101 Ways to Teach the Alphabet

Author: Katie Stokes
Publisher:
ISBN: 9780998714509
Format: PDF
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This book offers parents, teachers, and caregivers 101 creative, multi-sensory, and hands-on activities to help children develop skills and understanding in the four key areas of alphabet knowledge: letter shapes, letter names, letter sounds, and the ability to write letters. Your purchase includes digital access to more than 800 pages of printable alphabet resources to use with the activities in the book. Research shows that successful reading begins with recognizing letters and knowing the sounds they make. Therefore, teaching the alphabet is a great way for caring adults to set young children on the road to reading success. Inside this treasured resource book you will find:"How to" ideas for making letter learning fun and relevant to your childAnswers to common questions such as:* Do I teach letter names or letter sounds first?* Do I teach uppercase letters or lowercase letters first?* In what order should I teach the letters?* How many letters should I introduce at a time? * What letter style should I teach first: print, D'Nealian, or cursive?* How do I teach letters that make more than one sound?Practical advice for dealing with common letter learning challenges, such as:* Developing the proper pencil grip* Writing with the proper strokes* Reversing lettersWith 101 Ways to Teach the Alphabet, learning letters is fun and easy!

Teach Your Child to Read in 100 Easy Lessons

Author: Siegfried Engelmann
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 0671631985
Format: PDF, Mobi
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With more than half a million copies in print, Teach Your Child to Read in 100 Easy Lessons is the definitive guide to giving your child the reading skills needed now for a better chance at tomorrow, while bringing you and your child closer together. Is your child halfway through first grade and still unable to read? Is your preschooler bored with coloring and ready for reading? Do you want to help your child read, but are afraid you’ll do something wrong? Teach Your Child to Read in 100 Easy Lessons is a complete, step-by-step program that shows patents simply and clearly how to teach their children to read. Twenty minutes a day is all you need, and within 100 teaching days your child will be reading on a solid second-grade reading level. It’s a sensible, easy-to-follow, and enjoyable way to help your child gain the essential skills of reading. Everything you need is here—no paste, no scissors, no flash cards, no complicated directions—just you and your child learning together. One hundred lessons, fully illustrated and color-coded for clarity, give your child the basic and more advanced skills needed to become a good reader.

How Children Learn

Author: John Holt
Publisher: Da Capo Press
ISBN: 0786746904
Format: PDF, Docs
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This enduring classic of educational thought offers teachers and parents deep, original insight into the nature of early learning. John Holt was the first to make clear that, for small children, “learning is as natural as breathing.” In this delightful yet profound book, he looks at how we learn to talk, to read, to count, and to reason, and how we can nurture and encourage these natural abilities in our children.”

How People Learn

Author: National Research Council
Publisher: National Academies Press
ISBN: 0309131979
Format: PDF, Docs
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First released in the Spring of 1999, How People Learn has been expanded to show how the theories and insights from the original book can translate into actions and practice, now making a real connection between classroom activities and learning behavior. This edition includes far-reaching suggestions for research that could increase the impact that classroom teaching has on actual learning. Like the original edition, this book offers exciting new research about the mind and the brain that provides answers to a number of compelling questions. When do infants begin to learn? How do experts learn and how is this different from non-experts? What can teachers and schools do-with curricula, classroom settings, and teaching methods--to help children learn most effectively? New evidence from many branches of science has significantly added to our understanding of what it means to know, from the neural processes that occur during learning to the influence of culture on what people see and absorb. How People Learn examines these findings and their implications for what we teach, how we teach it, and how we assess what our children learn. The book uses exemplary teaching to illustrate how approaches based on what we now know result in in-depth learning. This new knowledge calls into question concepts and practices firmly entrenched in our current education system. Topics include: How learning actually changes the physical structure of the brain. How existing knowledge affects what people notice and how they learn. What the thought processes of experts tell us about how to teach. The amazing learning potential of infants. The relationship of classroom learning and everyday settings of community and workplace. Learning needs and opportunities for teachers. A realistic look at the role of technology in education.

101 Alphabet Activities

Author: School Specialty Publishing
Publisher: Totline Publications
ISBN: 9781570294853
Format: PDF, Mobi
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Teach the alphabet using 101 Alphabet Activities for grades PK–1. This 80-page resource features 101 teaching ideas, each related to the theme of its title, and includes activities that span multiple curriculum areas, including math, language development, science, art, and music. This book aligns with state and national standards.

Your Own ABC

Author: Marcie Baron
Publisher: Annick Press
ISBN: 9781550374971
Format: PDF, Kindle
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Your Own ABC is unique, designed to be customized for or by the individual child. Every page features two letters of the alphabet, each accompanied by a colorful illustration of a familiar item, as well as two "peek-a-boo" flaps. These spaces are designed to accommodate a photo or drawing of a favorite person, toy or pet in the child's life. Full color.

Reading Reflex

Author: Carmen Mcguiness
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 0684853671
Format: PDF, Kindle
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Describes the reading education system and provides detailed instructions and diagnostic tests for use by parents

Engaging Children with Print

Author: Laura M. Justice
Publisher: Guilford Publications
ISBN: 1462514839
Format: PDF, Kindle
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Preschool teachers and early childhood professionals know that storybook reading is important, but they may not know how to maximize its benefits for later reading achievement. This indispensable guide presents research-based techniques for using reading aloud to intentionally and systematically build children's knowledge of print. Simple yet powerful strategies are provided for teaching preschoolers about book and print organization, print meaning, letters, and words, all while sharing engaging, commercially available books. Appendices include a detailed book list and 60 reproducibles that feature activities and prompts keyed to each text.