Language, Literacy And Early Childhood Education

Third Edition

Janet Fellowes, Grace Oakley

Language, Literacy And Early Childhood Education

Third Edition

Janet Fellowes, Grace Oakley

ISBN:

9780190318567

Binding:

Paperback

Published:

23 Sep 2019

Availability:

999

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$114.99 NZD

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Description

A comprehensive textbook on language and literacy development in early childhood

Language, Literacy and Early Childhood Education, third edition, focuses on language and literacy development in children from birth to age eight, with a particular emphasis on four to eight year olds. It describes pedagogical practices that will allow pre-service teachers to plan for play-based learning while also employing other approaches such as explicit teaching, collaborative learning and learning though exploration and discovery.

Making explicit links to the Early Years Learning Framework and the Australian Curriculum, this book is based on current research and theoretical perspectives, and includes practical strategies and activities to equip pre-service teachers with the knowledge and skills they need to effectively support young children’s learning of language and literacy.

NEW TO THIS EDITION

  • All chapters have been updated with new references to current Australian and international research and new literature examples
  • A new children’s literature chapter emphasises links to the Australian Curriculum, including the role of children’s literature in teaching general capabilities, and provides a foundation for references to the literature strand of the Australian Curriculum: English throughout the book
  • Icons throughout the text represent links to children’s literature to develop students’ understanding of the diversity of literature available and to support their assignment work
  • Chapter 24: Language, Literacy and Digital Technologies has been updated to take into account ongoing developments in digital technologies and the ways they intertwine with literacies.

Contents

CONTENTS
1. Introduction to Literacy: Definitions and Theoretical Perspectives
2. Children’s Literature
PART 1: YOUNG CHILDREN, LANGUAGE AND LITERACY
3. Understanding Oral Language
4. Oral Language: Perspectives and Phases
5. Early Childhood Settings and Oral Language Learning and Development
6. Key Early Childhood Learning Contexts for Oral Language
7. Learning Experiences and Activities for Speaking and Listening
8. Language, Thinking and Learning
9. Assessing Speaking and Listening
PART 2: YOUNG CHILDREN AND READING
10. Understanding Reading
11. Phonological Awareness, Letters, Sounds and Sight Words
12. Vocabulary for Reading and Writing
13. Strategies for Teaching Reading
14. Reading for Comprehension
15. Developing Reading Fluency
PART 3: YOUNG CHILDREN AND WRITING
16. Introduction to Writing
17. Writing Purpose and Text Organisation
18. The Writing Conventions: Grammar and Punctuation
19. Spelling and Handwriting
20. Key Strategies for Teaching Writing
21. Writing Experiences and Activities
22. Assessing and Evaluating Writing
PART 4: FRAMING LANGUAGE AND LITERACY LEARNING
23. Critical Literacy and Visual Literacy
24. Language, Literacy and Digital Technologies
25. Connecting with Families
26. Planning for Language and Literacy

Authors

Janet Fellowes – Previous Senior Lecturer, Edith Cowan University.
Grace Oakley – Associate Professor and Course Coordinator, Master of Teaching, University of
Western Australia.

Lecturer Resources

Lecturer Resources are available for lecturers prescribing Language, Literacy and Early Childhood Education, third edition, for their course:

  • Chapter PowerPoints