The effect of print-rich classroom environments on early literacy growth
- Early literacy assessment-Thoughtful, sensible, and good. Roskos, Kathleen // Reading Teacher;Sep2004, Vol. 58 Issue 1, p91
Discusses about early literacy assessment. Importance of early literacy assessment; Issue surrounding early literacy assessment; Description of an early literacy assessment system.
- A Running Start. Arnold, Renea; Colburn, Nell // School Library Journal;Jan2012, Vol. 58 Issue 1, p16
In this article the authors, librarians at Multnomah County Library near Portland, Oregon, discuss the second edition of the Every Child Ready to Read @your library (ECRR) literacy education program and curriculum. According to the authors, the ECRR program is designed for librarians to provide...
- Myth Busters. Arnold, Renea; Colburn, Nell // School Library Journal;Mar2010, Vol. 56 Issue 3, p20
The article focuses on misconceptions held by many parents concerning early literacy and reading to children. Reading books from beginning to end, spending 20 minutes a day reading with a child, and the abilities of babies, toddlers, and young children to sit still and follow a story are...
- One Book, Every Young Child: Pennsylvania Literacy Initiative Enters Third Year. Pannebaker, Susan // Children & Libraries: The Journal of the Association for Library;Summer2008, Vol. 6 Issue 2, p36
The article profiles the One Book, Every Young Child program in Pennsylvania. It notes that the emergent literacy program is in its third year and that it seeks to increase early literacy awareness among parents, to reach at-risk children, and to provide increased opportunities for collaboration...
- Seeds of Empathy, Learning to Relate and Learning to Read. Gordon, Mary; Letchford, Donna // Canadian Children;Fall2008, Vol. 33 Issue 2, p4
The article focuses on Seeds of Empathy (SOE), a program in Western Canada designed for child care settings to foster social and emotional competence and early literacy skills in children. The Seed of Empathy curriculum involves reading of books with small groups of children. It notes that...
- The Style of Reading and Reading in Style. Zeece, Pauline // Early Childhood Education Journal;Aug2007, Vol. 35 Issue 1, p41
Adult read aloud book activities, including literature selections, have significant impact on childrenï¿½s language learning opportunities. The style in which books are orally shared with children is also important. Detailed examination of adult-child book reading conversations has...
- Assessing Book Knowledge Through Independent Reading in the Earliest Years: Practical Strategies and Implications for Teachers. Lee, Boh // Early Childhood Education Journal;Oct2011, Vol. 39 Issue 4, p285
The purpose of this current study is to build on the previous body of emergent literacy research by investigating the necessity of assessing book knowledge (e.g., print knowledge, interpretive knowledge, and letter identification) in toddlerhood to set up successful literacy development by...
- Preschool and Family Activities at the East Valley Branch Library. // La Prensa San Diego;5/27/2011, Vol. 35 Issue 21, p4
The article features the East Valley Community Center, which makes childrens' library story times filled with stories, songs, and finger-plays to help children develop the skills they need to read and lean as well as offers Family Movie Matinee.
- Connecting Young Adults and Libraries: Creating Raving Fans into the 21st Century. Jones, Patrick // Orana;Mar2000, Vol. 36 Issue 1, p24
Stresses the importance of reading to the success of children in life. Factors that make a reader; Benefits that children get when libraries are connected to the Internet; Developmental assets of young people; Ways by which libraries can help enhance the developmental assets of the youth.