A wonderful guide for any kindergarten program. Beginning with the portrait of a typical day, teachers will find step-by-step suggestions for planning and organizing a kindergarten curriculum, with a special emphasis on literacy instruction. New and experienced teachers alike will find a wealth of ideas to enhance both the academic and social elements of their program. Parental involvement is illustrated and put into practice through orientation, Weekend Bags, and fresh ideas for read-aloud workshops. The book also includes "Reading and Writing at Home", a simple guide that is ready to reproduce and distribute to parents.