LL: Literacy Development in the Early Years Helping Children Read and Write, Enhanced Pearson eText -- Access Card Package

Edition: 8th
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Pub. Date: 2014-11-07
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An integrated language arts approach to literacy development, by renowned author Lesley Mandel Morrow, Literacy Development in the Early Years, 8/e integrates perspectives about how children learn literacy skills in grades pre-K through three that gives pre-service and in-service teachers a wealth of valuable information for making children active participants in the process of literacy development.


Now in print for 25 years, this widely popular text was one of the first books on the topic of early literacy. Author Lesley Mandel Morrow utilizes her own research and the research of others as well as her experiences as a classroom teacher, reading specialist, mother, and grandmother to consider historical theories and philosophies about how children learn, policy changes in teaching reading, new laws and challenges in the area of testing and assessment, the place of diversity in today’s classrooms, teaching English language learners, and more. The text has a wealth of valuable information for both pre- and in-service teachers, prompting them to involve children as active participants in the process of their literacy development. The book discusses constructivist problem-solving teaching and more explicit systematic instruction, encouraging teaching reading, writing, listening, thinking, and viewing at the same time while using each skill to develop the others. The Enhanced Pearson eText features embedded video and assessments.


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Author Biography

Lesley Mandel Morrow is a Distinguished Professor of Literacy at Rutgers University’s Graduate School of Education, where she is Chair of the Department of Learning and Teaching. She began her career as a classroom teacher, then became a reading specialist, and later received her Ph.D. from Fordham University in New York City. Her area of research deals with early literacy development and the organization and management of language arts programs. Her research is carried out with children and families from diverse backgrounds.


Dr. Morrow has more than 300 publications, including journal articles, book chapters, monographs, and books. She received Excellence in Research, Teaching, and Service Awards from Rutgers University. She was the recipient of the International Reading Association’s Outstanding Teacher Educator of Reading Award and their William S. Gray Citation of Merit. She also received Fordham University’s Alumni Award for Outstanding Achievement. In addition, Dr. Morrow has received numerous grants for research from the federal government and has served as a principal research investigator for the Center of English Language Arts, the National Reading Research Center, and the Center for Early Reading Achievement. She was an elected member of the Board of Directors and President of the International Reading Association (IRA), an organization of 60,000 educators from 100 countries. Dr. Morrow was elected into the Reading Hall of Fame and was president of the Hall of Fame as well. In 2010 she received the Literacy Research Association’s Oscar Causey Award for research that has added knowledge and caused change in literacy practice. She is the extremely proud grandmother of James Ethan and Natalie Kate.

Table of Contents


Chapter 1: Foundations of Early Literacy Development Surveying the Past to the Present

Chapter 2: Assessment in Early Literacy: A Guide for Designing Instruction                

Chapter 3: Literacy and Diversity Teaching Children with Special Concerns

Chapter 4: Language and Vocabulary Development

Chapter 5: Strategies to Figure Out Words: Phonological Awareness, Phonics, and More

Chapter 6: Developing Comprehension of Text and Concepts about Books

Chapter 7: Writing, Spelling, and Literacy Development

Chapter 8: Motivating Reading and Writing with Well-Known and New Literacies 

Chapter 9: Organizing and Managing the Literacy Program

Chapter 10: Family Literacy Partnerships: Home and School Working Together


Appendix A. Children's Literature for the Early Childhood Classroom

Jennifer Kamm and Bethany Reichwein

Appendix B. Integrated Language Arts Thematic Unit: Animals Around the World

Jennifer Kamm and Kellyanne Healy

Appendix C. Technology Resources for the Early Childhood Classroom

Christina Spiezio

Appendix D. Professional Associations and Related Journals Dealing with Early Literacy

Bethany Reichwein and Jessica Barnosky

Appendix E. Suggestions for Instructors





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