Language Development in Early Childhood Education

Author: Beverly W. Otto

Publisher: Pearson


Category: Education

Page: 512

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NOTE: Used books, rentals, and purchases made outside of Pearson If purchasing or renting from companies other than Pearson, the access codes for the Enhanced Pearson eText may not be included, may be incorrect, or may be previously redeemed. Check with the seller before completing your purchase. This package includes the Enhanced Pearson eText and the bound print version. Theory, research, and intentional developmentally appropriate practice combine to provide a solid foundation for understanding language development from birth to Grade 3. Language Development in Early Childhood Education helps future early childhood educators support children's language development from birth through age 8 or 3rd grade. The text presents a compelling, comprehensive view of key linguistic concepts, language development theory, and research while remaining focused on the development of phonological, semantic, syntactic, morphemic, and pragmatic language skills, children''s understanding of written language, and ways in which this acquisition process can be enhanced in early childhood settings. Interesting vignettes of young children's language development open each chapter, and within each chapter anecdotal narratives illustrate key concepts and interaction strategies. Balanced, multidisciplinary, and comprehensive, the approach to language development is ideal for preservice teachers in undergraduate and graduate early childhood education, as well as for continued professional development among inservice teachers. The text has been updated and expanded throughout, and the new Enhanced Pearson eText features links to video clips; alignment among Learning Outcomes, chapter sections, and pop-up multiple-choice quizzes; and a digital Glossary linking key terms to definitions in the eText. Improve mastery and retention with the Enhanced Pearson eText* The Enhanced Pearson eText provides a rich, interactive learning environment designed to improve student mastery of content. The Enhanced Pearson eText is: Engaging. The new interactive, multimedia learning features were developed by the authors and other subject-matter experts to deepen and enrich the learning experience.* Convenient. Enjoy instant online access from your computer or download the Pearson eText App to read on or offline on your iPad� and Android� tablet.** Affordable. Experience the advantages of the Enhanced Pearson eText along with all the benefits of print for 40% to 50% less than a print bound book. *The Enhanced eText features are only available in the Pearson eText format. They are not available in third-party eTexts or downloads. **The Pearson eText App is available on Google Play and in the App Store. It requires Android OS 3.1-4, a 7" or 10" tablet, or iPad iOS 5.0 or later. 0134300777 / 9780134300771 Language Development in Early Childhood Education, Enhanced Pearson eText with Loose-Leaf Version -- Access Card Package, 7/e Package consists of: 0134519825 / 9780134519821 Language Development in Early Childhood Education , Enhanced Pearson eText -- Access Card 0134552628 / 9780134552620 Language Development in Early Childhood Education , Bound Print Version

Learning Through Language in Early Childhood

Author: Clare Painter

Publisher: A&C Black


Category: Education

Page: 368

View: 153

Language is a child's major tool for learning about the world. Through the taken-for-granted interactions of everyday conversation, a child not only learns the mother tongue, but uses it as a resource for thinking and reasoning. This book presents a rich naturalistic case study of one child's use of language from two-and-a-half to five years, drawing on systemic functional theory to argue that cognitive development is essentially a linguistic process and offering a new description and interpretation of linguistic and cognitive developments during this period. The case study examines the child's changing language in terms of its role in interpreting four key domains of experience - the world of things, the world of events, the world of semiosis (including the inner world of cognition) and the construal of cause and effect. It shows how new linguistic possibilities constitute developments in cognitive resources and prepare the child for later learning in school.

The Language of Early Childhood

Volume 4

Author: M.A.K. Halliday

Publisher: A&C Black


Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 430

View: 336

For nearly half a century, Professor M. A. K. Halliday has been enriching the discipline of linguistics with his keen insights into the social semiotic phenomenon we call language. This ten-volume series presents the seminal works of Professor Halliday. This fourth volume contains sixteen papers that look at the development of early childhood language. They are presented in three parts: infancy and protolanguage; the transition from child tongue to mother tongue; and early language and learning. The sociolinguistic account of the early development of the mother tongue presented by Professor Halliday is based on his intensive study of the language of one particular child, Nigel, for the period from nine- to eighteen months.

