Designing Early Literacy Programs: Strategies for At-Risk Preschool and Kindergarten Children

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CHAPTER 1.Who Is at Risk for Reading Difficulties?: Implications for Early Literacy Programs Literacy for All: Reading on Grade Level by Third Grade, 1 Risk Factors: The Child, 5 Risk Factors: Family and Community, 8 Implications for Early Literacy Programs, 11 Chapter Summary, 131
CHAPTER 2.Understanding Literacy Development Developmental Continuum of Literacy Acquisition, 14 Awareness and Exploration, 15 Experimenting Reading and Writing, 21 Early Reading and Writing, 26 The Literacy Continuum Revisited, 28 Chapter Summary, 2914
CHAPTER 3.Using Assessment to Make Instructional Decisions Effective and Appropriate Early Literacy Assessment, 32 Effective Assessment Practices, 34 Using Assessment Tasks, 38 Observing Children's Use of Literacy in Classroom Activities, 46 Chapter Summary, 4832
CHAPTER 4.Language- and Literacy-Rich Classrooms How Children Learn about Literacy, 49 Space, Materials, and Classroom Arrangement, 54 Chapter Summary, 6649
CHAPTER 5.Language Development: Gateway to Literacy Establishing a High-Quality Language Environment, 67 Classroom Conversations, 70 Bridging the Gap between Spoken and Written Language, 78 Chapter Summary, 8367

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