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Ch 3: Emergent Literacy

About This Chapter

Get information about ways to help children develop a love for reading. Review strategies to help them understand the basic principles of reading and see how the environment can influence emergent literacy.

Emergent Literacy - Chapter Summary

Use the lessons in this chapter to explore theories about how children learn to read. Learn about activities that can promote a love of reading, such as storytelling and interactive reading, and see what factors can influence emergent literacy.

Our instructors will help you understand more about the structure of language, and you'll learn how to familiarize students with high frequency words. After watching these lessons, you'll be better able to:

  • Explain the characteristics of emergent literacy
  • Understand how scribbling and invented spelling help in the development of literacy
  • Use books to help children learn to read
  • Utilize activities, such as lap reading, that promote emergent reading
  • Explain the types of consonants, vowels and syllables in English
  • Develop activities to familiarize students with high frequency words
  • Show how home and school environments, along with the digital world, impact emergent literacy

Our lessons average about five minutes each, and you can watch them anytime, on a computer or mobile device. Lesson quizzes and chapter exams help you evaluate your knowledge, and links in the answer keys make it easy to jump back to certain points in the lesson that you need to review. If you have additional questions, utilize the convenient ask-an-expert feature.

7 Lessons in Chapter 3: Emergent Literacy
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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.

The Processes of Scribbling & Invented Spelling

2. The Processes of Scribbling & Invented Spelling

Children aren't born with the ability to spell like they are the ability to breathe or eat. In this lesson, we'll examine the processes of pre-spelling including how children move from scribbling to spelling through specific developmental steps.

The Role of Literature in Learning to Read

3. The Role of Literature in Learning to Read

Literature is an important part of teaching children to read. There are many different activities that involve literature that teachers and parents can do with students to help them get interested and keep on reading.

Activities with a Role in Emergent Reading

4. Activities with a Role in Emergent Reading

Learning to read can be a difficult journey for many. As experienced readers, there are things we can do to help them on their way. This lesson discusses the emergent reading strategies of lap reading, shared reading, and guided reading.

Understanding Consonants, Vowels & Syllables: Types, Structure & Activities

5. Understanding Consonants, Vowels & Syllables: Types, Structure & Activities

After watching this video lesson, you will learn how vowels and consonants come together to form syllables. You will also learn how you can teach this part of our language to your students.

Familiarizing Students with High Frequency Words

6. Familiarizing Students with High Frequency Words

Watch this video lesson to learn what you as an educator can do to help students learn to read with confidence. Learn why learning the high frequency words is beneficial, if not crucial, to becoming a competent reader.

How Home & School Impact Emergent Literacy

7. 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.

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