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Literacy Strategies for Early Childhood Teachers

Learn modern and effective literacy techniques for your early childhood classroom

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.

 

Who Should Read This Book?

  • Are you a Preschool, Pre-K or Kindergarten teacher?
  • Not sure which order to teach the letters, or where to start when it comes to teaching emergent literacy skills?
  • Are you struggling to get your students to learn the letters of the alphabet?
  • Do you worry that the students in your classroom won’t be Kindergarten ready?

What the Book is NOT:

  • Full of educational jargon and theory that make it difficult to comprehend and put into practice in your classroom.
  • For teachers who are willing to settle for the status quo and prefer to teach using ineffective and outdated methods.
  • Filled with Pinterest worthy craft projects that look great on the refrigerator, but don’t have anything to do with teaching emergent literacy skills.

What You WIll Learn

  • How to infuse your literacy lessons with vibrant and meaningful hands-on instruction
  • How to engage students and help them build meaningful connections to both spoken and written language.
  • A four-step proven system for teaching emergent literacy skills based on current research and best instructional practices.
  • How to become more confident in your ability to get 100% of your students ready for kindergarten.
  • How to create a strong literacy foundation in each one of your students and fully prepare them for success in kindergarten and beyond.
  • Specific examples of hands-on, experiential teaching techniques and activities that will interest and delight your students.
  • How to break out of the tired “letter of the week” routine transform your lessons with fun and effective techniques.
  • How to easily assess your literacy lessons for effectiveness
Order the Book

“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!

ANNA ARLOTTA-GUERRERO, Ph.D. University of Pittsburgh School of Education

“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.”

DANNY BRASSELL, Ph.D. Bestselling author and co-creator of theREADINGhabit.com

“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!”

DEBORAH J. STEWART, M.Ed. Early Childhood Educator and Author

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!

AMANDA MORGAN Writer, Speaker, and Creator of Not Just Cute

About Pre-K Pages

I'm Vanessa, I help busy Pre-K and Preschool teachers plan effective and engaging lessons, create fun, playful learning centers, and gain confidence in the classroom. As a Pre-K teacher with more than 20 years of classroom teaching experience, I'm committed to helping you teach better, save time, stress less, and live more. As an early childhood trainer, I have spoken to thousands of teachers in person at popular early childhood conferences such as Frog Street Splash, I Teach K! and NAEYC. I was honored to receive the 2012 CCAEYC Trainer of the Year Award. My work has been featured in Scholastic Teacher magazine and on NBC 5 DFW.

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