Literacy & Language

Kaplan's large collection of over 200 materials dedicated to literacy and language will help students develop their reading, writing, and critical thinking skills. Materials include resource books, posters, bookmarks, workbooks, CDs, activity kits, and more.

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Connecting Right from the Start: Fostering Effective Communication with Dual Language Learners
Connecting Right from the Start: Fostering Effective Communication with Dual Language Learners
Item: 72387
Status: In Stock
$19.95
Connecting with dual language learners (DLLs) is a growing reality among early childhood educators, who need to learn practical, proven strategies to reach these students. Grounded in research and strengthened by the author's personal experience as a student learning English, Connecting Right from the Start helps teachers understand the culturally and linguistically diverse children in their classroom, as well as those with disabilities. Some of the skills teachers will learn: ways to make DLLs… More »
Many Languages, One Classroom
Many Languages, One Classroom
Item: 17244
Status: In Stock
$12.95
Many Languages, One Classroom applies the latest information about best practices to all aspects of a preschool program. Designed to fit any preschool curriculum, this book addresses state standards and benchmarks of standard quality programming. Organized by interest areas and times of the day, you'll find everything you need to help English language learners during dramatic play, outdoor play, reading, science, blocks, and circle time. Each chapter is broken down into several sections: the environment,… More »
Playful Writing: 150 Open-Ended Explorations in Emergent Literacy
Playful Writing: 150 Open-Ended Explorations in Emergent Literacy
Item: 27686
Status: In Stock
$19.95
Adults and children write to communicate ideas, to share information, and to record events. 'Playful Writing' builds on the cyclical nature of learning with open-ended play ideas that will inspire children to write. From the first marks of the youngest writers to ready writers who use their expanding vocabularies to express increasingly complex ideas, this book offers teachers, caregivers, and parents of children ages three to eight, 150 ideas for inspiring and scaffolding children's writing explorations.… More »
Raising a Talker: Easy Activities for Birth to Age 3
Raising a Talker: Easy Activities for Birth to Age 3
Item: 27920
Status: In Stock
$19.95
Combining fun, easy-to-do activities with research-based tips and developmental overviews, "Raising a Talker" helps parents and caregivers naturally transform play sessions into meaningful language-learning experiences. Little tweaks and easy changes in everyday play create nurturing environments where communication and discovery can flourish. These skills build the foundation for better communication, both now and later, and set the stage for success in school and beyond. This practical… More »
English for Child Care
English for Child Care
Item: 28248
Status: In Stock
$30.00
"English for Child Care" encompasses language skills for parents and providers. The comprehensive text is designed to meet the language requirements of adults who care for children. This book provides practice for high-beginning to low-intermediate language learners in reading, writing, listening, speaking, pronunciation, vocabulary, and grammar. The textbook can be used as the core resource in a language development class for child caregivers and parents. Includes a CD.
All About Words - Paperpack
All About Words - Paperpack
Item: 29106
Status: In Stock
$25.95
A practical guide designed to help early childhood teachers take advantage of the unique opportunity provided by the Common Core State Standards. Each chapter includes ideas to support home-school connections. Each chapter includes ideas to support home-school connections, recognizing the important role parents play in children?s vocabulary development. Throughout, the authors encourage readers to examine day-to-day classroom issues, making it an ideal resource for professional development.196 pages.
Story Dictation
Story Dictation
Item: 16875
Status: In Stock
$24.95
3 years & up. Builds literacy, sequential storytelling, and abstract thinking abilities, while helping fulfill early learning standards. This book will identify basics of story dictation, including when and how to do it; how to use it to assess and document language and social development; and the most common subjects of children's stories and what they may represent. 144 pages.
10 Languages You'll Need Most in the Classroom
10 Languages You'll Need Most in the Classroom
Item: 18139
Status: In Stock
$49.95
This handy reference guide to the ten most common languages of students who do not speak English - Spanish, Russian, Vietnamese, Arabic, Tagalog, Haitian Creole, Navajo, Hmong, Cantonese, and Korean - offers practical guidance for communicating with ELL students and their families. Includes information about the culture of the family's country of origin; guides to common words and phrases; picture dictionaries that can be reproduced for use with students; sample parent letters with English and native… More »
Homework Assistance & Out-of-School Time/Literacy
Homework Assistance & Out-of-School Time/Literacy
Item: 26771
Status: In Stock
$14.95
This publication is actually two books on two hot topics. The homework publication covers issues such as research on homework, the variety of program approaches and methods of training staff members for successful homework assistance. The literacy book assists after-school providers in introducing and integrating literacy into their program. Issues covered include children with learning disabilities and those whose first language is not English. Paperback. 96 pages.
From A to Z: Themes for Preschool Learning Centers - Paperback
From A to Z: Themes for Preschool Learning Centers - Paperback
Item: 52497
Status: In Stock
$23.99
This great resource for preschool teachers includes over 500 fun, theme-based activities for preschool learning centers. From ants to zebras, this book includes multiple themes for every letter of the alphabet. Each theme includes the following: Background information and interesting facts related to the theme. Paperback. 272 pages.
