Storytimes for Everyone!: Developing Young Children's Language and Literacy

Storytimes for Everyone!: Developing Young Children's Language and Literacy


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"Recognizing that informed, caring adults are critical to supporting early literacy development, this important resource builds on the concepts introduced in the second edition of the ALSC/PLA Every
Child Ready to Read® initiative. Offering practical suggestions for incorporating early literacy information and strategies into the storytime setting, early literacy authorities Ghoting and Martin-Díaz
◗◗ Explain how young children develop knowledge critical for reading comprehension
◗◗ Discuss five vital storytime practices (singing, talking, reading, writing, and playing) which adults can be taught to use at home
◗◗ Present dozens of storytimes for babies/toddlers, twos, and preschoolers, that engage adults while keeping their children in focus
◗◗ Address how young bilingual children acquire language, and other current research
Featuring a variety of songs, projects, and activities, this book can be used at the library, at home, or anywhere else storytimes take place."

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780838911693
Publisher: ALA Editions
Publication date: 12/15/2012
Pages: 296
Sales rank: 514,322
Product dimensions: 7.00(w) x 10.00(h) x 0.62(d)

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments ix

Introduction xi

Part I Learning It

1 Early Literacy Research 3

2 Early Literacy and Your Storytimes 29

3 English-Language Learners in Storytimes 39

4 Screen Time and Storytime 45

5 Using Informational Books with Young Children 49

Part II Doing It

6 Preparing for Early Literacy Enhanced Storytimes: Using Components, Practices, and Asides 75

7 Sample Storytimes for Infants and Toddlers 85

8 Sample Storytimes for Two- and Three-Year-Olds 121

9 Sample Storytimes for Preschoolers 145

Part III Making It Your Own

10 Building Your Early Literacy Enhanced Storytime 169

11 Storytime Extras 179

12 Early Literacy Asides 209

13 Evaluation and Assessment 239

Bibliography 259

Index 269

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