Based on the author's teaching experiences with young children, ""Scribble, Scrabble"" offers a cogent and timely discussion of ways to unite developmentally appropriate and culturally responsive literacy practices. The text unites theory, research and actual teaching practices to broaden and deepen current interest on creating and implementing meaningful and responsive literacy practices and activities during children's early school years. ""Scribble Scrabble"" also features actual student texts, writing, and drawings and discussions with preschool and elementary school teachers as well as parents regarding their views on literacy development for diverse learners in our contemporary schools.
Daniel Meier is an Assistant Professor of Elementary Education at San Francisco State University. He is also the author of Learning in Small Moments: Life in an Urban Classroom, Teachers College Press, 1997.
Part 1 Schooling, Diversity and Literacy Education: Literacy in the Preschool; Children, Teachers and Families; Development, Diversity and Literacy; Toward Common Ground. Part 2 Literacy, Children and Teaching: Physical, Action, Power; The Roots of Literacy for Young Children; Scribble Scrabble; Tensions of Form and Function; A Contemporary Childhood; Literacy in a Child's World. Part 3 Widening Circles of Literacy: Literacy and Schooling; The Perspectives of Teachers; Parents and Families; New Voices in Literacy Education.