You are here

Teaching and Learning Communication, Language and Literacy

Teaching and Learning Communication, Language and Literacy

March 2007 | 232 pages | SAGE Publications Ltd
In Teaching and Learning Communication, Language, and Literacy, Ann Browne draws on research findings and good practice to provide practical and guidance about working with young children aged 3–5 years in nursery and reception classes. The author covers all of the key theoretical issues, providing a wealth of classroom examples. Practical suggestions for activities and resources include ways of working with environmental print and found texts, ICT, TV, video, and books.

This practical resource examines:
  • How young children develop as learners and users of language and literacy
  • The contribution that home and school make to their learning
  • Play as a context and a resource for learning
  • The role of adults in supporting and extending learning
Setting the Scene for Communication, Language and Literacy
Speaking and Listening
Working with Parents and Other Adults
Planning for Communication, Language and Literacy

'In her usual accessible fashion, Ann Browne has written a book that provides support and guidance for both students and practitioners in a range of settings….The whole text manages to combine exploration of theory interwoven with references to documentation followed by practical examples of activities that might foster particular skills, knowledge or understanding' - Early Years

`This text offers sound and detailed guidance on all aspects of communication, language and literacy in the early years...[The author's] helpful message about nurturing positive attitudes to young children's learning permeates the entire text...This could become one of those books that we all need to own and refer to regularly' - Marian Whitehead, language and early years consultant

too generic in style

Mrs Celia O'Hagan
Education , University of Ulster
October 4, 2010

To be recommended as a comprehensive textbook on the subject for all EY specialists.
Ann Browne is a very accessible, well organised and authoritative writer who explores the issues of early learning and the ways in which children can be supported by adults

Mrs Judy Gracey
Education , Canterbury Christ Church University
December 15, 2009

The is a very accessible book for undergraduate students. It is similar in many ways to Ann Browne's other book "Developing Language and Literacy 3-8" but it has some useful additional chapters. The chapter on assessment is particularly interesting.

Mrs Heather Macdonald
Education , Chester University
December 14, 2009

Sample Materials & Chapters


Ann C Browne

For instructors

Purchasing options

Please select a format:

ISBN: 9781412902090

SAGE Knowledge is the ultimate social sciences digital library for students, researchers, and faculty. Hosting more than 4,400 titles, it includes an expansive range of SAGE eBook and eReference content, including scholarly monographs, reference works, handbooks, series, professional development titles, and more.

The platform allows researchers to cross-search and seamlessly access a wide breadth of must-have SAGE book and reference content from one source.