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Great Beginnings
Activities for Critical Thinking & Early Literacy (K-1)

Author(s) : Cathy Feldman, Lee Kappes
Price :$24.95

Grades K - 1
Cathy and Lee's innovative approach to morning message supports kindergarten and first grade teachers to maximizing the instructional value of this shared reading activity.
101 Ideas
para ayudar a sus hijos a aprender a leer y escribir

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Price :$6.95
Ayude a su hijo a desarrollar el amor por la lectura de por vida, con 101 ideas practicas y eficaces.  Disfrute Ud. de estas actividades y se beneficiara toda la familia!
  • Contribuiran a que el aprendizaje sea mas divertido.
  • Ayudaran a su hijo a tener exito en la escuela.
  • Formaran la base de una relacion carinosa entre padres e hijos!
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Nurturing Writers in Preschool and Kindergarten

Author(s) : Katie Wood Ray, Matt Glover
Price :$33.75
By the time they reach preschool or kindergarten, young children are already writers. They don't have much experience, but they're filled with stories to tell and ideas to express - they want to show the world what they know and see. All they need is a nurturing teacher like you to recognize the writer at work within them. All you need to help them is Already Ready.
Assessing And Teaching Beginning Writers
Every Picture Tells a Story

Author(s) : David Matteson, Deborah Freeman
Price :$18.95
Based on strong understandings of developmentally appropriate practices, the authors have created and explained a continuum designed to assess what very young children know about oral language, drawing, and writing. This new, well-researched, and easy-to-use assessment tool helps teachers determine powerful next literacy steps and instruction for their young students.
Assessing Early Literacy with Richard Gentry
Five Phases, One Simple Test

Author(s) : Richard Gentry
Price :$38.75
Richard Gentry understands what every teacher knows about early literacy assessment: that to be useful, an assessment instrument must reveal more than how well a student is reading or writing - it's got to show what instructional direction the results indicate. Literacy develops in five recognizable phases, progressing predictably from one stage to the next, but many assessment systems aren't sensitive enough to recognize which phase a child has reached, nor sophisticated enough to offer ideas on how to move ahead.
Building a Foundation for Preschool Literacy 2nd Edition
Effective Instruction for Children's Reading and Writing Development

Author(s) : Carol Vukelich, James Christie
Price :$21.95
Set the groundwork for childen's success with this fully updated edition of the cornerstone book in the Preschool Literacy Collection.  You'll see how literacy strategies work in real early childhood classrooms and learn how to:
  • Plan and create a print-rich environment and a daily schedule that integrates langauge and literacy into all components of the curriculum
  • Teach phonological awareness in developmentally appropriate ways
  • Read aloud effectively to children
  • Help parents promote their children's literacy learning

Plus, professional development sections are included in each chapter to help you extend your own learning.

Creating Inclusive Learning Environments for Young Children
What to Do on Monday Morning

Author(s) : Clarissa Willis
Price :$30.95
Research-based techniques to help all children thrive in early childhood settings!
More and more frequently, early childhood educators teach children with special needs, yet few have the necessary background knowledge and experiences to meet the challenge of teaching in an inclusive classroom.
Developing Literacy in Preschool
Author(s) : Lesley Mandel Morrow
Price :$26.00
Preschoolers are passionate about learning, and a high-quality preschool program offers rich learning experiences in the areas of language and literacy. This engaging book gives teachers and other professionals fresh ideas, inspiration, and practical tools for integrating age-appropriate literacy instruction into the preschool curriculum. Including helpful vignettes, sample lesson plans, and reproducibles, the book shows how to create a motivating classroom environment, balance child-initiated exploration with structured activities, and support students' developing skills in reading, writing, speaking, and comprehension. Essential topics include preschool assessment and working with English language learners.
Differentiating Instruction in Kindergarten
Planning Tips, Assessment Tools, Management Strategies, Multi-Leveled Centers, and Activities That Reach and Nurture Every Learner

Author(s) : Cindy Middendorf
Price :$17.99
Grade K
Master kindergarten teacher Cindy Middendorf shares her strategies for creating a nurturing, choice-based learning environment where all learners thrive. Packed with research-based tips, model lessons, photos, and student samples, this guide shows how to teach the kindergarten curriculum in a way that engages varied learning styles and taps multiple intelligences. Middendorf also shares expert advice on how to establish an effective classroom management system that supports differentiated learning. For use with Grade K.
Early Literacy Instruction in Kindergarten
Author(s) : Lori Jamison Rog
Price :$18.95
Kindergarten teachers will find in these pages the resources to bring children with highly disparate literacy skills to the world of print and enable them to master the skills that will make them lifelong readers.

With keen insight and compassion for these young learners and the teachers who start them on the path to literacy, author Lori Rog lays out the elements of an outstanding kindergarten program that combines print-rich play with carefully structured learning experiences....

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