Young Writers at Transition

Author: Daniel C. Tabor
Publisher: Psychology Press
ISBN: 9780415251778
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How does children's writing develop in the transition from primary to secondary school? Young Writers at Transition tracks a group of pupils from the end of Year 6 into the first half of Year 7. It analyses in detail the teaching and uses of writing at this important stage in their education, and uncovers some revealing findings concerning the experiences, perceptions and expectations of pupils, teachers and parents about writing. The authors link their findings to the broader issues of policy and our understanding about how writing is taught and used in transition. This timely book examines issues such as: * transition, continuity and progression, and how these can be managed to ensure standards do not suffer * the variety of teaching and uses of writing in Years 6 and 7 * secondary school teachers' views of writing, and what practice is most effective for them * different ways of thinking about transition, continuity and progression * how the National Literacy Strategy has affected continuity and progression in children's writing at transition. This interesting study of the uses of writing will be a valuable resource, with practical suggestions, to teachers and educators in primary and secondary schools.

Literacy and History in Action

Author: Thomas M. McCann
Publisher: Teachers College Press
ISBN: 0807757349
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This book offers a solid research and theoretical foundation for combining social studies and literacy instruction. A collaboration between a literacy scholar, two classroom teachers, and a school librarian, this volume also shows teachers how to engage middle and high school students in historical inquiry that incorporates literacy skills like reading complex texts and writing elaborated arguments. The authors present extended simulation actitvities that immerse students in three eras of US history: European incursions into North America, pre-Revolutionary War Colonialism, and the Civil War and Reconstruction. These simulations allow learners to experience these major periods of U.S. history while they discuss, read, and write in ways that align closely with the Common Core State Standards. The final chapter guides teachers in constructing their own classroom simulations and identitfies useful resources.

The Writing Classroom

Author: Janet Evans
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1134126867
Format: PDF, ePub
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This book brings together a collection of essays on the teaching of writing. It is a companion to Prue Goodwin’s The Literate Classroom and The Articulate Classroom and aims to: augment our existing knowledge about the teaching and learning of writing stimulate thought and provoke discussion about writing offer a blend of theory and practice give ‘food for thought’ and ideas for teaching writing to primary age children. The topic of writing is one which is under the spotlight with increasing regularity as politicians and policy makers move on from reading as an ‘issue’. This has already happened in England where the National Literacy Strategy is urging more emphasis on the teaching of writing to remedy weaknesses in this area.

Early Childhood Experiences in Language Arts Early Literacy

Author: Jeanne M. Machado
Publisher: Cengage Learning
ISBN: 1305544773
Format: PDF
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EARLY CHILDHOOD EXPERIENCES IN LANGUAGE ARTS: EARLY LITERACY, Eleventh Edition responds to national legislation, professional standards, and public concern about the development of young children's language and foundational literacy skills by providing current research-based instructional strategies in early language development. Activities throughout emphasize the relationship between listening, speaking, reading, writing (print), and viewing in language arts areas. This text addresses the cultural and ethnic diversity of children and provides techniques and tips for adapting curricula. Theory is followed by how-to suggestions and plentiful examples of classic books and stories, poems, finger plays, flannel board and alphabet experiences, puppetry, language games, drama, and phonemic and phonetic awareness activities. Students will also learn how, as teachers, they can best interact with children to promote appropriate language development, and how they can create a print-rich environment in the classroom. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

Patterns of Emergent Literacy

Author: Stuart McNaughton
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
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This is a book about how young children learn to do things with written language. It examines their emerging skills with written language in the early years of their lives. It looks at their learning and development in homes and communities, in early childhood settings and over the transition to school. The book seeks to understand the processes of this learning; to understand what children and their families do with written language, what living in different communities means for literacy, and the part families, communities, and educational settings play in development.

Early Childhood Curriculum for All Learners

Author: Ann M. Selmi
Publisher: SAGE Publications
ISBN: 1483322556
Format: PDF, Mobi
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Early Childhood Curriculum for All Learners: Integrating Play and Literacy Activities is designed to teach early childhood professionals about the latest research on play and early literacy and then to show them practical methods for adapting this research to everyday classroom practices that will encourage the development of learning skills. The authors link solid, play-based research to specific developmentally appropriate practices. By combining these two areas, the text demonstrates that academic learning and play activities are highly compatible, and that children can and do develop academic skills through play. In addition, the text focuses on socio-dramatic play, a recently acknowledged, essential aspect of child-initiated play interactions. It provides specific strategies that link these interactive behaviors with the early academic skills needed for the initial primary grades. Implementation of the information presented in this book will enable children to experience a richer transition into primary education classrooms.

Literacy Practices in Transition

Author: Anne Pitkänen-Huhta
Publisher: Multilingual Matters
ISBN: 1847698425
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Literacy Practices in Transition explores the connections between local, situated literacy practices and global processes of mobility in the geographical space of the Nordic countries, an example of contemporary mobile societies. The detailed empirical analyses show how these connections affect individuals, practices and policies; how the global and local meet in discourses and practices and how people need to (re)negotiate their way in the complex and messy spaces in which they move. The volume challenges current trends in the global standardization of language and literacy education. Instead, it promotes the idea of literacy as a multiple, multilingual, multimodal and constantly contestable and negotiable phenomenon, which calls for the development of language and literacy education that is sensitive to the needs and experiences of the individual actors.