Sign to Learn

American Sign Language in the Early Childhood Classroom

Author: Kirsten Dennis

Publisher: Redleaf Press


Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 208

View: 220

A guide for using American Sign Language as a teaching tool for young hearing children.

Early Childhood Experiences in Language Arts: Early Literacy

Author: Jeanne M. Machado

Publisher: Cengage Learning


Category: Education

Page: 688

View: 770

EARLY CHILDHOOD EXPERIENCE IN THE LANGUAGE ARTS: EARLY LITERACY, Tenth Edition helps teachers become knowledgeable companions to young children as they explore and share literature and language experiences through interesting, developmentally appropriate activities. To achieve this goal, this contemporary reference encourages reflective thinking, allows for practice of skills, and inspires the collection of ideas for future use. It thoroughly explores the primary interrelated areas of language arts--listening, speaking, reading, and writing--as well as the closely tied area of visual literacy, which is increasingly important given children's frequent interactions with visual technology. While painting a comprehensive picture of the most important aspects of teaching early literacy, the book also incorporates valuable information that teachers can take directly into practice. Readers learn classroom activities involving stories, poems, finger plays, and puppetry. They also learn curriculum for infants, toddlers, and preschoolers, with discussions of theory illuminated by practical how-to suggestions. Cultural diversity is addressed, as are program-planning ideas for English language learners and special-needs children. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

Language and Literacy for the Early Years

Author: Sally Neaum

Publisher: SAGE


Category: Education

Page: 184

View: 554

This core text for early childhood studies and early years students focuses on communication, language and literacy in the pre-school years. The text begins by discussing language acquisition and development covering development theory, talking with babies and the factors that affect development. It goes on to give guidance on how to support children's language acquisition through rhymes, songs, story books and storytelling. Finally, it examines the roots of literacy and asks 'what comes before phonics?' Interactive activities are included throughout to engage the reader and research focus features help students make essential links between theory and practice.

Emergent Literacy and Language Development

Promoting Learning in Early Childhood

Author: Paula M. Rhyner

Publisher: Guilford Press


Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 240

View: 470

This concise, accessible book explores the connection between language acquisition and emergent literacy skills, and how this sets the stage for later literacy development. Chapters address formative early experiences such as speaking and listening, being read to, and talking about print concepts and the alphabet. Written for early childhood professionals, reading specialists, and speech–language pathologists, the book describes effective assessment and instructional approaches for fostering language learning and emergent literacy in typically developing children and those at risk for language delays. Vivid case examples illustrate specific ways to collaborate with parents to give all children a strong foundation for school readiness and success.

Encouraging Language Development in Early Childhood Settings

Author: Elaine Weitzman



Category: Children

Page: 26

View: 358

"This booklet provides practical ways to make the most of everyday interactions and conversations by focusing on children's interests and providing language appropriate to their respective language levels."--Introduction.

Early Childhood Language Arts

Author: Mary Renck Jalongo

Publisher: Pearson College Division


Category: Education

Page: 456

View: 950

""What do early childhood educators really need to know, do, and understand in order to work effectively and compassionately with the very young?" " This is the focus of Mary Renck Jalongo's approach to her widely popular "Early Childhood Language Arts." In it, she helps teachers become well informed about young children's language development, strategies to use to support language growth, and the essential elements for a novice teacher to mature into a master teacher. Distinctive from many other early literacy books in that it includes oral language rather than concentrating on literacy in print, the approach is to integrate language arts and other subject areas, including the fine arts. This new edition features: Readers get support for more effective teaching with user-friendly, interactive "Web 2.0 teaching tools" featuring an annotated list of several interactive technology tools, including apps and websites.Teachers working with young children receive free or inexpensive apps and websites developmentally suited for their students.A more in-depth look at a top-rated technology tool is provided in the "Focus on . . . "feature. It shows how the tool can be used in the classroom to support literacy learning at three different levels: prereader, emergent reader, and independent reader.Teachers have access to an annotated list of recently published, high-quality picture books, including age and grade-level recommendations.Throughout the book the author has updated features including: Fact Files-current statistics and research findings introducing each chapter.Margin Notes-revised to address four aspects of language arts instruction: Standards and Teaching, Brain and Language, Infants and Toddlers, and Research and Report notes.

