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Link: Teaching Reading: K-2

Cindy Wilson's Kindergarten Class

Selected Resources


Building Oral Language

Video Summary

The Teacher and the Class

Analyzing the Video

Making Connections

Selected Resources

Resources Used By Ms. Wilson

Clay, M. An Observation Survey of Early Literacy Achievement. Portsmouth, N.H.: Heinemann, 1993.

Fountas, I. C., and G. S. Pinnell. Guided Reading: Good First Teaching for All Children. Portsmouth, N.H.: Heinemann, 1996.

Pinnell, G. S., I. C. Fountas, and M. E. Giacobbe. Word Matters: Teaching Phonics and Spelling in the Reading/Writing Classroom. Portsmouth, N.H.: Heinemann, 1988.

Rigby Literacy Development Plan

Books for Students in Ms. Wilson's Classroom

Carlstrom, Nancy White. Happy Birthday Jesse Bear. Hong Kong: Simon & Schuster, 2000.

Chinn, Karen. Sam and the Lucky Money. New York, N.Y.: Lee & Low Books, 1997.

Compestine, Ying Chang, and Tungwai Chau. The Runaway Rice Cake. New York, N.Y.: Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers, 2001.

Thong, Roseanne. Red Is a Dragon: A Book of Colors. San Francisco, Calif.: Chronicle Books, 2001.

Wong, Janet S. This Next New Year. New York, N.Y.: Frances Foster Books, 2000.

Additional Resources

Books and Articles:

Abbott, S., and C. Grose. "'I Know English So Many, Mrs. Abbott': Reciprocal Discoveries in a Linguistically Diverse Classroom." Language Arts 75, no. 3 (1998).

Da Silva, K. E. "Drawing on Experience: Connecting Art and Language." Primary Voices 10, no. 2 (2001). Urbana, Ill.: National Council of Teachers of English.

Diamond, B., and M. Moore. Multicultural Literacy: Mirroring the Reality of the Classroom. White Plains, N.Y.: Longman, 1995.

Fassler, R. "'Let's Do It Again!' Peer Collaboration in an ESL Kindergarten." Language Arts 75, no. 3 (1998).

Harris, V. ed. Using Multiethnic Literature in the K-8 Classroom. Norwood, Mass.: Christopher Gordon, 1997.

Neuman, S. B., and K. Roskos. "Play, Print, and Purpose: Enriching Play Environments for Literacy Development." The Reading Teacher 44, no. 3 (1990). Newark, Del.: International Reading Association.

Spangenberg-Urbschat, K., and R. Pritchard, eds. Kids Come in All Languages: Reading Instruction for ESL Students. Newark, Del.: International Reading Association, 1994.

Web sites

International Reading Association

National Council of Teachers of English

National Association of Education of Young Children

Center for the Improvement of Early Reading Ability (CIERA)

National Association for Bilingual Education (NABE)

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