Literacy Theories: Types & Characteristics


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What is the main difference between maturationist literacy theory and emergent literacy theory?

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1. What do the emergent literacy theory and the social constructivist literacy theory have in common?

2. Which example best describes the social constructivist theory in action?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

See what you know about different literary theories with these study tools. You'll be tested on things like the differences between two literary theories and what another two have in common.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

You'll be covering the following:

  • The social constructivist theory
  • Factors of the maturationist literacy theory
  • The emergent literacy theory

Skills Practiced

  • Distinguishing differences - compare and contrast topics from the lesson, such as maturationist literacy theory and emergent literacy theory
  • Defining key concepts - ensure that you can accurately define main ideas, such as social constructivist literacy theory and literacy theory
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding the main component of emergent literacy theory

Additional Learning

Additional learning is available from the lesson named Literacy Theories: Types & Characteristics. Topics in the lesson will cover the following areas:

  • Literacy theory
  • The tenets of maturationist theory
  • Social constructivist theory and its inventor
  • Emergent literacy theory and its developer