Building Early Literacy Skills through Quality Read-Alouds

Author: Laura M. Justice,Amy E. Sofka

Publisher: Guilford Publications

ISBN: 1462514839

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 214

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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.
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Author: Scholastic

Publisher: Cartwheel Books

ISBN: 9781338255911

Category:

Page: 28

View: 9934

Arrows and bouncy rhymes guide the reader in making the correct shape for both uppercase and lowercase letters for future handwriting success. Delightful illustrations and flaps add to the appeal of this fun first alphabet book. Visual, kinaesthetic, and auditory learning styles are all catered for to make this alphabet book just-right for your little one.
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Author: Joan Hoffman

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781589477476

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 64

View: 993

School Zone sticker workbooks provide a fun-filled introduction to important readiness skills. Each workbook is carefully designed and reviewed by teachers to promote your child's early learning success. The interesting activities, clear directions, and interactive stickers will provide hours of educational fun for your child. The Get Ready for School sticker workbook introduces your child to a variety of readiness basics through playful activities. The interesting lessons focus on counting and adding objects and money, interpreting graphs, identifying basic geometric shapes and patterns, understanding sequences, identifying beginning sounds, matching and comparing, reviewing alphabetical and numerical order, and more. Letter, number, and picture stickers enhance your child's learning adventure. (64 pages | Ages: 4-6)
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365 fun, creative, screen-free activities to stimulate your toddler every day of the year.

Author: Trish Kuffner

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1442404868

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 508

View: 2863

The Toddler’s Busy Book should be required reading for anyone raising or teaching toddlers, it is written with warmth and sprinkled with humor and insight. Toddler's Busy Book contains 365 screen-free activities (one for each day of the year) for one-and-a-half- to three-year-olds using things found around the home. It shows parents, babysitters, and daycare providers how to: —Save money by making your own supplies of “magic mud,” all-purpose bubble solution, homemade face paint, edible egg-yoke paint (for cookies), peanut butter playdough, and ornamental frosting. —Get organized for your toddler by keeping a “baker’s box” full of unbreakable cooking tools in the kitchen your child can help with or play with; make a “busy bag” full of toys and stuffed animals for your child when you take him to the doctor or hairdresser. Or make a “crazy can” full of stuff that’s fun to play with so when you don’t know what to do next, just reach for the crazy can. —Prevent boredom during even the longest stretches of rainy or cold weather with ideas for indoor play like “hide the beanbag,” or making a homemade sandbox (fill a cardboard box or plastic baby bathtub with puffed wheat cereal or foam packing peanuts), or suspend balloons from the ceiling and give your child a plastic baseball bat or a gift-wrap tube to bat the balloons, or set up a “tickle trunk” to hold a variety of hats, wigs, masks and costume jewelry and princess crowns for imaginative play. —Get your child moving by making a “toddler obstacle course,” or by paint-dancing, or by holding a “mini olympics,” or by dancing (when the music starts) and falling down (when the music stops), or Jell-O jumping (in the bathtub). —Learn how to expand your child’s arts and crafts horizons by learning how to make a “popcorn picture” (with popcorn, construction paper, and a glue stick); a “gift-wrap collage”; fingerpaint in the bathtub, or make an “apple smile” (with a red apple and peanut butter). —Help children learn to have fun in the kitchen making fruit popsicles, zoo sandwiches, “mud balls” (using peanut butter and honey), “ants on a log” (using celery, peanut butter and raisins), and peanut butter sculptures (they’re fun to make and fun to eat). —Get your child started with music and rhythm by making a coffee can drum, a kazoo (starting with an empty toilet paper roll), or inviting your child to “strum” on corrugated cardboard with a spoon, —Teach your child about colors, numbers, letters and body parts: cut an apple open and count the seeds—then eat the apple slices, or play the color game in the supermarket (identifying fruits and vegetables of different colors), or ask your child to point to different body parts as you name them, or pour sand into a pie plate and ask your child to draw letters in the sand. —Celebrate holidays and birthdays with special projects and activities by making Halloween face paint, a Thanksgiving Turkey (starting with a small paper plate), a “Jack o’ Orange, a “stars and stripes” sponge painting, a shamrock necklace, a birthday memory book, valentine cookies, or a Rudolph sandwich. —Make car trips and walks around the block more fun by teaching your child nursery rhymes and finger plays, including “Five Little Monkeys” (use fingers to indicate the number of monkeys), or recite “Walking Through the Jungle” while taking a walk and miming the actions; or, recite a familiar nursery rhyme and pause when you come to the rhyming word; see if your child can fill in the blank. —Teach your child practical skills like picking up all the stuffed animals (or toys) on the floor and throwing them into a laundry basket (you can say, “Let’s play “basket bear!”) or washing vegetables (it’s like washing your hands), or by washing the floor with a sponge and soapy water in a bucket (which turns your child into your helper). —Lure your child to bed at night with a “jungle safari” which involves searching for stuffed animals in the bedroom with a flashlight.
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Author: Siegfried Engelmann,Phyllis Haddox,Elaine Bruner

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 0671631985

Category: Education

Page: 395

View: 7941

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.
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Author: Barbara Gregorich,Lorie DeYoung

Publisher: School Zone Pub Co

ISBN: 9780887431388

Category: Education

Page: 64

View: 336

Written and reviewed by a mathematics specialist this workbook teaches and reinforces the math skills second graders need most. Skills include adding and subtracting to 18 adding and subtracting two- and three-digit numbers regrouping renaming beginning multiplication and more.
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16 Fun Nonfiction Books That Are Just Right for New Readers

