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Sound Beginnings

Author : Pamela May
ISBN : 9781136759437
Genre : Education
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By celebrating the spirit and principles that are enshrined in the Curriculum Guidance for the Foundation Stage (DfES, 2000), this book describes how children learn and develop best in good Early Years practice. It encourages the practitioner to take a step back from their day-to-day routines and objectives and instead focus on the child and how to create the sound beginnings that every child needs to flourish and develop in the Early Years. Aspects of the principles underpinning early child development covered include: the importance of play developing confidence and self-esteem relationships with others independent learning. Suggesting ways of teaching young children that practitioners can be confident will be effective, this book is essential reading for all reflective practitioners in the Early Years – including trainee teachers and students of early childhood studies.

Desirable Literacies

Author : Jackie Marsh
ISBN : 9781473903739
Genre : Education
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What are the ways in which young children learn to communicate? Collating their extensive experience of language and literacy in the early years, the contributors explore key aspects of this topic, linking practical ideas for early years settings and classrooms to relevant theory and research. This second edition is updated to take into account important developments in research, policy and practice, and now covers the 0-8 age range. It also addresses developments in new media and the impact this has upon literacy in young children, and offers chapters on new areas which have emerged in recent years, such as multimodality, media literacy, creative arts and literacy. Explored in the book are: - the relationship between play and literacy; - the role environmental print has in early literacy development; - the language and literacy development of young bilinguals; - ideas, suggestions and justifications for the use of poetry; - a two-year research project, funded by Creative Partnerships; and - key issues relating to family literacy.

Onwards And Upwards

Author : Kathleen Orlandi
ISBN : 9781136623431
Genre : Education
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How can teachers ensure that the transition from the Early Years Foundation Stage to Key Stage One is a positive experience for children? What are the issues for children, parents and teachers and how should teachers respond to these? This book introduces the concept of transition and identifies the key problem areas for children and adults focusing on the differences in philosophy and practice between the EYFS and Key Stage One, whilst also giving emphasis to the opportunities that are provided by the transition process.It stresses the need for a balanced approach and the importance of sustained shared thinking from the EYFS through Key Stage One and provides practical strategies for achieving this. Onwards and Upwards: Supporting the Transition to Key Stage One includes detailed guidance on: preparing for the transition to Key Stage One the role of the teacher the balance between adult-led and child initiated activity play and the use of the outdoor environment creating a stimulating environment that supports a balanced approach Throughout the book, Kathleen Orlandi emphasises the child’s perspective and draws on naturalistic observations of children before, during and after a period of transition. With case studies, key quotes from children, examples of practice and suggestions for planning, and questions for reflective practice, this textbook will be invaluable for students and practitioners in the EYFS and Key Stage One, as well as those responsible for CPD.

American Book Publishing Record

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ISBN : UOM:39015066180442
Genre : American literature
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In Safe Hands

Author : Jean Clarkson
ISBN : 1858564166
Genre : Education
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In Safe Hands describes the evolution of voluntary service learning for teachers in the developing world. For two decades, Hope One World (HOW), a charity of Liverpool Hope University, has provided a needs based service education for teachers in SOS schools in Africa, India and Sri Lanka. The project teams of the university staff and students work overseas for three weeks at a time with teachers and children in the SOS schools and the project provides a safe environment for the UK students.The book is written by staff and students who took part in projects.They describe * the collaborative development with Liverpool Hope staff of courses by the overseas teachers for their own staff * the opportunity for students to live for a month with the children and staff in schools in Africa, India or Sri Lanka and have a structured experience of work placement linked to their degree subject, which is usually teaching * the tensions caused by pressures from management in the university and managers in overseas authorities that affects the development and provision of the projects * accountability to the main funding agency. SOS Children's villages: Cambridge In Safe Hands offers a model for universities to facilitate service learning courses in schools in the developing world. It will be of interest to students who are considering careers in charity work, and to charities wanting to work in partnership with Higher Education institutions to provide structured educational service learning overseas.

The Threads Of Reading

Author : Karen Tankersley
ISBN : 9781416612605
Genre : Education
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How can teachers make sure that all students gain the reading skills they need to be successful in school and in life? In this book, Karen Tankersley describes the six foundational "threads" that students need to study in order to become effective readers: phonemic awareness, phonics and decoding, vocabulary, fluency, comprehension, and higher-order processing. For each area, the author explains how students acquire the reading skills they need and offers a series of skill-building strategies and activities that teachers can use in the classroom. Although reading is perhaps most intensely taught in the kindergarten and 1st-grade classrooms, Tankersley emphasizes that helping students become lifelong readers is a task for all teachers, including content-area teachers in middle and high schools. The Threads of Reading addresses key questions about literacy, such as * What makes a difference in reading achievement? * How much reading time is enough? * How can teachers use writing to build reading skills? * How can teachers help students make meaning from their reading? The strategies in this book address many situations, from individual instruction to small- or large-group instruction, from kindergarten to high school. Teachers will appreciate the multitude of activities provided, and administrators will learn to better evaluate the reading programs in place in their districts and schools. Grounded in both research and "teacher lore" from actual classrooms, this book is a solid guide to helping students become lifelong readers.

Learning Through Poetry

Author : Mary Jo Fresch
ISBN : 9781425809768
Genre : Education
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This must-have PreK-2 resource features rimes and supports phonemic and phonological awareness through activities around level-appropriate poetry! Original poems (18) are introduced and feature a corresponding lesson that includes two cross-curricular connections. The strategies provided in Learning through Poetry include phonemic matching, phonemic isolation, phonemic blending, phonemic substitution, and phonemic segmentation. Take-home activities are included to encourage linguistic interaction with friends and family members, which is especially useful for English language learners and their families. This book features digital resources that include activity pages, poems, family letters, and an audio recording of each poem. This resource supports the Common Core State Standards.

Learning Through Poetry Rimes

Author : David Harrison, Mary Jo Fresch
ISBN : 9781433384745
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Digital resource CD contains reproducible teacher resource materials and student activity pages. Audio CD contains audio recordings of the poems in this book.

Learning Through Poetry Short Vowels

Author : David Harrison, Mary Jo Fresch
ISBN : 9781433384752
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Digital resource CD contains reproducible teacher resource materials and student activity pages. Audio CD contains audio recordings of the poems in this book.

Learning Through Poetry Long Vowels

Author : David Harrison, Mary Jo Fresch
ISBN : 9781433384714
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