Creating Readers: Over 1000 Games, Activities, Tongue Twisters, Fingerplays, Songs, and Stories to Get Children Excited about Reading

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Gryphon House, Inc., 2001 - 447 páginas
Combining the language experience approach and phonics instruction, this guide provides parents and early childhood teachers a comprehensive resource for developing a strong foundation for pre-readers. The guide offers over 1,000 activities, games, fingerplays, songs, tongue-twisters, poems, and stories for the letters of the alphabet to develop a child's desire to read as well as the skills needed to begin reading. Following the introduction outlining basic principles of emergent literacy and realistic expectations for ages birth to 3 years, 3 to 4 years, and 5 years of age, the chapters of the book are as follows: (1) "Getting Ready," including listening games, language activities, and tips for reading aloud to children; (2) "Comprehending Stories," including enacting and dramatizing stories, using questions to enhance comprehension, and developing higher level thinking; (3) "Developing Oral Language," including extending and enriching vocabulary, and matching words to thoughts and actions; (4) "Understanding the Functions of Print," including understanding spatial orientation and recognizing part/whole relationships; and (5) "Acquiring Reading Skills," including recognizing sight words and developing phonological awareness. The guide's appendix includes assessment lists, patterns, sequence cards, recipes, games, and a glossary. (HTH)
 

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Contenido

Introduction 9
9
Chapter 1Getting Ready
17
Reading Aloud to Children
43
Chapter 2Comprehending Stories
49
Chapter 3Developing Oral Language
57
Chapter 4Understanding the Functions
75
Chapter 5Acquiring Reading Skills
93
Appendix 303
100
Sequence Cards
146
American Sign Language
246
Sound Word Cards
303
Appendix Contents
308
Glossary
420
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Pam Schiller, Ph.D., is an early childhood author, consultant, and highly sought after speaker. She has written numerous articles for early childhood journals, including Child Care Information Exchange and Texas Child Care Quarterly. Pam is the author of five early childhood curriculums, eleven children's books and more than 30 teacher and parent resource books.

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