When Stories Come to School: Telling, Writing, & Performing Stories in the Early Childhood Classroom
By Patsy Cooper, 144pp.
Patsy Cooper offers preschool teachers, kindergarten teachers, daycare workers, and parents a wonderful and natural way to help young children begin to read and write: placing stories at the very core of the early childhood curriculum. The book includes an in-depth discussion of the crucial pedagogical and developmental roles that stories can play in early childhood, as well as a practical guide to having children tell their own stories and perform them with their classmates. Cooper discusses the uses and misuses of Whole Language, Invented Spelling, and the Writing Process. “Will inspire as well as inform.”—Dimensions of Early Childhood.