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Author: Pam Schiller, Rafael Lara-Alecio, Beverly J. Irby
Publisher: Gryphon House
Pages: 384, © 2004
With Spanish and English on each page, this collection of over 450 rhymes, songs, stories, and fingerplays provides the opportunity for building vocabulary and exploring the sounds of language-important skills for beginning readers! Organized by theme for easy use, these selections provide a springboard for teaching a second language and for working in a bilingual classroom.
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.
Rafael Lara-Alecio, Ph.D. is an experienced early childhood, elementary, and secondary school bilingual teacher. He is currently Professor and Director of the Bilingual Programs in the Department of Educational Psychology at Texas A&M University. His primary areas of expertise in bilingual education include assessment/evaluation, methodologies, bi-literacy, and parental involvement. He has an extensive background in mathematics and science education and has been widely published.
Rafael Lara-Alecio lives in Houston, Texas.
Beverly J. Irby, Ph.D., is Professor and Department Chair of the Department of Educational Leadership and Counseling at Sam Houston State University, Huntsville, Texas. She has held several leadership positions in special education, curriculum, gifted, and bilingual/ESL education. She has also served as a principal and superintendent. In her research, writing, and presentation, Beverly has explored issues in educational administration, women's leadership, curriculum development, assessment, and Hispanic gifted and early childhood education.
Beverly J. Irby lives in Huntsville, Texas.