3rd Edition

Supporting Language and Literacy 0-5
A Practical Guide for the Early Years Foundation Stage

ISBN 9780415558532
Published June 18, 2010 by Routledge
112 Pages 29 B/W Illustrations

USD $32.95

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Book Description

Supporting Language and Literacy 0–5 offers practical guidance for those supporting young children’s language and literacy development. It describes the important features of early language development providing a clear and accessible theoretical framework illustrated by practical examples taken from a wide range of early years settings.

Linking directly to the Early Years Foundation Stage, the book focuses on the principles of inclusion, equality, individualised learning, planning, assessment and cross-curricular working that play a vital part in delivering the EYFS successfully. Additional features include:

  • a range of reflective and interactive activities supported by photocopiable materials
  • extension tasks for group training
  • practical examples to link the theory to practice
  • annotated further reading lists.

Supporting Language and Literacy 0–5 is an ideal handbook for trainers and trainees in local authorities, colleges and universities delivering courses such as BTEC, NVQ and NNEB. It is also a valuable resource for early years practitioners encouraging them to reflect on their own experiences and understand the direct impact they can have on children’s learning.

Table of Contents

Introduction  1. Every child matters  2. The centrality of language and literacy  3. Starting with assessment – links to the cyclic process described in the EYFS  4. Speaking, listening and thinking  5. Reading from the start  6. The developing writer  7. Cross-curricular learning  8. Children with English as an additional language

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Suzi Clipson-Boyles is an education consultant, trainer and author. She supports and offers guidance to schools and local authorities in the areas of school improvement, early years and drama.