Includes bibliographical references (pages 279-297) and indexes.
Cover; Half-title; Title; Copyright; Contents; Preface; 1 Early Appropriation of Literacy in Sociocultural Context; 2 Growing Up in Baltimore; 3 The Intimate Culture of Children's Homes; 4 Processes of Literacy Enculturation in the Home; 5 The Development of Literacy Competencies and Orientations; 6 The Agenda and Practices of Schooling; 7 Relations Between Homes and Schools; 8 Conclusions and Implications for Policy and Practice; References; Name Index; Subject Index.
This book reports the results of a five-year longitudinal study of children's early literacy development based on a culturally diverse group of children and their families. The book describes children's home and school experiences related to literacy development, and it traces children's developing literacy competencies over the years.
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