In Teach Smarter: Literacy Strategies for Early Childhood Teachers, accomplished educator and teaching coach Vanessa Levin delivers a practical guide to help teachers infuse their lessons with vibrant and meaningful hands-on instruction that will not only engage students, but also help them build meaningful connections to both spoken and written language. You’ll discover how to create a strong literacy foundation in each one of your students and fully prepare them for success in kindergarten and beyond.
You’ll find specific examples of hands-on, experiential teaching techniques and activities that interest and delight students, as well as a four-step system for teaching literacy skills based on the foundational principles of early literacy teaching. Finally, you’ll become more confident in your ability to get 100% of your students ready for kindergarten, long before the end of your time with them.
“Vanessa Levin continues to share her creative, holistic teaching style in this must have book for all teachers and parents of young children! At a time when standardized testing has attempted to erase developmentally appropriate practices, early childhood educators need to teach the whole child and follow Levin’s recommendations to teach smarter!”
“The perfect book for early childhood educators who refuse to settle for the status quo. Levin’s practical tips – embedded in her highly engaging and relatable anecdotes – make this a must-have on your teaching resource shelf.”
“Vanessa’s insightful and proven approach to helping young children build strong literacy skills in a classroom setting will not overwhelm you, it will invigorate you!”
Teachers - whether new or seasoned - have questions arise constantly about how to put current research into practice. Especially when it comes to literacy. Teach Smarter gives them a wise, friendly mentor to answer those questions and demonstrate by example, always available and right at their fingertips!