Teach Smarter: Literacy Strategies for Early Childhood Teachers (Paperback)
Discover new, practical methods for teaching literacy skills in your early childhood classroom.
Has teaching early literacy skills become a stumbling block to getting your preschool students kindergarten ready? Break out of the tired "letter of the week" routine and learn how to transform your lessons with fun and effective techniques. Teach Smarter: Literacy Strategies for Early Childhood Teachers will equip teachers to infuse every aspect of their teaching with exciting hands-on literacy teaching methods that engage students and help them build authentic connections with books, so that 100% of their students will have a strong literacy foundation and will be fully prepared for success in kindergarten and beyond.
Respected author Vanessa Levin, veteran early childhood educator and author of the "Pre-K Pages" blog, breaks down the research and translates it into realistic, actionable steps you can take to improve your teaching.
- Features specific examples of teaching techniques and activities that engage students in hands-on, experiential learning during circle time, centers, and small groups.
- Offers a simple, four-step system for teaching literacy skills, based on the foundational principles of early literacy teaching
- Demonstrates how to build your confidence in your ability to get 100% of your students ready for kindergarten, long before the end of the school year
Understand the problems with traditional literacy teaching and identify gaps in your current teaching practice with this valuable resource.
About the Author
VANESSA LEVIN is the creator of Pre-K Pages, one of the Internet's most popular resource websites for teachers of young children. With more than 20 years of classroom teaching experience, Vanessa encourages and supports early childhood educators around the world via her Teaching Trailblazers mentorship program. Her mission is to bridge the gap between Preschool/pre-K and the world of K-12 education.