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Elizabeth T. Segel

Pioneers In the Field

Early Literacy

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Early Literacy

Background Information

Employment History

Author of For Reading Out Loud and Co-Founder of Beginning

Books


Executive Director of Beginning

Books


Children's Literature Teacher

University of Pittsburgh


Executive Director and Co-Founder

Beginning


Affiliations

Beginning

Founder


Education

Ph.D.


Web References(12 Total References)


Early Literacy Conference | PAEYC

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Drs. Joan Brest Friedberg and Elizabeth Segel, pioneers in the field of Early Literacy in Pittsburgh, PA founded Beginning with Books.
PAEYC continues to honor the work of Joan and Betty by sponsoring the Friedberg-Segel Early Literacy Conference biannually.


Feature Articles

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"Every child needs adults who will help her find books - good books - that have special appeal," said Dr. Elizabeth Segel, author of "For Reading Out Loud" and co-founder of Beginning with Books, an award-winning family literacy organization."Developing a love of books is the best guarantee that a child will become a good reader," Segel said."A good reader will be a successful student.That is a huge asset for a disadvantaged child."Segel lists other benefits books provide - they can offer a healthy escape from daily life, they illustrate children facing and overcoming challenges, and they portray different types of families, possibly happier ones than the child has experienced.Author Caldwell says that about half of her readers identify with quiet, fearful Elizabeth, and the other half with the expressive, close-knit Sheridan siblings."I hoped Ocean might be a lens for people of both backgrounds to understand each other - foster kids who have suffered losses and built walls and kids from tightly-knit families," she says. "Often, children will be interested in a book that is too hard for them to read," Segel said.Then there's the no-fail bedtime trick that Segel used on her own kids.


Annual list of baby books provides great beginning

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Elizabeth Segel , executive director of Beginning with Books , says her group decided to create the Best Books for Babies list to help parents , grandparents and other caregivers select the most outstanding books for babies.In addition , the Beginning with Books group hopes to encourage the publication of high-quality books for this age group , Segel says.The best baby books combine minimal , if any , text with bright , uncluttered illustrations.While it's fine for babies to learn from their books , the most outstanding books also ensure , first and foremost , that young readers are entertained.After all , reading must be fun or a child won't want to do it.Here's a look at the 10 books on Beginning with Books' newest list , including some of the comments about the books from the judges.Besides Rogers and Segel , other judges included various child development experts and eminent children's librarians.


History

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Founders: Betty Segel & Joan Brest Friedberg
Drs. Joan Brest Friedberg and Elizabeth Segel taught Children's Literature at the University of Pittsburgh during the early 1980s. There, they became interested in a body of research demonstrating that the best way to prepare children to be successful readers was to read to them during their early years. The evidence was so overwhelming that Drs. Friedberg and Segel decided to spread the word, and began offering workshops and giving talks to parents and teachers, encouraging them to read aloud daily at home and at school. It quickly became evident, however, that parents and teachers who attended the workshops had already established a habit of reading to children in their homes and classrooms; they were simply reinforcing what these people already knew. Drs. Friedberg and Segel realized that those parents who did not read consistently to their children would have to be reached in a different way. The women hypothesized that these parents had probably not been read to as children, were not themselves confident readers, and may not have the means to buy books and may not know what sorts of books would interest their children. Drs. Friedberg and Segel believed that spreading the message to these parents could be crucial in closing the well-documented gap between poor and more privileged children in reading ability and school success. To this end, Drs. Friedberg and Segel designed what would become the Beginning with Books Gift Book Program in 1984.


OTHER NOMINEES

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Elizabeth Segel, retired executive director and co-founder of Beginning with Books, retired 2002


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