Ch 12: Developing Emergent Literacy Skills

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Developing Emergent Literacy Skills - Chapter Summary

Take a look at this chapter's lessons to learn about the development of emergent literary skills in students. As you progress through the chapter, you'll review instructional strategies, theories and programs on emergent literacy, phonic awareness, print awareness, word identification and more. By the end of the chapter, you should be able to:

  • Explain several emergent literacy theories
  • Understand how evidence-based instruction helps phonic awareness
  • Trace the development of print concepts and awareness
  • Apply strategies to help young children improve their word identification skills
  • Tell how instructors develop effective programs for literacy intervention
  • Identify resources that support emergent literacy in classroom settings

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6 Lessons in Chapter 12: Developing Emergent Literacy Skills
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Emergent Literacy: Definition, Theories & Characteristics

1. Emergent Literacy: Definition, Theories & Characteristics

Literacy actually begins at a much earlier age than most expect. This video lesson describes a child's beginnings in the world of reading, which is called emergent literacy.

Evidence-Based Instruction for Phonemic Awareness

2. Evidence-Based Instruction for Phonemic Awareness

Phonemic awareness is an essential skill for early reading development. This lesson defines phonemic awareness and focuses on effective programs and instruction.

Development of Print Awareness & Concepts

3. Development of Print Awareness & Concepts

One of the very first steps in the reading process is print awareness. This lesson defines print awareness and gives some hints on how to use lap reading to develop an understanding of print directionality, spacing, and the alphabetic principle.

Word Identification Skills in Young Children: Strategies & Activities

4. Word Identification Skills in Young Children: Strategies & Activities

This lesson will examine effective strategies and activities to support the development of young children's word identification skills, including sight word recognition, identifying words in context, structural analysis, and manipulating graphemes.

Developing Effective Literacy Intervention Programs

5. Developing Effective Literacy Intervention Programs

This lesson encourages schools and teachers to think outside of the box in terms of developing literacy intervention programs that are motivational as well as effective for all students.

Resources to Support Emergent Literacy in the Classroom

6. Resources to Support Emergent Literacy in the Classroom

When teaching young children to read, educators need to have a tool bag bursting at the seams. What types of resources can be used to help emergent readers, and what does that look like in a classroom? Read on for details.

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