An independent publisher of books and resources for people who work with children with developmental disabilities or learning delays.
Lay flat format/ 608 pages.
Enhance young children’s language skills with this proven play-focused preschool curriculum, drawn from more than 20 years of field testing and outcomes! This highly adaptable, flexible program is a practical and significantly expanded follow-up to the bestselling Building a Language Focused Curriculum for the Preschool Classroom.
Spiral-bound / 456 pages
For children from low-resource backgrounds, a literacy-rich preschool experience with a skilled and engaged teacher can make all the difference—it can offset risk factors and lay the groundwork for lifelong academic success. Now schools can ensure effective early literacy instruction with this field-tested, research-based curriculum for children 3 to 5 years of age.
Both books start with case studies and analyses. This reading is somewhat interesting but the lesson plans are what I -and probably most people- are interested in. The lesson plans (“field-tested, research-based curriculum”) are for preschool students (ages 3-5). They are written for a preschool facility but the lessons can easily be used in a home school classroom. Lots of good activities and suggestions for the school year.(40/41 weeks) The lesson plans in the second book, Building Language Throughout the Year, would be my preferred choice. The layout is more user friendly (single page layout) with room on the page for adding notes or even record keeping. Whether from a “low-resource background” (as this book was designed for) or not, I think the information in this book is helpful for ALL preschool age children.
Brookes Publishing Co. provided complimentary copies for review purposes. No other compensation was received. All opinions are my own.