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Teach Smarter


Teach Smarter

Literacy Strategies for Early Childhood Teachers
1. Aufl.

von: Vanessa J. Levin

19,99 €

Verlag: Wiley
Format: EPUB
Veröffentl.: 07.05.2021
ISBN/EAN: 9781119698906
Sprache: englisch
Anzahl Seiten: 192

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<p><b>Discover new, practical methods  for teaching literacy skills in your early childhood classroom. <br /><br /></b>Has teaching early literacy skills become a stumbling block to getting your preschool students kindergarten ready? Break out of the tired “letter of the week” routine and learn how to transform your lessons with fun and effective techniques. <i>Teach Smarter: Literacy Strategies for Early Childhood Teachers</i> will equip teachers to infuse every aspect of their teaching with exciting hands-on literacy teaching methods that engage students and help them build authentic connections with books, so that 100% of their students will have a strong literacy foundation and will be fully prepared for success in kindergarten and beyond.</p> <p>Respected author Vanessa Levin, veteran early childhood educator and author of the “Pre-K Pages” blog, breaks down the research and translates it into realistic, actionable steps you can take to improve your teaching.</p> <ul> <li>Features specific examples of teaching techniques and activities that engage students in hands-on, experiential learning during circle time, centers, and small groups.</li> <li>Offers a simple, four-step system for teaching literacy skills, based on the foundational principles of early literacy teaching</li> <li>Demonstrates how to build your confidence in your ability to get 100% of your students ready for kindergarten, long before the end of the school year</li> </ul> <p>Understand the problems with traditional literacy teaching and identify gaps in your current teaching practice with this valuable resource.</p>
<p>Introduction xiii</p> <p><b>STEP 1: The Alphabet 1</b></p> <p>Chapter 1: Next Time Won’t You Sing with Me? 3</p> <p>Chapter 2: The #1 Well-Intentioned Literacy Mistake and How to Avoid It 9</p> <p>Chapter 3: Where to Start with Teaching the Alphabet 17</p> <p>Chapter 4: Your Alphabet Questions Answered 23</p> <p>Chapter 5: What Learning the Alphabet Looks Like 33</p> <p>Chapter 6: Alphabet Reflection 41</p> <p><b>STEP 2: Print Awareness 47</b></p> <p>Chapter 7: What Is Print Awareness? 49</p> <p>Chapter 8: What Does Learning Print Awareness Look Like in the Classroom? 57</p> <p>Chapter 9: Print Awareness Reflection 69</p> <p><b>STEP 3: Phonological Awareness 75</b></p> <p>Chapter 10: Phonological Awareness: What It Is and Why It’s Important 77</p> <p>Chapter 11: Where to Start with Phonological Awareness 83</p> <p>Chapter 12: Your Phonological Awareness Questions Answered 89</p> <p>Chapter 13: What Learning Phonological Awareness Skills Looks Like 95</p> <p>Chapter 14: Phonological Awareness Reflection 103</p> <p><b>STEP 4: Oral Language 111</b></p> <p>Chapter 15: Oral Language: What It Is and Why It’s Important 113</p> <p>Chapter 16: Where to Start with Oral Language 117</p> <p>Chapter 17: Oral Language Reflection 127</p> <p>Chapter 18: Case Studies 135</p> <p>Chapter 19: What’s Next? 143</p>
<p><b>VANESSA LEVIN</b> is the creator of Pre-K Pages, one of the Internet’s most popular resource websites for teachers of young children. With more than 20 years of classroom teaching experience, Vanessa encourages and supports early childhood educators around the world via her Teaching Trailblazers mentorship program. Her mission is to bridge the gap between Preschool/pre-K and the world of K-12 education.</p>
<p><b>Learn modern and effective literacy techniques for your early childhood classroom</b></p><p>In <i>Teach Smarter: Literacy Strategies for Early Childhood Teachers</i>, accomplished educator and teaching coach Vanessa Levin delivers a practical guide to help teachers infuse their lessons with vibrant and meaningful hands-on instruction that will not only engage students, but also help them build meaningful connections to both spoken and written language. You’ll discover how to create a strong literacy foundation in each one of your students and fully prepare them for success in kindergarten and beyond.</p><p>You’ll find specific examples of hands-on, experiential teaching techniques and activities that interest and delight students, as well as a four-step system for teaching literacy skills based on the foundational principles of early literacy teaching. Finally, you’ll become more confident in your ability to get 100% of your students ready for kindergarten, long before the end of your time with them.</p><p>“Vanessa Levin continues to share her creative, holistic teaching style in this must have book for all teachers and parents of young children! At a time when standardized testing has attempted to erase developmentally appropriate practices, early childhood educators need to teach the whole child and follow Levin’s recommendations to <i>teach smarter</i>!”<BR>—<b>ANNA ARLOTTA-GUERRERO, Ph.D.</b> University of Pittsburgh School of Education</p><p>“The perfect book for early childhood educators who refuse to settle for the status quo. Levin’s practical tips – embedded in her highly engaging and relatable anecdotes – make this a must-have on your teaching resource shelf.”<BR>—<b>DANNY BRASSELL, Ph.D.</b> Bestselling author and co-creator of theREADINGhabit.com</p><p>“Vanessa’s insightful and proven approach to helping young children build strong literacy skills in a classroom setting will not overwhelm you, it will invigorate you!”<BR>—<b>DEBORAH J. STEWART, M.Ed.</b> Early Childhood Educator and Author</p>

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