Contents

 

 

Foreword

 

vi

 

 

Introduction

 

1

   

 Guide to This Book

 

2

 

 

Promoting Children’s Reading Success

 

5

   

 Circumstances That Promote Reading

 

8

 

 

Growing Up to Read Birth Through Age Four

 

15

   

 Key Aspects of Language and Literacy, Activities for Very Young Children

 

19

   

 ★Extended Vocabulary and Language Development

 

 

   

 ★Phonological Awareness

 

 

   

 ★Speech Discrimination

 

 

   

 ★Knowledge of Narrative

 

 

   

 ★Book and Print Awareness

 

 

   

 ★Functions of Print

 

 

   

 ★Print Concepts

 

 

   

 ★Letter and Early Word Recognition

 

 

   

 ★Comprehension

 

 

   

 ★Literacy as a Source of Enjoyment★

 

 

   

 Literacy—from Parent to Child

 

42

   

 Talking to a Baby: Day Care Environments

 

43

   

 High-Quality Preschool

 

44

   

 Language and Literacy Activities in Preschool

 

46

   

 ★Phonological Awareness

 

 

   

 ★Sociodramatic Play

 

 

   

 ★Listening

 

 

   

 ★Oral Language

 

 

   

 ★Shared Reading

 

 

   

 ★Exposure to Books

 

 

   

 ★Letter-Naming

 

 

   

 ★Writing

 

 

   

 ★Computer-Based Literacy★

 

 

   

 Accomplishments of the Very Young Child

 

58

   

 Early Childhood Educators

 

58

 

 

Becoming Real Readers Kindergarten Through Grade Three

 

61

   

 Individual Children

 

61

   

 The Kindergarten Challenge

 

65

   

 What Must Be Accomplished—Goals of Kindergarten

 

65

   

 Activities and Practices for Kindergartners

 

66

   

 ★Book and Print Awareness

 

 

   

 ★Phonological Awareness

 

 

   

 ★Language, Comprehension, and Response to Text

 

 

   

 ★Letter Recognition, Decoding, and Word Recognition

 

 

   

 ★Spelling and Writing

 

 

   

 Accomplishments of the Kindergarten Student

 

84



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