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2002

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Pre-Elementary, Early Childhood, Kindergarten Teacher Education

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Developing Literacy Concepts In Young Children: An Instructional Framework To Guide Early Literacy Teaching, Catherine Rosemary, Mary Abouzeid Dec 2001

Developing Literacy Concepts In Young Children: An Instructional Framework To Guide Early Literacy Teaching, Catherine Rosemary, Mary Abouzeid

Catherine A. Rosemary

With more children spending the greater part of their waking hours in preschool settings today than they did years ago, teachers play an even more critical role in providing daily literacy experiences that many children of earlier generations received at home. The article focuses on the critical role that preschool teachers play in supporting children's early literacy development and presents an instructional framework to help guide early literacy teaching. The framework is based on Vygotsky's learning theory, which emphasizes the nature and importance of social interactions in instruction, particularly between adult and child. We present activity‐embedded assessments ...


Literacy Conversations Between Adults And Children At Child Care: Descriptive Observations And Hypotheses, Catherine Rosemary, Kathleen Roskos Dec 2001

Literacy Conversations Between Adults And Children At Child Care: Descriptive Observations And Hypotheses, Catherine Rosemary, Kathleen Roskos

Catherine A. Rosemary

A study examined literacy conversations between adults and children in child care settings. Participants were the teacher and teaching assistant of children aged four and five years at each of three child care centers in Ohio. Results showed that the adults in the three centers talked about reading and writing to a moderate degree compared to the total amount of talk with children and that the incidence of the adults' literacy talk, apart from book talk, was spontaneous and intermittent and in some respects rare; that strikingly similar discourse features in the adults' talk were evident at the three centers ...