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Creating Readers

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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)

ISBN: 9780876592588

Binding: Paperback

Size: 217mm x 280mm

Published by: Gryphon House

RRP $67.95


An exhaustive compilation of resources, this book gives helpful ideas for preparing preschoolers to get ready to read. The author discusses the debate between the systematic instruction of phonics versus the whole-language approach, and follows a developmental sequence to achieve the desire and skills needed for reading. Chapters cover comprehending stories, developing oral language and following directions, understanding the functions of print (spatial concepts, story maps, and creative writing), and acquiring reading skills. About 100 pages are devoted to games and activities for learning each letter of the alphabet, e.g., the letter "A" has nine pages about learning the short and long "A." Appendixes include assessment checklists for noting progress, patterns for flannel boards and other props, recipes, and a glossary.