The Fifth Edition of Literacy's Beginnings offers an integrated approach to reading and writing instruction keyed to the five typical developmental stages through which most children pass (the IRA/NAEYC phases of literacy).
McGee and Richgels have set the standard in this new edition by clearly and simply explaining the issues addressed in Reading First and Early Reading First legislation that affect the reading instruction of young children. Aligned with the findings of the National Reading Panel, this edition focuses on child-centered instruction in phonemic awareness, phonics, decoding, comprehension, and interpretation. Without question, this text will be the most talked about resource for prospective teachers of children from birth to age eight.
CHAPTER 1 UNDERSTANDING CHILDREN’S LITERACY DEVELOPMENT
CHAPTER 2 BIRTH TO THREE YEARS: THE FOUNDATIONS OF LITERACY DEVELOPMENT
CHAPTER 3 THREE TO FIVE YEARS: NOVICE READERS AND WRITERS IN THE PHASE OF AWARENESS AND EXPLORATION
CHAPTER 4 FROM FIVE TO SEVEN YEARS: EXPERIMENTING READERS AND WRITERS
CHAPTER 5 FROM SIX TO EIGHT YEARS: CONVETIONAL READERS AND WRITERS IN EARLY, TRANSITIONAL, AND SELF-GENERATIVE PHASES
CHAPTER 6 LITERACY-RICH CLASSROOMS
CHAPTER 7 SUPPORTING LANGUAGE AND LITERACY LEARNING IN PRESCHOOLS
CHAPTER 8 SUPPORTING LITERACY LEARNING IN KINDERGARTEN
CHAPTER 9 SUPPORTING LITERACY LEARNING IN FIRST GRADE
CHAPTER 10 SUPPORTING LITERACY LEARNING IN SECOND THROUGH FOURTH GRADES
CHAPTER 11 MEETING THE NEEDS OF DIVERSE LEARNERS
CHAPTER 12 PUTTING IT ALL TOGETHER: USING ASSESSMENT TO GUIDE INSTRUCTION