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Ch 2: Literacy Development & Print Awareness

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In this chapter, you can review lessons about subjects related to literacy development and print awareness such as examples of planning literacy instruction, letter knowledge, sounds, plus more. Quizzes will provide you with great opportunities to test what you know.

Literacy Development & Print Awareness - Chapter Summary

Rediscover literacy development and print awareness with this chapter of engaging lessons. You can review topics such as phonological awareness, the definition of phoneme, the significance of letter and punctuation recognition and others! Short multiple-choice quizzes give you quick and easy ways to gauge the amount of information you remember. The other subjects included in this chapter are these:

  • Summary of phonological development in kids
  • Advancement of phonological awareness skills
  • Phonemic awareness and phonological awareness
  • Impact of the environment on the development of print awareness
  • Evaluation strategies for print awareness
  • Letter-knowledge and sounds
  • Examples of planning literacy instruction

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10 Lessons in Chapter 2: Literacy Development & Print Awareness
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Phonological Development in Children: Stages & Overview

1. 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.

Development of Phonological and Phonemic Awareness Skills

2. Development of Phonological and Phonemic Awareness Skills

Students learning to read need to be aware of sounds in speech. This lesson outlines these phonemic awareness skills and details age ranges for their development.

Instructional Strategies for Phonological Awareness

3. Instructional Strategies for Phonological Awareness

Phonological awareness is an important skill to learn young. This lesson will define this skill and show how to apply instructional strategies. We'll also highlight a few assessment techniques for phonological awareness skills.

Phoneme: Definition, Segmentation & Examples

4. 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.

Phonemic Awareness, Phonological Awareness & Decoding/Encoding Skill

5. Phonemic Awareness, Phonological Awareness & Decoding/Encoding Skill

This lesson is designed to define and describe the relationship between Phonological Awareness and Phonemic Awareness. This lesson also defines and describes the relationship between Phonemic Awareness and Decoding/Encoding.

Environmental Influences on Developing Print Awareness

6. Environmental Influences on Developing Print Awareness

Very young children begin to develop literacy skills by discovering the connection between what is written and what is spoken language. In this lesson, we will learn more about environmental factors affecting print awareness in early childhood.

Assessment Techniques for Print Awareness

7. Assessment Techniques for Print Awareness

To learn handwriting and literacy a student must have a grasp on print concepts. In this lesson, we will go over successful techniques that gauge whether or not a student has print awareness.

Importance of Letter, Word & Punctuation Recognition

8. Importance of Letter, Word & Punctuation Recognition

In this lesson, we will discuss how we use letter, word, and punctuation recognition to determine meaning and sound--even if we do not know each word separately.

Letter Knowledge, Formation & Sounds

9. Letter Knowledge, Formation & Sounds

An early step in learning how to read is learning the letters of the alphabet and how they look and sound. This lesson will focus on the importance of letter knowledge, letter formation and letter sounds.

Planning Literacy Instruction: Activities & Examples

10. Planning Literacy Instruction: Activities & Examples

What is literacy, and how should we teach it? In this lesson, we'll look at how to teach reading and writing, with specific examples and activities to help guide educators.

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