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Teaching and Learning Communication, Language and Literacy

Teaching and Learning Communication, Language and Literacy

March 2007 | 232 pages | SAGE Publications Ltd
Teaching and Learning Communication, Language and Literacy is a comprehensive guide to the teaching and learning of communication, language and literacy in the foundation stage (3-5 years). It draws on research findings and good practice to provide practical guidance about working with young children in nursery and reception classes.

The book examines how young children develop as learners and users of language and literacy and the contribution that home and school make to their learning. It locates learning in a play based curriculum and provides a rationale for making play both a context and a resource for learning. It also takes account of recent policy initiatives such as the Curriculum Guidance for the Foundation Stage, the organization for literacy in reception classes and the foundation stage assessment profile. Throughout the book a distinction is made between the organization and activities that are appropriate to nursery and reception children.

The book contains practical suggestions about activities and resources including ways of working with environmental print and found texts, ICT, TV and video as well as books. The role of adults in supporting and extending learning is considered in detail.

Setting the Scene for Communication, Language and Literacy
Speaking and Listening
Working with Parents and Other Adults
Planning for Communication, Language and Literacy

'In her usual accessible fashion, Ann Browne has written a book that provides support and guidance for both students and practitioners in a range of settings….The whole text manages to combine exploration of theory interwoven with references to documentation followed by practical examples of activities that might foster particular skills, knowledge or understanding' - Early Years

`This text offers sound and detailed guidance on all aspects of communication, language and literacy in the early years...[The author's] helpful message about nurturing positive attitudes to young children's learning permeates the entire text...This could become one of those books that we all need to own and refer to regularly' - Marian Whitehead, language and early years consultant

too generic in style

Mrs Celia O'Hagan
Education , University of Ulster
October 4, 2010

To be recommended as a comprehensive textbook on the subject for all EY specialists.
Ann Browne is a very accessible, well organised and authoritative writer who explores the issues of early learning and the ways in which children can be supported by adults

Mrs Judy Gracey
Education , Canterbury Christ Church University
December 15, 2009

The is a very accessible book for undergraduate students. It is similar in many ways to Ann Browne's other book "Developing Language and Literacy 3-8" but it has some useful additional chapters. The chapter on assessment is particularly interesting.

Mrs Heather Macdonald
Education , Chester University
December 14, 2009

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