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Ch 17: Literacy Development Overview

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If you need to review literacy development concepts for an upcoming exam, assignment or professional purpose, review this convenient study guide chapter. The chapter offers bite-sized lessons and self-assessments that can be accessed on any Internet-connected device.

Literacy Development Overview - Chapter Summary

For an overview of the literacy development process, take a look at this comprehensive online chapter. Containing short and engaging lessons, this chapter helps you review essential literacy theories and methods for promoting literacy in the classroom. When you're finished with the chapter, you should be able to:

  • Recognize the characteristics of several learning theories
  • Outline the different stages of literacy development
  • Compare L1 and L2 literacy development
  • Identify L2 literacy development influences
  • Promote literacy though the integration of the five language domains

To help you solidify your understanding of these literacy development topics, we've included short quizzes throughout the chapter, as well as a comprehensive multiple-choice exam. The Ask the Expert feature allows you to submit any questions you may have about the material. You can also access the chapter at any time that fits your schedule using your desktop, laptop or mobile device.

5 Lessons in Chapter 17: Literacy Development Overview
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Literacy Theories: Types & Characteristics

1. Literacy Theories: Types & Characteristics

The maturationist, emergent, and social constructivist literacy theories have different perspectives on how children acquire literacy. In this lesson, we will discuss the main characteristics of each theory.

Stages of Literacy Development

2. Stages of Literacy Development

In this lesson, you will learn about the five stages of literacy development and behavioral markers of each of these stages. With this knowledge, you can help students master reading and writing skills.

L1 & L2 Literacy Development

3. L1 & L2 Literacy Development

First and second language development both occur in stages with small hurdles along the way. This lesson looks closely at the development of both L1 and L2, as well as some of the challenges that language learners might face.

Influences on L2 Literacy Development

4. Influences on L2 Literacy Development

There are many factors involved in the development of L2, or second language, literacy. In this lesson, we will explore several different areas of literacy development and examine the factors that impact development of L2 literacy.

Integrating the Five Language Domains to Promote Literacy

5. Integrating the Five Language Domains to Promote Literacy

Language can be divided into the domains of listening, speaking, reading, writing, and comprehension. This lesson will explore strategies to to promote students' social language, academic language, and literacy development.

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