This timely book explores innovative ways teachers can use play-based activities to build a strong literacy foundation for young learners. It is committed to creating classrooms that feature collaborative learning spaces where children work with their peers, assume roles and viewpoints, and communicate naturally with each other.
This comprehensive approach to learning looks at functional and constructive play as well as more structured dramatic play and games with rules. Observations of children's play moments and activities directed by children themselves are shared, along with practical suggestions for how adults can guide students in planned and informal activities to enrich their early literacy skills.
|Pages: 128||Publication Date: 2010||ISBN: 9781551382494|