Theoretical Framework for Early Literacy and Language Assessment and Curriculum; * The Development of Early Literacy; * The Role of Scaffolding; * Implementing Ladders to Literacy Print/Book Awareness; * Shared Storybook Reading; * Snack/Lunch Menu; * Following Recipes; *...and more; Metalinguistic Awareness; * Sound Representations; * Musical Instruments; * Rhythmic Activities; *...and more; Oral Language; * Show and Tell; * Food Talk; * Talking About Books; *...and more; A. Ladders to Literacy Preschool; Checklist; B. Early Literacy Activities for Children and Parents: A Parent's Guide to Easy Times to Do These Activities; C. Glossary; D. Additional Resources.
Angela Notari-Syverson is Research Associate at Washington Research Institute. Rollanda O'Connor is Professor of Education at University of California, Riverside. Patricia Vadasy is Principal Investigator at Washington Research Institute.
"The theoretical information in this book and the activities are invaluable. It is wonderful to have a curriculum guide with practical, well-developed activities that target a variety of functioning levels and abilities, and are geared directly at enhancing early literacy skills in the preschool population.... [A] well-written, practical reference in the area of early literacy." - The CLAS Early Childhood Research Institute, on the first edition "A valuable resource for families, educators, speech-language pathologists, and consultants." - Paul S. Miller, Ph.D., CCC-SLP, Consultant, Interactive Communication Services, on the first edition"