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Author Ray, Katie Wood, 1964-
Title Already ready : nurturing writers in preschool and kindergarten / Katie Wood Ray and Matt Glover.
Pub Info Portsmouth, NH : Heinemann, 2008.
book jacket
 Falmouth-Children's Room  J PARENT TEACHER J 808.02 Ray     AVAILABLE
Descript xviii, 222 p. : ill. ; 28 cm
Bibliog. Includes bibliographical references (pages 203-207) and index.
Contents What it means to be a writer -- Composition and the importance of making of picture books -- Rethinking the meaning of writing development -- Understanding dimensions of composition development -- The child's image of self as writer : managing the balance of initiation and demonstration -- Understanding the teaching context -- Supporting young writers through read aloud -- Understanding side-by-side teaching -- Building a repertoire of responsive actions for side-by-side teaching -- Supporting young writers with share time.
Summary "Taking an exciting, new approach to working with our youngest students, Already Ready shows you how, by respecting children as writers engaged in bookmaking, you can gently nudge them toward a lifetime of joyful writing. Katie Wood Ray and Matt Glover guide you through fundamental concepts of early writing. Providing numerous, helpful examples of early writing - complete with transcriptions-they demonstrate how to: make sense of children's writing and interpret how they; represent sounds, ideas, and images; see important developmental signs in writers that you can use to help them grow further; and recognize the thinking young children engage in and discover that it's the same thinking more experienced writers use to craft purposeful, thoughtful pieces."--Jacket.
Subject Language arts (Early childhood)
Creative writing.
Creative writing.
Add Author Glover, Matt.
Related To Online version: Ray, Katie Wood, 1964- Already ready. Portsmouth, NH : Heinemann, ©2008 (OCoLC)681759016
ISBN 9780325010731 (alk. paper)
0325010730 (alk. paper)
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