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Emergent Literacy Instruction - Chapter Summary
If you need help understanding the basics of emergent literacy instruction, this online chapter can help! Engaging lessons explore a variety of related topics, including word recognition, linguistics and how to identify signs of reading challenges. After completing this chapter, you will be ready to:
- Define and list characteristics of emergent literacy
- Discuss linguistics and language development in children
- Identify strategies for teaching print and letter-sound correspondence
- Share stages and skills of word recognition
- Explain ways to identify the structure of a text
- List and discuss activities that promote emergent literacy
- Describe resources that support emergent literacy in the classroom
- Detail strategies for identifying early signs of a reading difficulty
Utilize the resources in this chapter in any manner that can effectively boost your knowledge of emergent literacy instruction. Review one, several or all lessons, and visit them as often as you'd like. Take short quizzes anytime while reviewing the lessons to test your comprehension of their contents. Before the day of your test, don't forget to check your knowledge of the entire chapter by taking the practice exam.
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.
2. Linguistics: Language Development in Children
How does a baby's babble turn into intelligible speech? Are there underlining innate traits that drive language development in children? Or is it the social interaction with others that encourages language development? This lesson will explore these questions and discuss how aspects of language change over time.
3. Teaching Print & Letter-Sound Correspondence
In this lesson, you will learn the basics of print concepts and letter-sound correspondence, which a student needs to understand to make sense of books and text.
4. What is Word Recognition? - Stages & Skills
In this lesson, we'll learn the stages of word recognition that students will experience as they grow from young children who are just beginning to see the relationship between letters and sounds to fluent readers.
5. Identifying the Structure of a Text
In this lesson, we're going to spend some time learning how to identify the structure of a text. We'll identify some of the primary structures found in both fiction and nonfiction texts.
6. Activities to Promote Emergent Literacy
Emergent readers and writers are exciting to work with! This lesson will give you some ideas about what activities best promote emergent literacy. You will learn about activities for promoting oral language as well as reading and writing.
7. 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.
8. Identifying Early Signs of a Reading Difficulty
This lesson introduces the signs and symptoms often displayed by early elementary age students who are having difficulty with reading. Specific signs at each grade level are identified and discussed.
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- Conventions of Written English
- Literary Genre & Form
- Evaluation & Selection of Reading Materials for Instruction
- Assessment Methods in Reading Instruction
- Promoting Supportive Learning & Reading Environments
- Principles of Language Acquisition
- Phonics & Word Recognition
- Vocabulary Acquisition & Use
- Teaching Reading Fluency
- Elements of Reading Comprehension
- Reading Comprehension Instruction Strategy
- Content Area Reading Strategies
- Diverse Student Populations & Differentiation
- Reading Program Supervision & Administration
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