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Achieving Excellence in Preschool Literacy Instruction

Edited by Laura M. Justice and Carol Vukelich
Foreword by William H. Teale

344 Pages
Size: 6" x 9"
November 2007
ISBN 978-1-59385-610-6
Cat. #5610
Price: $42.00 $35.70

Foreword, William H. Teale

I. Background

1. Evidence for Creating, Expanding, Designing, and Improving High-Quality Preschool Programs, Andrew J. Mashburn

2. The Scientifically Based Reading Research Approach to Early Literacy Instruction, James F. Christie

3. Establishing a Science of Professional Development for Early Education Programs: The Knowledge Application Information Systems Theory of Professional Development, Sharon Landesman Ramey and Craig T. Ramey

II. Professional Development and Teacher Support

4. Models for Coaching: Making Them Work for Preschools, Sharon Walpole and Carla K. Meyer

5. Mentoring Preschool Teachers, Shelley Gray

6. Formative Assessment of Classrooms: Using Classroom Observations to Improve Implementation Quality, Bridget K. Hamre, Jennifer LoCasale-Crouch, and Robert C. Pianta

7. Are Early Childhood Classrooms Preparing Children to Be School Ready?: The CIRCLE Teacher Behavior Rating Scale, Mike A. Assel, Susan H. Landry, and Paul R. Swank

8. It's in the Details: Approaches to Describing and Improving Preschool Classrooms, David K. Dickinson, Betsy G. Watson, and Dale C. Farran

III. Optimizing Early Learning Environments

9. Characteristics of Classroom Environments Associated with Accelerated Literacy Development, Renée Casbergue, Lea M. McGee, and April Bedford

10. Increasing Children’s Learning by Getting to the Bottom of Their Confusion, Judith A. Schickedanz

11. Strategic and Intentional Shared Storybook Reading, Sonia Q. Cabell, Laura M. Justice, and Carol Vukelich

12. Differentiating Instruction in the Preschool Classroom: Bridging Emergent Literacy Instruction and Developmentally Appropriate Practice, Terri Purcell and Catherine A. Rosemary

13. Language and Literacy Practices for English Language Learners in the Preschool Setting, M. Adelaida Restrepo and Virginia Dubasik

IV. Making Data-Based Decisions

14. Quality Counts: Design and Use of an Early Literacy Program Review Tool, Kathleen A. Roskos and Carol Vukelich

15. Indicators and Goals of High-Quality Program Evaluation for the Preschool Classroom, Khara L. Pence

16. How to Evaluate a Screening Process: The Vocabulary of Screening and What Educators Need to Know, Christopher Schatschneider, Yaacov Petscher, and Kellee M. Williams

17. Curriculum-Based Measurement of Preschoolers’ Early Literacy Skills, Tanis Bryan, Cevriye Ergul, and Karen Burstein

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