Author: Lydia Carlin,Liza Charlesworth,Violet Findley,James Duhamel,Teddy Jones

Publisher: Teaching Resources

ISBN: 9780545650922

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: N.A

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Presents a collection of sixteen books that cover a variety of science topics--with a focus on animals--and basic concepts, as well as an activity book that ties an exercise to each volume in the set.
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Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780887431456

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 320

View: 8669

This Big Preschool Workbook combines popular 32-page School Zone workbooks into one convenient 320-page volume. Child-friendly exercises and full-color illustrations make learning fun. Use Big Workbooks to reinforce or review grade-level skills or prepare for the upcoming school year. Contents include: Same or Different, Mazes, Does It Belong, Uppercase Alphabet, Lowercase Alphabet, Thinking Skills, Preschool Basics, and Preschool Scholar. (Ages: 3-5 | 320 Pages)
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Professional Issues and Cases

Author: Gerald P. Koocher,Patricia Keith-Spiegel

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780803277762

Category: Law

Page: 230

View: 2789

Koocher and Keith-Spiegel introduce the reader to a variety of ethical and legal dilemmas that may arise for mental-health professionals working with children, adolescents, and their families. They offer advice on how to analyze problematic situations and arrive at appropriate decisions. A unique feature of the book is the inclusion of more than 130 vignettes drawn from court decisions and actual clinical incidents. Covering such topics as counseling in schools, psychotherapy in private practice, research in university laboratories, and testifying in court, the authors address a broad spectrum of concerns for professionals who attend to the mental health needs of children. Gerald P. Koocher is chief psychologist at Boston’s Children’s Hospital and an associate professor of psychology at Harvard Medical School. He is editor of the journal Ethics and Behavior and coauthor, with John E. O’Malley, of The Damocles Syndrome: Psycho-social Consequences of Surviving Childhood Cancer.
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Rise of the Balloon Goons / Day of the Night Crawlers / Attack of the Shadow Smashers / Chomp of the Meat-Eating Vegetables / Whack of the P-Rex

Author: Troy Cummings

Publisher: Notebook of Doom

ISBN: 9781338253368

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: N.A

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Making Centers Work

Author: Debbie Diller

Publisher: Stenhouse Publishers

ISBN: 1571103538

Category: Education

Page: 218

View: 3794

Practical suggestions to prepare over a dozen literacy work stations that link to instruction and make preparation and management easy for teachers.
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how we come to love books

Author: G. Robert Carlsen,Anne Sherrill

Publisher: Natl Council of Teachers

ISBN: N.A

Category: Education

Page: 155

View: 2014

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An Acitivity Zone Book

Author: Julie Orr,School Zone

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781601591661

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 96

View: 5263

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Author: Norman Bridwell

Publisher: Scholastic Inc.

ISBN: 0545529948

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 32

View: 7343

Read all about Clifford's BIG ideas! Classic Clifford reissued! It only takes a little to BE BIG! Meet Clifford and Emily Elizabeth in the original Clifford book! Clifford is big. Clifford is red. But most of all, Clifford knows how to BE A GOOD FRIEND. The BE BIG campaign invites everyone, big and small, to take action and raise awareness for how CLIFFORD'S BIG IDEAS can make the world a better place.
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A Guide for Enhancing Young Children's Language and Literacy Achievement

Author: Laura M. Justice,Khara L. Pence

Publisher: International Reading Assoc.

ISBN: 9780872075788

Category: Education

Page: 128

View: 5536

This essential research-based guide provides strategies and sample interactions that will help you to strengthen children's knowledge of written language, vocabulary, phonology, the alphabet, narrative discourse, and the world around them
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Author: Diana Murray

Publisher: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers

ISBN: 0316359262

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 40

View: 8395

Hunt for shapes of all kinds on this journey through a bustling city, illustrated by four-time Caldecott Honoree Bryan Collier! From shimmering skyscrapers to fluttering kites to twinkling stars high in the sky, everyday scenes become extraordinary as a young girl walks through her neighborhood noticing exciting new shapes at every turn. Far more than a simple concept book, City Shapes is an explosion of life. Diana Murray's richly crafted yet playful verse encourages readers to discover shapes in the most surprising places, and Bryan Collier's dynamic collages add even more layers to each scene in this ode to city living.
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Author: Jennifer E. Morris,Jennifer Morris

Publisher: Scholastic Inc.

ISBN: 1338113526

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 32

View: 9313

In this Level 1 Scholastic Reader, Alfie learns that the best way to get a delicious cookie is to say please! Alfie loves his mommy's cookies, and he wants one more than anything! But grabbing for one, fishing for one, and dressing up as a cookie inspector don't seem to work. His mommy says there is a better way. What is it? Beginning readers will learn proper manners with Alfie as his mommy teaches him to say the magic words.
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Reillustrated Edition

Author: Laura Ingalls Wilder

Publisher: HarperCollins

ISBN: 9780062377111

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 112

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Laura Ingalls is going to school! Join the original pioneer girl in this Little House chapter book, adapted from Laura Ingalls Wilder’s beloved classics. Illustrated with beautiful new black-and-white artwork, this repackaged edition includes bonus material such as games, activities, and more. The Ingalls family has settled near town, and it’s finally time for Laura and her sister Mary to start school. Laura wants to stay home and play, but Ma says she should be learning to read instead of running wild. Laura soon realizes she can learn and have fun at school, and she especially loves having new friends to play with at recess.
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