Emergent Literacy and Language Development
Promoting Learning in Early Childhood
Edited by Paula M. Rhyner
Hardcovere-bookprint + e-book
June 18, 2009
ISBN 9781606233009Price: $40.00
Size: 6" x 9"
This concise, accessible book explores the connection between language acquisition and emergent literacy skills, and how this sets the stage for later literacy development. Chapters address formative early experiences such as speaking and listening, being read to, and talking about print concepts and the alphabet. Written for early childhood professionals, reading specialists, and speech–language pathologists, the book describes effective assessment and instructional approaches for fostering language learning and emergent literacy in typically developing children and those at risk for language delays. Vivid case examples illustrate specific ways to collaborate with parents to give all children a strong foundation for school readiness and success.