Language, Memory, and Cognition in Infancy and Early Childhood

Author: Janette B. Benson

Publisher: Academic Press


Category: Psychology

Page: 552

View: 767

Language, cognition, and memory are traditionally studied together prior to a researcher specializing in any one area. They are studied together initially because much of the development of one can affect the development of the others. Most books available now either tend to be extremely broad in the areas of all infant development including physical and social development, or specialize in cognitive development, language acquisition, or memory. Rarely do you find all three together, despite the fact that they all relate to each other. This volume consists of focused articles from the authoritative Encyclopedia of Infant and Early Childood Development, and specifically targets the ages 0-3. Providing summary overviews of basic and cutting edge research, coverage includes attention, assessment, bilingualism, categorization skills, critical periods, learning disabilities, reasoning, speech development, etc. This collection of articles provides an essential, affordable reference for researchers, graduate students, and clinicians interested in cognitive development, language development, and memory, as well as those developmental psychologists interested in all aspects of development. Focused content on age 0-3- saves time searching for and wading through lit on full age range for developmentally relevant info Concise, understandable, and authoritative—easier to comprehend for immediate applicability in research

Sign Language Fun in the Early Childhood Classroom, Grades PK - K

Enrich Language and Literacy Skills of Young Hearing Children, Children with Special Needs, and English Language Learners

Author: Sherrill B. Flora

Publisher: Key Education Publishing


Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 64

View: 298

Enrich language and literacy skills with special-education students and/or English Language Learners in grades PK–K using Sign Language Fun in the Early Childhood Classroom! This 64-page book helps students improve verbal communication, visual discrimination, spatial memory, and early reading skills. The multisensory approach helps all students (with and without special needs) improve language and literacy skills. This book does not require previous experience with American Sign Language, and it includes teaching suggestions, games, activities, songs, rhymes, literature recommendations, and reproducible sign language cards. The book supports NCTE and NAEYC standards.

Storytelling in Early Childhood

Enriching language, literacy and classroom culture

Author: Teresa Cremin

Publisher: Taylor & Francis


Category: Education

Page: 210

View: 144

Storytelling in Early Childhood is a captivating book which explores the multiple dimensions of storytelling and story acting and shows how they enrich language and literacy learning in the early years. Foregrounding the power of children’s own stories in the early and primary years, it provides evidence that storytelling and story acting, a pedagogic approach first developed by Vivian Gussin Paley, affords rich opportunities to foster learning within a play-based and language-rich curriculum. The book explores a number of themes and topics, including: the role of imaginary play and its dynamic relationship to narrative; how socially situated symbolic actions enrich the emotional, cognitive and social development of children; how the interrelated practices of storytelling and dramatisation enhance language and literacy learning, and contribute to an inclusive classroom culture; the challenges practitioners face in aligning their understanding of child literacy and learning with a narrow, mandated curriculum which focuses on measurable outcomes. Driven by an international approach and based on new empirical studies, this volume further advances the field, offering new theoretical and practical analyses of storytelling and story acting from complementary disciplinary perspectives. This book is a potent and engaging read for anyone intrigued by Paley’s storytelling and story acting curriculum, as well as those practitioners and students with a vested interest in early years literacy and language learning. With contributions from Vivian Gussin Paley, Patricia ‘Patsy‘ Cooper, Dorothy Faulkner, Natalia Kucirkova, Gillian Dowley McNamee and Ageliki Nicolopoulou.

