Foster young children's early literacy skills and build a strong foundation for reading!
Emphasizing the importance of providing emerging readers with the skills for future literacy success, Early Reading First and Beyond is a comprehensive resource that helps early childhood educators develop children's readiness for kindergarten by providing creative learning experiences based on the most current literacy research.
In reader-friendly terms, Susan E. Israel illustrates how to create rich learning environments, provide activities to engage young minds, and promote the important language, cognitive, and early reading skills necessary to encourage learners' self-confidence. Teachers will find proven practices, assessment tools, guidelines for meeting individual learning needs, examples, advice for professional development sessions, and connections to International Reading Association standards.
This book presents essential information for understanding and implementing the core components of an Early Reading First program:
- Designing early childhood programs of excellence
- School-parent partnerships
- Oral language development
- Phonological awareness
- Print awareness
- Alphabetic knowledge
- Early metacognitive thinking
Advocating strong connections between home and school, this accessible text offers teachers, early childhood education specialists, literacy coaches, administrators, and parents the appropriate tools to make a significant, positive difference in young children's futures.