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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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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Other chapters within the CSET English Language Development: Study Guide & Practice course
- Cultural Diversity in California & the U.S.
- English Learner Typologies
- English Language Proficiency Standards
- Human Development & Learning Theory
- Linguistic Development
- Components of Language Structure & Development
- Language Functions & Variation for ESL
- Language Discourse Use & Analysis
- Overview of First & Second Language Acquisition
- ESOL Instructional Models & Methods
- Factors Affecting Language Development
- Cognitive Processes in Language Learning
- Native Language & Second Language Acquisition
- Applied English Language Linguistics
- Social & Academic Language Development
- Teaching Content Area Vocabulary
- Literacy Instruction
- English Language Development Instruction
- Cultural Concepts & Perspectives in Education
- Cultural Contact in the Classroom
- Intercultural Communication
- Creating Culturally Inclusive Learning Environments
- Family & Community Involvement in Culturally Inclusive Education
- Programs & Requirements for English Learners in California
- California State Standards & Assessments
- Assessment Planning for ELL Students
- Overview of Classroom Assessments for ELL
- Conducting & Interpreting ELL Assessments
- School & Organizational Support for Teachers
- CSET English Language Development Flashcards