Oral Language and Early Literacy in Preschool

Talking, Reading, and Writing
Second Edition


Kathleen A. Roskos, Patton O. Tabors, and Lisa A. Lenhart

The development of oral language skills in the preschool years is crucial to children’s future reading achievement and school success. In this fully updated second edition of Oral Language and Early Literacy in Preschool, part of the Preschool Literacy Collection, authors Kathleen A. Roskos, Patton O. Tabors, and Lisa A. Lenhart show you what you need to know about joining oral language with early reading and writing instruction in your classroom to prepare your students for life both in and out of school.

New features in the second edition include

  • Expanded sections on daily instructional planning, using assessments, creating substantive conversation with compelling themes, and effective conversational strategies
  • New teaching protocols and instructional frameworks, as well as new techniques for shared book reading
  • A "My ABCs" appendix that serves as a one-stop shop for quickly locating information about assessments, recommended books, and curricular resources that you can use to improve your language and literacy program
  • A professional development section at the end of each chapter to extend your application of the best practices offered in this book

Use this book to guide your preschoolers in developing their oral language skills to become eager learners, ready readers, and budding writers.

© 2009 | 144 pp.
ISBN 13: 978-0-87207-693-8

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