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Ch 3: Emergent Literacy in Early Childhood Education

About This Chapter

By teaching a child to read, you are providing that child with one of life's most indispensable skills. Use these lessons to find out more on how to do this, what strategies are available, and how you can incorporate them into your repertoire.

Emergent Literacy in Early Childhood Education - Chapter Summary

Learn about the five components of teaching reading, gain some useful ideas on how to promote literacy in the classroom, and much more by working through the lessons in this chapter. You'll review the importance and purpose of early reading assessment, the impact that school and home environments have on emergent literacy, and the importance of parental involvement. This chapter includes lessons on the following:

  • Elements of reading instruction
  • Theories, definition, phases and characteristics of emergent literacy
  • Effects of school and home on emergent literacy
  • Helpful tips on promoting classroom literacy
  • How to organize and build a classroom library
  • Strategies for involving parents in student literacy
  • Significance and impact of early literacy screening

Interesting and informative despite their brevity, these lessons provide well-researched and well-thought-out material for your study sessions. Self-assessment is provided through short lesson quizzes and a chapter test so that you can monitor your success as you progress through the chapter. Five-to-ten minute lessons ensure that you move through the chapter quickly with minimal loss of time, and our expert instructors and subject-area specialists are available for questions should the need arise.

7 Lessons in Chapter 3: Emergent Literacy in Early Childhood Education
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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.

Phases of Emergent Literacy

2. Phases of Emergent Literacy

Teachers who work with young children can be more effective if they understand how emergent literacy works. This lesson will acquaint you with the phases of emergent literacy.

How Home & School Impact Emergent Literacy

3. How Home & School Impact Emergent Literacy

Emergent literacy skills are some of the most important things children learn at a very young age. How schools and families together handle this can influence the rest of a child's education. Explore this, and test your understanding with a brief quiz.

Promoting Literacy in the Classroom: Strategies & Tips

4. Promoting Literacy in the Classroom: Strategies & Tips

This lesson will help you explore various ways to promote literacy in your classroom that are both educational and fun for students. Learn a few strategies and tips to help your students read for pleasure and by choice.

Setting Up a Classroom Library: Organization & Ideas

5. Setting Up a Classroom Library: Organization & Ideas

All classrooms have different needs, and having a classroom library can be a great way to reach all your students. Watch this video lesson to learn how to set up an effective classroom library.

Promoting Parent Involvement in Student Literacy

6. Promoting Parent Involvement in Student Literacy

Parent involvement is important to help students become lifelong readers and writers. Still, there are challenges to promoting effective parent involvement. This lesson offers ideas for engaging parents in young children's literacy development.

Purpose of Early Literacy Assessments in Young Children

7. Purpose of Early Literacy Assessments in Young Children

Assessing young children as they learn to read is important for many reasons. This lesson outlines some of these and gives insight into the nuances of early literacy screening.

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