Paved for Success: Building Vocabulary and Language Development in Young Learners, Chapter 1 [PDF] by Claire E. Hamilton and Paula J. Schwanenflugel

This book is a guide for building a strong foundation for reading during the early childhood years. We have collaborated with classroom teachers to design clear, realistic, practical, and successful strategies that work in real classrooms with real teachers and real students. Our basic premise is that 1) children’s later reading success depends to a large degree on a strong foundation, which is build during the preschool and kindergarten years, and that 2) early childhood teachers can easily master skills that will help them fortify this foundation and thus, make huge strides in bridging the achievement gap.

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