Early Childhood Language Arts by Mary Renck JalongoEarly Childhood Language Arts by Mary Renck Jalongo

Early Childhood Language Arts

byMary Renck Jalongo

Paperback | September 5, 2013

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“What do early childhood educators really need to know, do, and understand in order to work effectively and compassionately with the very young?”  This is the focus of Mary Renck Jalongo’s approach to this new edition of her widely popular Early Childhood Language Arts. In it she helps teachers become well informed about young children’s language development, strategies to use to support language growth, and the essential elements for a novice teacher to mature into a master teacher. Distinctive from many other early literacy books in that it includes oral language rather than concentrating on literacy in print, the approach is to integrate language arts and other subject areas, including the fine arts.

Mary Renck Jalongo is a teacher, writer, and editor. As a classroom teacher she taught preschool, first grade, and second grade; worked with children of migrant farm workers; and taught in the laboratory preschool at the University of Toledo. Currently she is a professor at Indiana University of Pennsylvania, where she earned the unive...
Title:Early Childhood Language ArtsFormat:PaperbackDimensions:456 pages, 9.25 × 7.6 × 1.15 inPublished:September 5, 2013Publisher:Pearson EducationLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0133358445

ISBN - 13:9780133358445

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Table of Contents



Part One Language Learning in Context

1. Appreciating Diversity and Educating the Young English Language Learner

2. Optimizing Every Child’s Language Growth through Family Literacy        


Part Two Oral Language

3. Understanding Language Development in Early Childhood         

4. Helping Young Children Become Better Listeners           

5. Supporting the Speaking Abilities of the Very Young     

6. Using Narrative and Expository Texts to Foster Growth in Literacy          


Part Three Literacy with Print

7. Fostering Growth in Emergent Literacy  

8. Supporting Early and Independent Reading       

9. Leading Young Children to Literature     


Part Four Written Language and Symbol Systems

10. Drawing and Writing to Communicate    

11. Understanding Media Influences and Applying Technology         


Part Five The Teacher of Language Arts

12. Designing and Managing a Language Arts Program       

13. Documenting Children’s Progress in the Language Arts  

Editorial Reviews

"The Jalongo textbook is organized in a way that is very meaningful for the instructor as well as the student.  The textbook covers the most up-to-date research and information about literacy and language development for young children.  I love all the detail this book has to offer like the links with literature, ELLs, and strategies for the classroom teacher." - Traci Johnston, Pulaski Technical College "This textbook is very student friendly and helps the students learn the key concepts of emerging literacy in terms they can understand and uses real-life scenarios so the students can understand them in context. It supports the collaboration of teachers and families. It provides the students with useful suggestions to implement into their own classroom. It recognizes the importance of research in the early childhood field and the changing classroom of more diverse students." - Jane Horner, Associate Professor , Ivy Tech Community College