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Topics in this helpful book include: Babies and very early communication; the importance of role-play corners; outdoor learning and literacy; how rhyme and repetition helps to develop literacy; teaching literacy to children who have English as an additional language; literacy and diversity; using picture books to develop literacy; supporting transitions and different approaches to the teaching of phonics and early reading.
The chapters in this book present a combination of evidence-based discussions which are then illuminated by practice-based case studies and research. This carefully balanced approach allows for some of the current issues which surround literacy to be explored from diverse perspectives. The chapters are organised within four main themes: ‘Environment’, ‘Provision for all’, Promoting language’ and ‘Inspiring readers and writers’. This thoughtfully considered construction allows for the chapters to be read in any order, depending on the reader’s needs, or interests...
A comprehensive book which explores provision and support for literacy development. Covers EAL and diverse approaches.
A useful supportive text for additional reading to support foundation and top up degree students as they explore and question issues surrounding early literacy for young children each chapter provides useful case studies and extended reading lists to support independent research.
A very good book which offers a mix of theory and practice. This will be excellent in supporting aspiring Early Years Teachers.
A great book for the Early Years' students which will be highly recommended for them.
very useful book for all students, particularly those focusing on literacy modules or Independent Studies/Dissertations with a literacy angle.
Excellent book relevant content that meets assessmnet criteria.
Useful for the Early Years element of this course.
I particularly liked the objectives for each chapter and the highly relevant case studies that can be used as a teaching aid or a reflective support to students training as practitioners.
Very useful for any early years professional wishing to update their knowledge
This is a great book for the Early Years' students and will be highly recommended for them.
Great book for year 2 foundation degree early years students - excellent for wider reading on child development module
This will support case study work with a literacy focus. Comprehensive and current , very good.
This is a very useful book that covers all the key topics that the students will need to know about. The book is easy to access, and a good mix of theory and practical ideas.
A really interesting text useful case studies are good for student independent study and seminar discussion activities.
A supportive text which will support those completing EYTS develop and explore literacy and communication. Particularly useful for meeting strands of the Teachers Standards (Early Years).
A very useful read. Our student's studying Language, communication and literacy development will gain a lot from reading this book. I found the further reading at the end of each chapter invaluable as it led me to more research. I also enjoyed the use of case studies and felt these would also be beneficial to our students.
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