Thinking About Literacy: Young Children and Their Language

1st Edition

Fred Sedgwick

Routledge
Published January 28, 1999
Reference - 186 Pages
ISBN 9780415168656 - CAT# RU16719

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Thinking About Literacy discusses the literacy of children in the infant years. The author takes the view that the child is an active learner when he/she arrives in school, and that it is the school's job to build on what the child already knows. The book addresses issues such as spelling, writing, and children talking and writing about moral matters. It has an optimistic view of the potential of children to surprise us with their language and emphasises that literacy is for life, not just for an hour.

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