No Limits to Literacy for Preschool English Learners
"This book offers a foundation in language and literacy that greatly benefits dual language learners."
—Pamela S. Allen, Lead Teacher/Gifted Facilitator
Ballantyne Elementary School, Charlotte, NC
Produce strong language and literacy outcomes for the youngest English learners!
Research and practice have established that early oral language and literacy skills development can predict later academic success. But how do young children whose first language is not English become proficient learners, and which classroom strategies have the most impact on literacy learning? This valuable resource helps teachers understand how English learners (ELs) ages 3 to 5 acquire the foundations for literacy and offers practical, research-based strategies for teaching language and literacy skills.
Theresa A. Roberts, an expert literacy practitioner and researcher for preschool ELs, offers strategies that have been field-tested and proven effective by more than 1,000 early childhood educators. One of the few literacy resources available that focuses exclusively on preschool ELs, this book helps teachers of young children:
- Understand the essential elements for building early literacy skills, including teaching the alphabetic principle, phonological awareness, and vocabulary
- Encourage family involvement and nurture the home-school alliance
- Build on children's primary language
- Strengthen preschool programs serving young ELs
No Limits to Literacy for Preschool English Learners shows teachers how to lead children to high levels of literacy competence, engagement, and enjoyment!
"A well-organized text offering theory and application related to second language instruction. This is a useful tool for any educator to have in his or her resource library."
“This book offers a foundation in language and literacy that greatly benefits dual language learners."
"This welcome and much needed resource for early education professionals is solidly based on the research on early literacy and language development and on Roberts’ extensive and thoughtful experience in effective instructional applications for English learners. The book is written with the clarity to inspire confidence in teachers to translate research evidence and theory into effective and engaging learning activities."
"A powerful contribution to the field of early literacy. Highlighting the quality of the language model as one of the most important resources for language development, Roberts weaves a rich tapestry of research and practical application and helps us understand what this means for embracing our work with ELLs."
Sample Materials & Chapters
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Roberts_No Limits to Literacy_Chapter 1