by Theresa Sull
Links to Literacy or, Already a Writer at Five or Fifteen
Tips and Activities to Develop Reading and Writing Skills
Trade Paper: 8.5" x 11" 168 pp.
ISBN: 978-1-59663-61807, $19.95
Special Introductory Price: $18.95
Hundreds of tips and activities for educators and parents from preschool through high school for encouraging students to explore both reading and writing. Extensive 'Billboard' tips, References and Appendices. Easy-to-use large format (8.25 x 11). Dr. Sull is a seasoned professional with years of experience.
Praise for Paper Chains: I wish I had Theresa Sull's well-written and very practical book, Paper
Chains, in 1968 when I started as a third grade teacher and then during
the next 40 years as I worked with children from infants to
ten-year-olds. Dr. Sull's book, with her "Billboards," milestones, and
lists is an extremely helpful resource for teachers, caregivers,
parents, and other who work with developing readers and writers. —Frank Duhl, Family Childcare Provider and Child Development Instructor,
City College of San Francisco
As a colleague of Theresa Sull I saw first-hand her exceptional ability to plan, organize, implement and assess program activities for children. A daily classroom routine included gross motor, fine motor and sensory activities that were designed to enhance language and literacy skills as well as physical development. Children made measurable progress and reached their full potential in this supportive and encouraging learning environment. —Carol Veilleux, Adapted Physical Education Specialist, Millis, Massachusetts
I have followed Terrie Sull's career from its start more than thirty years ago. She began as a student teacher in my class of four- and five-year-old children, showing wonderful sensitivity and understanding of child development. I am delighted to know she is sharing her years of experience in her books.
—Ruth Silverman, New Paltz, New York
I met my dear friend and co-worker Theresa Sull at North Carolina Central University. Theresa is an expert on education. She provided services to the university and child care communities with enthusiasm and knowledge. Many of her students and colleagues have been her beneficiaries, and I am one of them! This book is one of her good works.
—Shu-Hwa Lin, Ph.D., Department of Family and Consumer Sciences, University of Hawaii at Manoa, Honolulu, Hawaii
For any child, including children with hearing or language difficulties, quality one-one-one hands-on language activities, especially when in a lap or in very close proximity, can make a big difference in language learning... Paper Chains: Links to Literacy by Theresa Sull provides heaps of lively, inspirational activities for parents and other child care givers to have fun while making a difference.
—Art Mines, M.A., CCC-A/CCC-SLP, FAAA, Pediatric Audiologist, North Carolina
Theresa Sull's exquisite understanding of young minds, her love of children and her fascination with literary pursuits are a winning combination. Her insight into what motivates children and the wealth of her own experiences as a writer and educator provide the links that make this book a gem.
—Beth Kurtz-Costes, Professor, Department of Psychology, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill
Theresa Sull understands the building blocks of expression and the developmental stages that a young writer, or an adult "new" writer, must go through in order to gain a balance of the skill, confidence and satisfaction needed to write. Literacy is a holistic process that involves listening, speaking, reading and writing, and Theresa will help parents and teachers mentor and inspire the whole child.
—Kathy Alberter, MSW, was the Program Coordinator of the Orange County Literacy Council for fifteen years. Now she is Project Coordinator of the University of North Carolina Workplace Literacy Pilot
ABOUT THE AUTHOR:
Theresa Sull earned her Ph.D. in Educational Psychology at the University
of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, not far from her home on the Eno
River. A career educator, Dr. Sull taught in preschools and colleges and
consulted to parents and other teachers. Now Theresa enjoys the bird
activity on her backyard deck while she knits or writes.