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Supporting Students In Transition Through The Use Of Touchstone Texts For Literacy Instruction, Deanna Laverick, Kelly Heider Jan 2014

Supporting Students In Transition Through The Use Of Touchstone Texts For Literacy Instruction, Deanna Laverick, Kelly Heider

Library Faculty Papers

This articled describes ways in which teachers may use young adult and children's literature as touchstone texts to enhance children's ability to successfully navigate the transition process and develop literacy skills. An overview of the transition process is shared before turning to a discussion on the relationship between transitions and literacy. A bibliography of literature with themes related to topics surrounding transitions is included as a resource for educators. The article also provides a variety of instructional techniques that use touchstone texts to engage students in response to transition-related literature in order to promote growth in literacy. These ...


Re-Examining The Literature Review: Purposes, Approaches, And Issues, Mary Jalongo, Kelly Heider Jan 2014

Re-Examining The Literature Review: Purposes, Approaches, And Issues, Mary Jalongo, Kelly Heider

Library Faculty Papers

A successful review of the literature in early childhood education uses a collection of carefully selected sources to arrive at “big picture” understandings of a topic that will advance thinking and promote more enlightened perspectives on the care and education of the very young.