written language. Taking the compelling perspective that it's all language, she traces childrens emergent literacy from infancy through the early school years.

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Children, Language, and Literacy
Diverse Learners in Diverse Times

Author(s): Anne Haas Dyson, Celia Genishi (click on the author's name for more titles)

This book celebrates the genius of young children as they learn language and literacy in our diverse times.

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RRP $49.95

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Communicating and Socialising Book/DVD (limited stock available)
Observation Sequences

This contains source sequences rich in examples of communication, language, social and emotional development that can be used with a variety of aims and observation techniques. Sequences are arranged chronologically fron 15 months to 6.5 years

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Creating Readers
Over 100 Activities, Games, Fingerplays, Songs, Tongue Twisters, Poems and Stories

Author(s): Pam Schiller (click on the author's name for more titles)

This invaluable resource gives teachers and parents the tools to teach pre-reading skills, develop the child's desire to read as well as the skills needed to begin reading. Starts children ages 3 to 8 towards a future rich with books and reading.

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RRP $67.95

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Don't Leave the Story in the Book
Using Literature to Guide Inquiry in Early Childhood Classrooms

Author(s): Mary Hynes-Berry (click on the author's name for more titles)

Drawing from 30 years of teaching and professional development experience, this book 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

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Everyday Literacy
Environmental Print Activities for Young Children Ages 3 to 8

Author(s): Stephanie Mueller (click on the author's name for more titles)

The activities in Everyday Literacy  integrate environmental print, words, letters, and symbols found in everyday life into a curriculum that makes it easy to encourage children's literacy every day. Young children develop literacy through direct involvement in meaningful experiences with print. Everyday Literacy provides hands-on ideas for turning newspapers, signs and signals in the community, and catalogues and magazines into literacy experiences.

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Fee, Fie Phonemic Awareness
130 Prereading Activities For Preschoolers

Author(s): Mary Hohman (click on the author's name for more titles)

Phonemic awareness is the ability to recognize the smallest sound units that make up words. This has been identified by reading experts as an essential skill that prepares children for reading.

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RRP $58.95

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Firm Foundations for Early Literacy (Documentary) Book/DVD (limited stock available)
From 0 to 5 Years

Laying firm foundations for early literacy skills is about the learning that goes on before actual reading and writing. Children need to build these foundations from the right kind of experiences and support from their very first year. This film starts at three months and follows various children at home and at nursery up till 5 years. It shows what young children need to be able to do, before they are ready to be taught how to read and write

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From Lullabies to Literature
Stories in the Lives of Infants and Toddlers

Author(s): Anne Kennedy, Anne Stonehouse, Jennifer Birckmayer (click on the author's name for more titles)

Sprinkled with helpful and delightful vignettes and ideas for stories to share, From Lullabies to Literature explains how the many types of stories and story experiences are best used with very young children, with a particular focus on using books, and how caregivers can plan and provide story experiences most effectively, including by partnering with families.

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Here's the Story
Using Narrative to Promote Young Children's Language and Literacy Learning

Author(s): Daniel Meier (click on the author's name for more titles)

Featuring contributions from a unique mix of authors - classroom teachers, teacher educators, and children's book authors - this volume explores the value of stories in promoting childrens language and literacy learning.

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RRP $60.95

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I Love Letters
More Than 200 Quick & Easy Ways to Introduce Young Children to Letters and Literacy

Author(s): Holly Karapetkova, Jean Feldman (click on the author's name for more titles)

Children are naturally curious about letters and will be excited about learning them when they are introduced in a multi-sensory playful way. The activities in this book expose children to letters and literacy in diverse and fun filled ways helping them to become avid and successful readers.

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RRP $38.95

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Incredible Edible Science
Recipes for Developing Science and Literacy Skills

Author(s): Rick Krustchinsky, Liz Plaster (click on the author's name for more titles)

This book provides everything you need to teach important science and literacy skills to children in exciting ways. These food-based activities are developmentally appropriate and provide a hands-on tool that will inspire children's curiosity and learning. It includes an overview of brain development and educational theory; tips on getting organised; cooking safety and health guidelines and emphasises the six basic science process skills - observing, classifying, communicating, measuring, inferring, and predicting.

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