This practical guide to teaching literacy in kindergarten is based on the premise that "students can manage higher and more specific goals than those of the traditional kindergarten program." A spirit of play is essential for kindergartners, and this program combines that philosophy with the nitty-gritty of successful instruction. Shared, guided, and independent reading, integrated with interactive, shared, and independent writing—and a constant infusion of word-study skills—provide a playful, confidence-building curriculum. For use with Grades PreK-K.
Teach higher-level literacy skills to kindergartners without compromising a spirit of play and discovery.
This practical guide is based on the premise that students can do more than is expected and that a spirit of play is essential for kindergartners. Illustrations.
Rosalie Franzese is a staff developer for grades K-2 in District 2 in New York City and a Reading-Recovery trained language-arts specialist. An Adjunct Instructor at the New York University School of education, she has 15 years of teaching experience in the New York City school system. As a part of the Distinguished Teacher program in New York she developed the successful program—now serving as a model for the district—described in this book.
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