Literacy Through Play by Gretchen OwockiLiteracy Through Play by Gretchen Owocki

Literacy Through Play

byGretchen Owocki

Paperback | March 11, 1999

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Literacy Through Play is a resource for preschool and primary teachers who are looking for proven methods for preparing young children to become confident and flexible readers and writers. Owocki begins the book by establishing the theoretical rationale for the importance of play in literacy development, then outlines what teachers can do to set up a developmentally appropriate environment.

Title:Literacy Through PlayFormat:PaperbackDimensions:144 pages, 9.05 × 6.05 × 0.4 inPublished:March 11, 1999Publisher:Pearson EducationLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0325001278

ISBN - 13:9780325001272

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Table of Contents


Play and Developmentally Appropriate Practices
2. A Glimpse into Two Early Childhood Classrooms
3. Children Construct Knowledge About the World
4. Children Construct Knowledge About Written Language
5. Discovering Children's Literacy Knowledge
6. Developing the Literate Play Environment

Editorial Reviews

?If, as Owocki and many others have found through research, play is such an effective vehicle for literacy learning, let's start listening to the children and using play to teach. This book provides a clear path for teachers to begin or expand that work.?-Sue Bredekamp