CONTENTS1. Introduction to Literacy: Definitions and Theoretical Perspectives2. Children's LiteraturePART 1: YOUNG CHILDREN, LANGUAGE AND LITERACY3. Understanding Oral Language4. Oral Language: Perspectives and Phases5. Early Childhood Settings and Oral Language Learning and Development6. Key Early Childhood Learning Contexts for Oral Language7. Learning Experiences and Activities for Speaking and Listening8. Language, Thinking and Learning9. Assessing Speaking and ListeningPART 2: YOUNG CHILDREN AND READING10. Understanding Reading11. Phonological Awareness, Letters, Sounds and Sight Words12. Vocabulary for Reading and Writing13. Strategies for Teaching Reading14. Reading for Comprehension15. Developing Reading FluencyPART 3: YOUNG CHILDREN AND WRITING16. Introduction to Writing17. Writing Purpose and Text Organisation18. The Writing Conventions: Grammar and Punctuation19. Spelling and Handwriting20. Key Strategies for Teaching Writing21. Writing Experiences and Activities22. Assessing and Evaluating WritingPART 4: FRAMING LANGUAGE AND LITERACY LEARNING23. Critical Literacy and Visual Literacy24. Language, Literacy and Digital Technologies25. Connecting with Families26. Planning for Language and Literacy
Janet Fellowes is an Experienced Senior Lecturer with a demonstrated history of working in the higher education industry. Skilled in E-Learning, Literacy, Program Evaluation, Lecturing, and Educational Technology. Grace Oakley is a Senior Lecturer, Course Coordinator and Head of School, Faculty of Arts, Business, Law and Education, Graduate School of Education at the University of Western Australia.