Ch 8: Developing Literacy in Children

About This Chapter

Use these video lessons and quizzes to refresh your knowledge of strategies to promote literacy development in children. Get information on steps in learning to read, themes in children's literature and how to teach children to analyze what they've read.

Developing Literacy in Children - Chapter Summary

Through the lessons in this chapter, you can review methods to help your students develop solid literacy skills. You will brush up on concepts such as the steps in learning to read, print awareness, word recognition and fluency.

Our instructors go over the history of children's literature and explain how it can facilitate reading development. You will see how to analyze a literary passage and learn strategies for responding to literature. These lessons should leave you able to:

  • Utilize techniques and steps for promoting a child's interest in learning to read
  • Explore themes in children's literature
  • Understand principles for selecting age-appropriate books
  • Know how to analyze a passage of literature
  • Use strategies for responding to themes, patterns and forms of literature

You can watch these lessons as your schedule allows, on a computer or mobile device. Each lesson is followed by a short quiz that allows you to test your knowledge and also gives you practice answering these types of questions.

5 Lessons in Chapter 8: Developing Literacy in Children
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Steps in Learning to Read

1. Steps in Learning to Read

Learning to read is a multifaceted process. This lesson will explore the steps necessary to learn how to read and will end with a short quiz to test what you have learned.

What is Children's Literature? - History, Themes & Examples

2. What is Children's Literature? - History, Themes & Examples

In this lesson, you will learn about children's literature, the only genre defined by its audience, through a discussion of its history and themes, while also taking at look at some representative examples.

How Children's Books Facilitate Reading Development

3. How Children's Books Facilitate Reading Development

When learning to read, it's important for children to, well, read. Sounds simple, right? Not so fast. The right book can make all the difference between a positive and frustrating experience. This lesson outlines how books help children learn to read and offers a guide to finding that perfect text.

How to Analyze a Literary Passage: A Step-by-Step Guide

4. How to Analyze a Literary Passage: A Step-by-Step Guide

In this lesson, we will examine the steps involved in the basic analysis of literature. Then, using a well-known fable, we will go through each step of analysis: comprehension, interpreting and drawing conclusions.

Strategies & Activities for Responding to Literature

5. Strategies & Activities for Responding to Literature

A piece of literature can be a daunting task for some students. This lesson gives a few strategies for having your students respond to literature in relatable and applicable ways.

Chapter Practice Exam
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Practice Final Exam
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