How can early childhood educators give young children a strong foundation of emergent literacy skills and a head start in social studies and science? The secrets are in PAVEd for Success, a road map to school readiness for preschool and kindergarten students. Highly effective and ready to use, this proven program supplement helps early childhood educators explicitly teach vocabulary and oral language skills through lessons that introduce key social studies and science terms.Teachers will start with a complete introduction to the PAVEd for Success approach, with invaluable tips, strategies, and classroom examples to help them enhance young children's emergent literacy. Then they'll get 24 engaging PAVE lesson plans thatare scientifically based evaluated in more than 300 prekindergarten and kindergarten classroomsuse proven methods to improve students' vocabulary and oral language skills: shared storybook reading, intentional conversations, and explicit vocabulary instructionare consistent with National Early Literacy Panel guidelinesfit perfectly with RTI great for whole class, small group, or individual instructioneasily supplement existing literacy programs and class routinesteach children about science and social studies concepts such as magnets, outer space, transportation, maps and globes, seasons, and recyclingwork with diverse learners, including children with disabilities and English language learnersThe included CD-ROM gives teachers easy access to all the printable materials they need for the PAVE lessons: more than 350 vocabulary picture cards, checklists for teachers and supervisors, student tracking and assessment tools, and sample letters to parents. Plus a helpful appendix of crosswalks shows how the PAVE approach aligns with the goals and standards identified by today's most widely respected organizations and programs.With the research-based strategies and lessons in this practical guidebook, teachers will PAVE the road to reading for all young children and prepare them for school success in first grade and beyond.Includes crosswalks that show how PAVE aligns withTeaching Strategies GOLD Head Start Child Development and Early Learning FrameworkHigh Scope Preschool Curriculum ContentCommon Core English Language Arts StandardsNational Science Education StandardsNational Council for the Social Studies Curriculum StrandsHow Our Early Childhood Products Align with the Head Start Child Development and Early Learning Outcomes Framework
Dr. Hamilton began her career in early childhood education in the 1980s as a child care teacher. Dr. Hamilton also coordinates the division of Children, Families and Schools at UMass Amherst; and she teaches graduate and undergraduate courses in child development, early childhood education, and elementary education. Her research interests include early literacy, early childhood curriculum, the social context of schooling, and technology-based learning and teaching. Dr. Schwanenflugel teaches graduate and undergraduate courses for educators on educational psychology, human development, and psycholinguistics. Her research interests include early literacy, reading fluency, and vocabulary development and their instruction. She has authored or coauthored four books and numerous articles and chapters on early literacy and conceptual development in young children, among other topics.