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Written expressly for early childhood educators, and those who support their professional development, this handbook distills essential knowledge about how to help all PreK-3 learners succeed. Leading experts describe doable ways to create effective learning environments and implement instructional practices with a strong evidence base. Engaging vignettes illustrate discussions of such topics as differentiated instruction, response to intervention, the Common Core standards, social and emotional learning, assessment, and teaching across the curriculum. Each chapter links cutting-edge research to practical applications, examples, and professional development activities.
D. Ray Reutzel, PhD, is the Emma Eccles Jones Distinguished Professor and Endowed Chair of Early Childhood Education at Utah State University. He serves on the Board of Directors of the Literacy Research Association (2012-2015) and is a past president of the Association of Literacy Educators and Researchers and a past board member of the International Reading Association (IRA). A member of the Reading Hall of Fame, Dr. Reutzel received the John C. Manning Public School Service Award from the IRA. He has published more than 195 research reports, articles, book chapters, and books.
Table of Contents
I. All Stakeholders on Deck 1. How We Can Change the Odds for Children At Risk: Principles for Effective Leadership in Early Childhood, Susan B. Neuman 2. Every Teacher Learning: Professional Development Design in P-3 Literacy Practice, Kathleen A. Roskos 3. The Preparation of Early Childhood Teachers: Fundamental Components of a Teacher Education Program, Olivia N. Saracho 4. Involving Parents and Community Members: Coming Together for Children, Douglas R. Powell 5. Advocacy for Young Children: Engaging with Policymakers and the Politically Powerful, Judith E. Kieff II. One Size Doesn\u2019t Fit All 6. Designing and Managing Effective Early Childhood Classroom Environments, D. Ray Reutzel and Cindy D. Jones 7. Learning through Play, Lesley Mandel Morrow, Samantha B. Berkule, Alan L. Mendelsohn, Kellyanne M. Healey, and Carolyn Brockmeyer Cates 8. Differentiating Instruction, Carol Ann Tomlinson and Marcia B. Imbeau 9. Teaching Young English Learners, Claude Goldenberg, Judy Hicks, and Ira Lit 10. Timely Support for Struggling Learners: Response to Intervention, Amanda C. Miller, Jessica R. Toste, Douglas Fuchs, and Lynn S. Fuchs 11. Digital Reading and Writing: Pedagogy for the Digital Child, Linda D. Labbo and Silvia Noguer\u00f3n-Liu 12. Motivating and Engaging Children in Early Childhood Settings, M. Deanna Ramey and Linda B. Gambrell III. Effective Teaching Standards, Curricula, and Assessment 13. Common Core State Standards: Educating Young Children for Global Excellence, Timothy Shanahan 14. Effective Programs of Instruction for All Students, Michael McKenna and Sharon Walpole 15. Enhancing Social and Emotional Learning, Bonnie Brinton and Martin Fujiki 16. Assessing Young Children\u2019s Learning, Ruth Alfaro Piker and Abigail M. Jewkes 17. Assessing the Effectiveness of Environments and Instruction in Early Childhood Settings, Bridget E. Hatfield and Robert C. Pianta IV. Effective Instruction Across the Curriculum 18. Promoting Physical Literacy and Activity in Young Children, Jacqueline D. Goodway, John C. Ozmun, Shannon T. Dieringer, and Jihyun Lee 19. No Fine Art Left Behind: Creative and Expressive Education, Sylvia Munsen 20. Instructional Design That Leads the Development of Young Scientists, Susan A. Kirch 21. Solving Problems: Mathematics for Young Children, Douglas H. Clements and Julie Sarama 22. Read Me a Story: Reaping the Benefits of Reading for Young Children, Lea M. McGee 23. How Do You Write?: Writing for Young Children, Steven Graham and Karen R. Harris 24. Learning to Work It Out: Social Education for Young Students, Linda F. Levstik 25. Talk It Out: Building Oral Language, Christina Yeager Pelatti, Mary Beth Schmitt, and Laura M. Justice