Learning to Write and Loving It! Preschool–Kindergarten
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Learning to Write and Loving It! Preschool–Kindergarten

Foreword by Timothy Shanahan



© 2011 | 272 pages | Corwin

Nurturing young writers sets the stage for their success

Learning to Write and Loving It! equips teachers of young children with practical strategies, assessment tools, and motivating writing activities that are based on current research and proven practice and are easily applicable to all kinds of learning environments. Included are many authentic writing samples and photos to illustrate effective, developmentally appropriate instructional methods, mini-lessons, and activities. Sought-after author and speaker Miriam P. Trehearne demonstrates how to scaffold play and literacy learning and how to easily link assessment to instruction.

Key features:

  • Differentiate using effective instructional approaches for teaching writing and supporting inquiry and play
  • Assess and document student writing seamlessly throughout the day
  • Motivate and engage children in writing fiction (narrative), nonfiction, poetry, and song
  • Enjoy learning with a powerful collection of vignettes from real classrooms
  • Use teacher-friendly guidelines for effectively integrating technology and selecting software for young children

A companion CD offers modifiable reproducibles, observation checklists, assessments, and projects for parents to do with their young children. Learn how to successfully scaffold writing, and, in the process, foster cross-curricular skills in science, social studies, and math.

Research shows that writing provides a strong foundation for literacy development. Further, writing helps children express themselves, clarify their thinking, communicate ideas, and integrate new information into their knowledge base. This book helps teachers get children off to a strong academic start by learning to write and loving it!

 
Foreword by Timothy Shanahan
 
Acknowledgments
 
About the Author
 
Introduction
 
1. Literacy Learning in Preschool and Kindergarten
 
2. Research on Writing in Preschool and Kindergarten
 
3. Assessing Writing in Preschool and Kindergarten
 
4. Effective Instructional Approaches
 
5. Writing Workshop
 
6. Writing in Fiction and Nonfiction Genres
 
7. Writing Songs and Poetry
 
8. Play Plans Before and After Centers
 
9. Writing Messages and Using Interactive Journals
 
Closing Thoughts
 
Find Out More About Writing in Preschool and Kindergarten
 
References
 
Index

Perfect for what I need!

Mrs Deborah Presnell
Health Human Services Dept, McDowell Technical Community College
October 25, 2012

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