Read, Write, Play, Learn

Read, Write, Play, Learn

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Teaching kindergarten has never been as challenging as it is today. For many, the biggest challenge is trying to balance play-based learning and explicit instruction ; child-centered and teacher-guided curricula ; whole-class, small-group, and individual structures. This book shows how to maintain balance to best serve our youngest learners. With one foot in early literacy and one foot in the kindergarten classroom, Lori offers a research-based, practical overview of how to set kindergartners on the journey to becoming readers and writers. Chapters provide the perfect blend of research and practice, making the book ideal for both new and experienced teachers. Teachers, teacher leaders, and teacher educators will find not only best practices, but also a wealth of ideas and strategies to add to their teaching toolboxes, as well as engaging classroom photos and examples of student work.Research suggests that the speaking vocabulary of children entering first grade predicts not only their word reading ability at the end of that grade (SAcnAcchal aamp; Cornell, 1993) but is even linked to their reading comprehension in 11th grade ( Cunningham aamp; Stanovich, 1997). ... Cloze exercises, in which students must fill in missing words in a piece of text, can indicate both reading comprehension andanbsp;...

Title:Read, Write, Play, Learn
Author: Lori Jamison Rog
Publisher:International Reading Assoc. - 2011-08-29

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