The Common Sense Guide to the Common Core
The Common Sense Guide to the Common Core
Item: 52978
Status: In Stock
$39.99
Grades K - 8. Some people call it Common Core - in reality, it's common sense. This guide will raise educators' comprehension of the Common Core State Standards with ease and efficiency. Each of the 40 teacher-tested tools are clearly presented, explained, and exemplified, guiding educators through every stage of implementing Common Core across the curriculum - from gap analysis to lesson design to assessment. Readers will examine your current practices and update existing curriculum using research-based… More »
Daily 5 Book Set - Set of 2
Daily 5 Book Set - Set of 2
Item: 53429
Status: In Stock
$45.95
"The Daily 5" provides a way for any teacher to structure literacy time to increase student independence and allow for individualized attention in small groups and one-on-one. "The CAFE" system provides a structure for conferring with students, a language for talking about reading development, and a system for tracking growth and fostering students independence. Set of 2 books.
The Bilingual Book of Rhymes, Songs, Stories and Fingerplays
The Bilingual Book of Rhymes, Songs, Stories and Fingerplays
Item: 60344
Status: In Stock
$29.95
Over 450 rhymes, songs, stories, and fingerplays with Spanish and English on each page to help build vocabulary and language skills. Organized by theme. 384 pages.
Reading Games For Young Children
Reading Games For Young Children
Item: 60346
Status: In Stock
$14.95
3 years & up. This book has over 200 developmentally appropriate games that are great for learning to read, including games of alliteration, oral blending, writing, alphabet recognition, letter sounds, word play, and rhyming. 144 pages. By Jackie Silberg.
A Show of Hands
A Show of Hands
Item: 61241
Status: In Stock
$24.95
A unique resource describing how the use of puppets can support emergent literacy skills, introduce children to literature, and help manage the classroom. Includes tips for designing, constructing, or buying puppets. Also includes how to use puppets with special needs children. 232 pages.
Literacy Play
Literacy Play
Item: 61276
Status: In Stock
$19.95
Children decide everyday to pretend to have a tea party, be a firefighter, open a pet store - all of these are opportunities to increase pre-reading skills. Literacy Play is packed with over 185 dramatic play activities that teach important pre-reading skills while bringing children's imaginations to life. Paperback 320 pages.
Art Across the Alphabet
Art Across the Alphabet
Item: 47923
Status: In Stock
$14.95
Create readers while creating art! Contains activities that reinforce letter recognition and pre-reading skills. 160 pages.
Tap, Click, Read: Growing Readers in a World of Screens - Paperback
Tap, Click, Read: Growing Readers in a World of Screens - Paperback
Item: 63415
Status: In Stock
$25.95
Learn the tools and information needed to lead children to a literacy-rich world that combines reading and digital media. This book gives educators and parents tools and information they need to help children grow into strong, passionate readers who are skilled at using media and technology. Includes an analysis of the exploding app marketplace and provides information on new review sites and valuable curation tools. Showing what to avoid and what to demand in today's apps and e-books--as well as… More »
Story Stretchers - Infants, Toddlers & Twos
Story Stretchers - Infants, Toddlers & Twos
Item: 80888
Status: In Stock
$19.95
It's never too early to read to a child, especially when you have Story S-t-r-e-t-c-h-e-r-s! The youngest children love the repetition of words and experiences that stories provide. Contains a resource of activities for 80 popular age-appropriate children's books and 240 ways to s-t-r-e-t-c-h the stories in new ways to enhance the learning process. (Books are not included). Children reap amazing benefits from being exposed to reading at an early age, and Story S-t-r-e-t-c-h-e-r-s makes reading… More »
Starting with Stories
Starting with Stories
Item: 81868
Status: In Stock
$24.95
Featuring 100 well-loved children's books, Starting with Stories has more than 1500 activities to actively engage every learning style. First, choose one of the 100 popular children's books to read together. Then enhance the experience with ideas for learning centers, activities, and literacy experiences. Connect with children's eight multiple intelligences through creative and engaging math, art, dramatic play, fine motor, writing, blocks, science, and discovery activities. It's all here--everything… More »
Literacy for All Young Learners
Literacy for All Young Learners
Item: 72302
Status: In Stock
$29.95
Mary Jalongo, PhD, offers 65 strategies to support literacy learning with children from preschool through the third grade. With specific suggestions for ELL students, Jalongo includes recommendations for hundreds of great children's books, websites, and apps to make teaching easier. Each strategy is designed to be simple to use with all of the children in your classroom-from the not-yet-readers to the fluent readers-and each strategy is tied to the Common Core State Standards for kindergarten through… More »
Time for a Story: Sharing Books with Infants and Toddlers
Time for a Story: Sharing Books with Infants and Toddlers
Item: 72307
Status: In Stock
$19.95
Explore fun and engaging ways to talk, sing, read, write, and play with young children throughout the day to help them begin developing important pre-literacy skills, including phonological awareness, print awareness, letter knowledge, and background knowledge. These practical techniques will help you put the children in your care on the path to school readiness! Paperback. 176 pages.
Step Up to Reading - Grades 1-3
Step Up to Reading - Grades 1-3
Item: 91557
Status: In Stock
$19.99
Reproducible activity sheets cover core reading skills at three ability levels: basic, intermediate, and challenging. Topics include word analysis, vocabulary, reference skills, and comprehension. Motivate students by offering multiple approaches to content, instruction, and assessment. Supports NCTE standards.
The Sound of Learning Book: Why Self-Amplification Matters
The Sound of Learning Book: Why Self-Amplification Matters
Item: 83135
Status: In Stock
$15.95
This book explores the science and rationale behind self-amplification and how it can boost learning. The sound of learning is how we use sound to connect spoken language and written text. The book includes practical applications of the self-amplification tool, WhisperPhone®, in the classroom and home.