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Title:
Creating readers : over 1000 games, activities, tongue twisters, fingerplays, songs, and stories to get children excited about reading
Author:
Schiller, Pamela Byrne.
Personal Author:
Publication Information:
Beltsville, MD : Gryphon House, [2000]

©2000
Physical Description:
447 pages : illustrations ; 28 cm
Language:
English
ISBN:
9780876592588
Format :
Book

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Summary

Summary

Learn the basic building blocks of reading with Creating Readers, an incredibly comprehensive resource that develops a strong foundation for pre-readers. This book gives teachers and parents the tools to teach beginning reading skills and phonemic awareness with over 1000 activities, games, fingerplays, songs, tongue twisters, poems and stories for each letter of the alphabet. This invaluable resource will start children ages 3 to 8 on a future rich with reading.


Author Notes

Pam Schiller, Ph.D., is an early childhood author, consultant, and highly sought after speaker. She has written numerous articles for early childhood journals, including Child Care Information Exchange and Texas Child Care Quarterly. Pam is the author of five early childhood curriculums, eleven children's books and more than 30 teacher and parent resource books.


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School Library Journal Review

An exhaustive compilation of resources, this book gives helpful ideas for preparing preschoolers to get ready to read. The author discusses the debate between the systematic instruction of phonics versus the whole-language approach, and follows a developmental sequence to achieve the desire and skills needed for reading. Chapters cover comprehending stories, developing oral language and following directions, understanding the functions of print (spatial concepts, story maps, and creative writing), and acquiring reading skills. About 100 pages are devoted to games and activities for learning each letter of the alphabet, e.g., the letter "A" has nine pages about learning the short and long "A." Appendixes include assessment checklists for noting progress, patterns for flannel boards and other props, recipes, and a glossary. No music accompanies any of the songs, and the suggested reading lists do not include publishers or dates. Also, while the book appears to be geared toward younger children, some of the exercises such as re-creating stories through drama and the use of journaling are better suited to an older audience. While not a necessary purchase, this comprehensive book will be useful for program planning for libraries, as well as for educators.-DeAnn Tabuchi, San Anselmo Public Library, CA (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.


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