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Storytimes for Everyone!: Developing Young Children's Language and Literacy

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"Recognizing that informed, caring adults are critical to supporting early literacy development, this important resource builds on the concepts introduced in the second edition of the ALSC/PLA Every Child Ready to Read(r) initiative. Offering practical suggestions for incorporating early literacy information and strategies into the storytime setting, early literacy authori ...more
Paperback, 276 pages
Published July 22nd 2013 by American Library Association (first published October 1st 2012)
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Kathy MacMillan
Ghoting and Diaz incorporate the latest research in this resource for what they call “early literacy enhanced storytimes” – storytime programs that introduce early literacy concepts in dynamic, practical ways that engage children and parents alike, providing families with tools they can use to develop children’s language every day. The authors focus on the five components of early literacy:

Phonological awareness
Print conventions and awareness
Letter knowledge
Vocabulary
Background knowledge
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J.D. Holman
This is the best book on library science I've read since my days as a graduate student in the field. I feel like I have a grasp on some theories for early literacy enhanced story times. Be sure to follow the links provided in the book! http://www.earlylit.net is unbelievably valuable. In addition to the handouts there, I'll likely copy down many of the early literacy asides in Chapter 12 to use in my upcoming baby programs or even my generic story time.

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Paula
Storytimes for Everyone! builds on the concepts introduced in the second edition of the Every Child Ready to Read® initiative to offer practical suggestions for incorporating early literacy information and strategies into the storytime setting.
Lupine
Great resource for incorporating literacy concepts into storytime. Wish it had existed when I first became a children's librarian.
Meg
Has premade storytimes, will be helpful in a library setting.
Jessica
This book is fantastic for new ideas or enhancing your storytime. I am definitely going to try their science storytimes---and I like the pre-reading surveys they would give parents, charts, calendars, so parents have more involvement in understanding how beneficial early literacy is for their children.
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