Supporting literacy learning in the early years

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By Jenni Connor and Christine Topfer

Our ability to use language confidently and appropriately impacts on every aspect of our lives and learning.  Young children learn best when information is embedded in meaningful contexts that make sense to them—when the focus on language is made a priority in everyday life.

Supporting literacy learning in the early years explores the connections between speaking and listening, reading and writing and offers practical advice and reflections on how to incorporate literacy learning into everyday practice.

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Description

Designed for early childhood educators in prior-to-school settings and the early years of school, Supporting literacy learning in the early years draws on contemporary research to identify optimum conditions for children’s language and literacy learning.  The book explores the connections between speaking and listening, reading and writing and offers practical advice and reflections on how to incorporate literacy learning into everyday practice.

Other topics explored in this publication include:

  • Discovering letters and sounds
  • Making and sharing alphabet books
  • Learning about reading
  • Developing a love of words
  • Learning about writing
  • Reading and writing come together in play

About the Research in Practice Series:

The Research in Practice Series is published four times each year by Early Childhood Australia.

The Research in Practice Series is a practical, easy-to-read resource, offering effective new approaches for those challenging issues which arise in the care and education of young children. Each issue explores current and emerging research on a specialised topic within early childhood education and care and translates it into practical case studies, ideas and strategies for modern pedagogical practices.

Each issue can be purchased individually, or subscribe to receive a publication every quarter. Additionally, all subscribers to the Research in Practice Series receive access to specially developed presentations designed to take learning further, perfect to be shared during team meetings. To learn more about subscribing, click here. 

Additional information

Weight 0.084 kg
Dimensions 25 × 17.6 cm
Pages

28

Format

Paperback, e-version

Year published

2015