For Early Childhood
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Author: Pam Schiller, Clarissa Willis
Publisher: Gryphon House
Pages: 304, © 2008
Best-selling, award-winning authors Pam Schiller and Clarissa Willis have teamed up to create this collection of 100 literacy lessons, designed to introduce children ages 3-6 to a variety of literacy concepts and build important literacy skills. Each of these simple, fun lessons offers adaptations for children with special needs, including:
- Visual impairments
- Hearing impairments
- Cognitive challenges
- Motor delays
- Speech/language delays
- Emotional/behavior issues
The first page of each two-page lesson features a learning objective, a literacy activity, extension activities, a daily reflection, and vocabulary. The second page has adaptations specific to the literacy lesson for children with special needs.
A great grab-and-use book for preschool teachers!
"The lessons are well thought out and easy to use. The adaptation section at the end of each lesson is informative and gives teachers a broad range of ideas. Well organized - very good information for making modifications for children with special needs. Lots of hands-on activities, and great lists of supporting books at the end of each section."
"This book is a collection of 100 lessons designed to introduce and develop literacy skills and concepts for children ages 3-6. Each lesson suggest adaptations for children with special needs including: visual impairments, hearing impairments, cognitive challenges, motor delays, speech/language delays, and emotional/behavioral issues."
Pam Schiller, Ph.D., is a freelance early childhood author and consultant. She is Past-President of the Southern Early Childhood Association and Texas Association for the Education of Young Children. She served as Head of the Early Childhood Department at the University of Houston, where she also directed the Lab School. Pam is a highly sought after speaker and has given numerous presentations for organizations such as the National Association for the Education of Young Children, the Southern Early Childhood Association, Association for Childhood Education International, and the International Reading Association. She has written numerous articles for early childhood journals, including Child Care Information Exchange and Texas Child Care Quarterly. Pam is the author of five early childhood curriculums, eleven children's books and more than thirty teacher and parent resource books.
Pam Schiller lives in Cypress, Texas.
Clarissa Willis, Ph.D., has worked for the past 20 years on behalf of children with autism spectrum disorder and their families. She is the author of five books including the award-winning titles Teaching Young Children with Autism Spectrum Disorder and Inclusive Literacy Lessons. Her articles on child development and early childhood special education have been published both nationally and internationally. Formerly an Associate Professor of Special Education and the Associate Director of the Center of Excellence in Early Childhood Learning and Development at East Tennessee State University, she currently works as an early childhood consultant and frequent speaker at national and international conferences.
Clarissa Willis lives in Winston-Salem, North Carolina.