Books Are for Talking, Too!
Jane L. Gebers
Use joint book reading to promote literacy and communication skills!
Over 100 popular children's books have now been added to your favourite sourcebook, Books Are for Talking, Too! Forty of the new books listed feature new phonological awareness games, making this updated, third edition even more resourceful for teachers and SLPs to use in literacy training. Look for additional skills and methods to include pragmatic language, morphological awareness, and higher level concepts.
Books Are for Talking, Too! Third Edition is a professional resource promoting literacy and oral communication through the low-text picture book genre of children's literature. This time-saving guide suggests literally hundreds of quality books that can address a variety of skills. Use it with an individual child, groups of children, or a whole classroom of children--from preschoolers to preadolescents and adolescents. Get help planning sessions, selecting literature, and facilitating language learning, literacy, and speech sound production (among many other objectives) from this outstanding sourcebook.
Books Are for Talking, Too! Third Edition is divided into five primary sections. Sections 1 through 3 contain researched information on the uses of books, suggestions for looking for more books, and an extensive catalogue of books appropriate for preschool and kindergarten, grades 1 through 5, and grades 6 through 12. Section 4 contains reproducible parent handouts. Section 5 contains indexes.
Each book listed in the catalogues gives publication information, suggested grade and interest levels, a synopsis, a sample of the skills the book can be used to address, and methods for developing a wide range of language learning, phonological awareness, and speech production skills. You'll also have the easy-to-use indexes, including Topic Explorations and Skills indexes, which are cross-referenced with the books in the catalogues. Two additional indexes provide listings by author and title. Whether you use the books listed to facilitate vocabulary development, teach pragmatic language usage, or remediate the misarticulation of speech sounds, you'll love the creative ideas and time-saving energy this book affords you.
512 pages, 2003, paperback