(Pre-K and K)
It's original. It's fun. It's 450 terrific teaching ideas that are based upon the latest research on how young children become good readers. It connects 90 of the best children's books to early learning centers--science, nature, math, art, music, movement, cooking and circle time. Each book is "s-t-r-e-t-c-h-e-d" five ways with lively learning activities that heighten reading readiness and sharpen comprehension skills, too. And it's so easy to use!
Shirley Raines, EdD, served as president of the University of Memphis and was the first woman to hold that position. She is now president emerita and spends her time speaking, consulting, training, and writing. Previously she was the vice chancellor for cademic services and dean of the College of Education at the University of Kentucky in Lexington. She is a former classroom teacher, Head Start director, and childcare-center director. Raines holds a doctorate in education from the University of Tennessee in Knoxville, where she also earned her MS degree. Raines has served on the faculty or administration of universities in Florida, Virginia, Oklahoma, North Carolina, and Alabama.
Shirley Raines lives in Oak Ridge, Tennessee, with her husband, retired Professor Robert J. Canady.