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Fundamentals of Literacy in Early Education - Chapter Summary
Our instructors outline the fundamentals of literacy in early education in this chapter. You'll review the phases of emergent literacy as well as the stages of phonological development in children. Additional lesson topics include the definition of a phoneme and how oral and written communication skills can be successfully modeled in the classroom. This chapter is designed to help you:
- Teach reading comprehension effectively
- Use strategies for scaffolding reading instruction in your classroom
- Give examples of balanced literacy
- Identify the role environmental print plays in early development
- Teach vocabulary words and writing
- Promote writing development using classroom space
- Encourage the involvement of parents in student literacy
Our helpful learning materials are accessible 24 hours a day on your mobile phone, tablet or computer. Each lesson is followed by a short quiz that makes a great test preparation exercise and helps you identify areas that might need more study. If you need any assistance as you complete the chapter, feel free to reach out to one of our professional instructors for help.
1. 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.
2. Phonological Development in Children: Stages & Overview
In this lesson you'll learn all about how children develop the ability to turn basic units of sound into actual language. We'll cover the major phonological skills and the stages of development. Following the lesson is a short quiz.
3. Phoneme: Definition, Segmentation & Examples
Phonemes are tiny units of sound in speech. When phonemes are combined, they can make up words. In this lesson, we will discuss what phonemes are, how to segment them in words and why they are important.
4. Modeling Oral & Written Communication Skills in the Classroom
In this lesson, we'll discuss relevant techniques for modeling appropriate oral and written communication skills in the classroom. We'll also explore what modeling means and how to use this approach to enhance student performance and participation.
5. How to Teach Reading Comprehension
Teaching reading comprehension requires instilling in the learner the use of several strategies and skills. This lesson will focus on cognitive skills and notation strategies that will enhance reading comprehension.
6. Strategies for Scaffolding Reading Instruction
Ever heard the phrase 'reading is the gateway to all learning'? Reading is one of the areas targeted by most states for assessment because it not only is a critical area in academics, but also an area where most students were not showing gains. This lesson will highlight strategies to help struggling readers develop skills to be successful in the classroom.
7. Balanced Literacy: Activities & Examples
With all the different ways to teach reading and writing, things can feel overwhelming. In this lesson, we'll look at one way to combine disparate ideas about literacy instruction and how to apply it in the classroom.
8. The Role of Environmental Print in Early Development
One of the first indicators that young children are responding to print is their ability to read environmental print. What does this mean? This lesson will define the term and explain how to use it to develop early reading skills.
9. How to Teach Vocabulary Words
Without a rich vocabulary, students have little foundation to understand what they are reading. This lesson highlights vocabulary strategies that can be used to develop student vocabulary skills in elementary, middle and high school.
10. How to Teach Writing
This lesson will focus on ways to teach students the writing process and will provide engaging ways to teach steps of the writing process and organize ideas while writing.
11. Using Classroom Space for Writing Development
How can the environment help students develop their writing? And how can teachers design a classroom that encourages writing development? View this lesson for ideas about how to use classroom space to encourage writing.
12. 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.
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