Language, Learning, and Culture in Early Childhood

Home, School, and Community Contexts

Author: Ann Anderson

Publisher: Routledge


Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 308

View: 857

Complex factors affect young children and their families in today’s increasingly diverse world characterized by globalization, the transnational movement of people, and neo-liberal government policies in western and industrialized countries. This book focuses on three of these factors—culture, language and learning—and how they affect children’s development and learning in the context of their communities, families and schools. Taking an ecological perspective, it challenges normative and hegemonic views of young children’s language, literacy and numeracy development and offers examples of demonstrated educational practices that acknowledge and build on the knowledge that children develop and learn in culturally specific ways in their homes and communities. The authors highlight issues and perspectives that are particular to Indigenous people who have been subjected to centuries of assimilationist and colonialist policies and practices, and the importance of first or home language maintenance and its cognitive, cultural, economic, psychological and social benefits. Links are provided to a package of audio-video resources ( including key note speeches and interviews with leading international scholars, and a collection of vignettes from the workshop from which this volume was produced .

Language, Literacy and Early Childhood Education

Author: Janet Fellowes



Category: Children

Page: 704

View: 856

Language, Literacy and Early Childhood Education is also available as an ebook.Language, Literacy and Early Childhood Education is a comprehensive textbook for pre-service and practising educators. Focusing on language and literacy development and learning in children from birth to the age of eight, the book encompasses four main early childhood settings: the family and community, childcare, the preschool years, and the early years of school. Making explicit links to the Early Years Learning Framework and the Australian Curriculum, this text is based on current research and theoretical perspectives, and includes practical strategies and activities to equip educators with the knowledge and skills they need to effectively support young children's learning of language and literacy.Key FeaturesEmphasis on the key areas of oral language, reading, writing and children's literatureClearly presented links to the Early Years Learning Framework and the Australian CurriculumToolboxes of teaching strategies and ideas that can be implemented in a range of settingsReview questions and activities for each topic, to encourage self-assessment.New to this editionAppendix A: Compendium of Teaching Strategies and Activities for Language and LiteracyAppendix B: Test Your Language and Literacy KnowledgePause and reflect sections: questions to prompt readers to stop and reflect on important topicsProfessional insights features: relevant examples from theory, research and practiceAdditional learning activities and questions to promote deeper understanding and improved practiceNew references to international research in all chaptersAdditional material on children from diverse linguistic and cultural backgroundsCoverage of contemporary trends in literacy education such as visual literacy, multimodal and digital literacyRevised chapters on ICT and Children's Literature.

Teaching Dual Language Learners

What Early Childhood Educators Need to Know

Author: Lisa M. López



Category: Education

Page: 200

View: 960

"Teaching Dual Language Learners is a practical guide to help early childhood educators understand the needs of and provide instruction for young dual language learners in their classroom"--

Language, Literacy and Early Childhood Education

Author: Janet Fellowes




Page: 704

View: 637

Language, Literacy and Early Childhood Education, Third Edition, helps students to understand the nature of oral language, reading and writing, providing the essential knowledge needed to guide the language development and learning needs of young children. The book ensures that students havethe theoretical framework before they enter the classroom balanced with the practical knowledge required to tackle the subject with confidence.In this edition, the chapter on Children's Literature has been rewritten and moved to the start of the book to reflect its significance to children's literacy education. This chapter is full of examples of literature that teachers can explore with children. Good quality children's literature isrecommended throughout the book, and discussed in a practical way that will be helpful to classroom practice.With new references to international research, Language, Literacy and Early Childhood Education examines practical strategies and activities for different early childhood learning contexts and maintains an accessible approach by using illustrations, charts and tables to consolidate understanding ofcontent.

One Child, Two Languages

A Guide for Early Childhood Educators of Children Learning English as a Second Language

Author: Patton O. Tabors

Publisher: Brookes Pub


Category: Education

Page: 255

View: 274

Practical, engaging guide to helping early childhood educators understand and address the needs of English language learners.