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Literacy readings and research

reading with ice cream www.childforum.com There is a lot written on literacy and literacy learning and teaching in the early childhood years.

You may be undertaking research, doing an assignment on this topic, or your service may be engaging in self-review and need some background and discussion material

Below is a list of easily accessible New Zealand references and resources to help.

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Articles for Teachers and Professional Learning/ Development

Alexander, S. (2015). Literacy Learning and teaching essentials to know:  Promoting literacy from an early age.  This is a comprehensive overview on literacy in NZ, covering research, practical aspects and policy context with a reference list at the end. Retrieved from: http://www.childforum.com/education/teaching-learning-curriculum/curriculum/328-literacy.html 

 

Morris, B. (2013).  Helping a preschool child learn pre-reading skills.  Retrieved from: http://www.childforum.com/education/teaching-learning-curriculum/curriculum/475-helping-a-preschool-child-learn-pre-reading-skills.html 

 

Research Journal Articles

McLachlan, C. (2008). Early literacy and the transition to school: Issues for early childhood and primary educators. NZ Research in ECE Journal, 11, 105 -118. Retrieved from: http://www.childforum.com/research/2008-nzrece-journal-articles.html 

Margrain, V. (2007). Inside the greenhouse: Hothousing, cultivating, tendering or nurturing precocious readers? NZ Research in ECE Journal, 10, 33 - 45 Retrieved from: http://www.childforum.com/research/2007-nzrece-journal-articles.html 

Patel, S. (2012). Embedding literacy in an early childhood education programme: A look into Montessori. NZ Research in Early Childhood Education Journal, 15, 11-30. Retrieved from http://www.childforum.com/research/2012-nzrece-journal-articles/866-literacy-early-childhood-education-montessori.html 

 

Policy Critique 

Alexander, S. (2013).  The effects of learning in the early childhood years on school achievement in literacy. Retrieved from: http://www.childforum.com/education/research-evidence-and-survey-results/effects-childcare-parents-working-a-needs/1182-the-importance-of-ece-attendance-and-student-performance-in-literacy-maths-and-science-at-school-analysis-of-international-pisa-timss-and-pirls-results-and-australias-naplan.html

 

NZ Books

Ideas for Play: Literacy. A book by New Zealanders Emma Smoldon and Megan Howell.  Read More: http://www.childforum.com/education/books-resources-for-parents-teachers/1250-ideas-play-literacy-smoldon-howell.html

Leading to Reading – The Easy Way by Barbara Morris.  Read More: http://www.childforum.com/education/books-resources-for-parents-teachers/416-leading-to-reading-the-easy-way-by-barbara-morris.html

 

 

NZ Research-based programme

Early Reading Together Programme in early childhood services.  Find out more at https://www.childforum.com/management/supplier.html 

 

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