Language and Literacy Development
What Educators Need to Know
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Language and Literacy Development by James P. Byrnes
Book DescriptionChildren's speaking, reading, and writing skills are closely connected, and this engaging text guides preservice and practicing teachers in choosing instructional strategies that promote the integrated development of these skills. The authors explore the foundations of language in the developing brain and show how language acquisition in early childhood influences later literacy and language use. Chapters cover phonological skills, vocabulary, grammatical knowledge, comprehension, and writing, as well as instructional techniques and programs. The book examines why some students struggle with particular language and literacy tasks and how motivation and sociocultural factors affect proficiency. Rich classroom vignettes and examples of effective teaching strategies are accompanied by accessible explanations of relevant research.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9781593859909
(229mm x 155mm x 23mm)
Imprint: Guilford Publications
Publisher: Guilford Publications
Publish Date: 24-Nov-2008
Country of Publication: United States
Books By Author James P. Byrnes
Perspectives on Language and Thought, Paperback (June 2008)
This book presents current observational and experimental research on the links between thought and language in such children.
Language, Literacy and Cognitive Development, Hardback (October 2001)» View all books by James P. Byrnes
This text's goal is to go beyond traditional accounts of human symbol skills to examine the development and consequences of symbolic communication. The editors explore the significance of communicationg symbolically as a means for understanding human symbol skills.
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Author Biography - James P. Byrnes
James P. Byrnes, PhD, Department of Psychological Studies in Education, Temple University, Philadelphia, PA, USA, and Barbara A. Wasik, PhD, Department of Curriculum, Instruction, and Technology Education, Temple University, Philadelphia, PA, USA
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