Effective Read-Alouds for Early Literacy: A Teacher's Guide for PreK–1by Katherine Beauchat, Katrin Blamey and Zoi Philippakos Guilford Publications
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- Pbk 140 pages
- AU$26.95 NZ$31.26
Audience: Teachers and reading coaches in PreK–1; early grades program administrators/supervisors; teacher educators in early literacy.
Grade Range: PreK-1
Course Use: May serve as a text in advanced undergraduate- or graduate-level courses on early literacy.
1. Using Read-Alouds to Build Early Literacy and Language
2. Preparing for Read-Alouds in the Classroom
3. Developing Oral Language through Read-Alouds
4. Developing Vocabulary through Read-Alouds
5. Developing Book and Print Conventions through Read-Alouds
6. Developing Alphabet Awareness through Read-Alouds
7. Developing Phonological Awareness through Read-Alouds
8. Developing Comprehension through Read-Alouds
9. Tracking Your Progress
Appendix. Blank Planning Templates
"In this excellent book, Beauchat et al. provide teachers of young children with an incredibly clear and cogent explanation of why and how to harness the instructional potential of read-alouds. Their discussion draws on current research to describe how high-interest read-alouds can strengthen children's alphabetic, linguistic, and comprehension skills. One feature that separates this book from others is the support it offers for teaching these crucial skills individually and in combination." David Coker, EdD, School of Education, University of Delaware
"Preschool and primary teachers who want to raise the caliber of their read-alouds need to read this book. Experienced teachers will enjoy the book as a smartly written refresher guide, and new teachers will find it an invaluable resource. Phonological awareness, the development of oral language and print awareness, vocabulary, and comprehension are discussed in clear, easy-to-digest chapters. Handy planning guides are provided, too. If you've ever thought you could get more from your read-alouds, you're right this book shows you how." Amy Walter, MA, primary teacher, The American School in London, United Kingdom
"There is a consistent structure across chapters that makes the book reader friendly. Planning templates in each chapter facilitate application of the strategies presented. I found the content to be current and evidence based. Teachers will walk away with a cache of high-utility instructional strategies; Head Start directors and other school leaders will find this book a great professional development resource." Priscilla L. Griffith, PhD, Ruth G. Hardman Chair in Education and Director, Oklahoma Writing Project, University of Oklahoma
Katrin L. Blamey, PhD, is Assistant Professor of Education at DeSales University, where she teaches courses on early childhood literacy and elementary reading methods. Her research interests include finding effective, practical ways to implement professional development in the preschool setting and developing instructional techniques for building the language and literacy skills of preschool-age English language learners.
Zoi A. Philippakos, MEd, is a doctoral student in literacy education at the University of Delaware. She has her master's degree in reading and has worked as an elementary school teacher and literacy coach. Her interests include reading and writing instruction for students in the elementary grades. She provides professional development to teachers about effective reading and writing strategies.