Author(s): Carol Vukelich; James Christie; Billie Jean Enz

Language and Literacy

The core content, teaching strategies, and practical applications that prospective early childhood educators need to help children learn language and literacy

Helping Young Children Learn Language and Literacy takes a reader-friendly, child-focused approach to teaching the language arts. It provides pre- and in-service teachers with sound instructional strategies to facilitate children's reading, writing, speaking, and listening development from birth through kindergarten.

Recognizing that children are at the heart of good language and literacy teaching, the book focuses on four central themes: a perspective on teaching and learning that blends constructivism and science-based instruction, respect for diversity, instruction-based assessment, and family involvement in literacy learning. Each chapter identifies clear learning goals and offers opportunities for readers to check their knowledge and apply what they have learned. Real-world classroom examples and case studies bring concepts to life, helping prospective teachers connect theories to strategies they can use in their own classrooms.

The 5th Edition includes up-to-date research, an increased emphasis on standards, and contains new features that reflect recent developments in the field of language arts education.

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Product Information

General Fields

  • : 9780205532674
  • : Allyn & Bacon, Incorporated
  • : 0.517
  • : February 2007
  • : .45 Centimeters X 21.6 Centimeters X 27.6 Centimeters
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : Carol Vukelich; James Christie; Billie Jean Enz
  • : Paperback
  • : English
  • : 372.6
  • : 288