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Early Childhood Language Arts, Fifth Edition,offers a more comprehensive look at early childhood literacy education than any other text, integrating the language arts - listening, speaking, reading, and writing In response to the call for evidence-based reading instruction, the Fifth Edition includes research-based teaching strategies and information on brain research, bilingual education, technology, and the mediars"s influences on young children. The text provides instructors with a synthesis of the information on language arts gleaned from research on emergent literacy, early childhood education, and special education. It also underscores what is being emphasized in early childhood teacher accreditation programsnamely, responding to the increasingly diverse needs of young language learners in inclusive settings, working with parents and families, and collaborating with professionals in other fields. In addition, the text now has more in-depth coverage of childrenrs"s literature, diverse language learners, and pedagogy in the language arts through the three chapter features:Links with Literature,English Language Learners (ELLs), andHow do Ihellip;?
Mary Renck Jalongo is a professor at Indiana University of Pennsylvania where she earned the university-wide outstanding professor award and coordinates the Doctoral Program in Curriculum and Instruction. She has published more than 25 books including: Creative Thinking and Arts-Based Learning (4th ed., Merrill/Prentice Hall), Exploring Your Role: An Introduction to Early Childhood Education (3rd ed., Merrill/Prentice Hall), Major Trends and Issues in Early Childhood Education (2nd ed., Teachers College Press), and two NAEYC publications (Learning to Listen, Listening to Learn and Young Children and Picture Books). Dr. Jalongo has earned seven national awards for writing, including two Position Papers for the Association for Childhood Education International. She has been the editor of Early Childhood Education Journal since 1995 and has made presentations on various aspects of early childhood education throughout the world.
Table of Contents
PART ONE • Language Learning in Context
Chapter 1 Appreciating Diversity and Educating the Young English Language Learners
Chapter 2 Optimizing Every Child’s Language Growth through Family Literacy
PART TWO • Oral Language
Chapter 3 Understanding Language Development in Early Childhood Chapter 4 Helping Young Children Become Better Listeners Chapter 5 Supporting the Speaking Abilities of the Very Young Chapter 6 Using Narrative and Expository Texts to Foster Growth in Literacy
PART THREE • Literacy with Print
Chapter 7 Fostering Growth in Emergent Literacy Chapter 8 Supporting Early and Independent Reading
Chapter 9 Leading Young Children to Literature
PART FOUR • Written Language and Symbol Systems
Chapter 10 Drawing and Writing to Communicate Chapter 11 Understanding Media Influences and Applying Technology
PART FIVE • The Teacher of Language Arts
Chapter 12 Designing and Managing a Language Arts Program
Chapter 13 Documenting Children’s Progress in the Language Arts