Literacy from Day One / Edition 1 available in Paperback
The Overnight Book Program can begin on day one. Pat advises teachers not to hesitate: "I start reading to my first graders right away . . . The stories bind us as a group." By sending a book home nightly with each of her students, Dragan developed a cornerstone for teaching that encompasses care and value for books, responsibility, and working together to learn, as well as traditional curricular areas of phonemic awareness, language and vocabulary development, and comprehension.
Humor and innovation are also important ingredients in teaching young children. Dragan emphasizes throughout specific methods that promote joyful learning, creativity, integrated learning, and making connections. "Visual motivators" help the process with suggestions for using children's writing, dictation, art, and photos to produce charts, posters, and murals - some of the first materials children can successfully read. With the range of options presented here, not only will teachers find an organization style that best suits them for managing an Overnight Book Program, they'll discover - or rediscover - the joy of recognition as young readers and writers first learn to connect with the printed word.
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About the Author
Table of ContentsGetting Started on the First Day of School
Discovering the Ticket to Literacy - Books!
Managing an Overnight Book Program
Fostering Successful Literacy
Imaging the Story
Leaping into Literacy Through Pictures and Photographs
Making Sense of Text Through Creative Responses and Literacy Centers
Writing Our Way