The Kindergarten Book: A Guide to Literacy Instruction



This indispensable resource is by an exemplary primary educator and staff developer. Kindergarten teachers, those preparing to teach kindergarten, and faculty in early literacy programs will find that each accessible chapter is packed with real-life examples and anecdotes from a classroom where assessment truly drives instruction. A case study of a kindergarten class from the beginning of the year through the seventh month of school is skillfully woven throughout the book. The teaching and learning of individual children and a whole class of learners comes to life.

2005 pb 256 pages

Item # 542

ISBN 1-57274-704-8

“Tried and True! The Kindergarten Book by Marilyn Duncan is an amazing resource for all early literacy teachers, whether new to the profession or veteran teachers. It is obvious that the author has used these techniques and strategies in her own classroom, which enables teachers to replicate them with little effort. This ‘reader-friendly’ book has reproducible materials and samples of how they were used with students. Every kindergarten teacher should have this book in his or her hands!” Monica Weiner, Leslie Snogren, Michelle Lee and Tawnya Trail – Teachers at Dalton Elementary, Aurora, CO

Author Bio
Marilyn Duncan was a teacher for forty years. Her work was in the classroom with children and as a teacher developer. Marilyn was been the Trainer of Coordinators for The Learning Network®, the general editor for Inside Learning Network Schools (1997) and was involved in large-scale district initiatives in Colorado. While she worked in all areas of education she regards herself primarily as a kindergarten teacher. Marilyn is retired and lives with her husband Peter in Wanaka, New Zealand.