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Literacy in Early Education - Chapter Summary
Review our entertaining lessons from home or on the go to ensure you fully understand phonemic and phonological awareness, word recognition, prosody and other aspects of literacy in early education. Our instructors explore different instructional strategies educators use to help students learn to read. After completing this chapter, you will be able to:
- Describe the development of print awareness in young students
- Share strategies for teaching phonics like blending, dictation and sound spelling
- Explain how to teach different decoding strategies for reading
- Give strategies for improving students' reading rate, reading fluency and accuracy
- Provide strategies for teaching fluency and automaticity
- List ways educators can familiarize students with high-frequency words
- Discuss the use of schemata in the educational arena
- Offer strategies for motivating students to read and recognizing early signs of difficulty with reading
Lessons in this chapter are available 24/7 using any computer or mobile device, and they can be accessed as many times as needed to gain full comprehension of literacy in early education. Your questions should be submitted to our experts via the Dashboard. Mini-quizzes can check your comprehension of each lesson you study, while our practice exam can assess your knowledge of this entire chapter.
1. Phonemic & Phonological Awareness: Definitions & Activities
Phonics, phonemic awareness, and phonological awareness may all sound really similar, but they are all different yet important skills required for successful reading. Watch this lesson to find out about each one and how to develop them.
2. Development of Print Awareness & Concepts
One of the very first steps in the reading process is print awareness. This lesson defines print awareness and gives some hints on how to use lap reading to develop an understanding of print directionality, spacing, and the alphabetic principle.
3. Teaching Phonics: Sound-Spelling, Blending & Dictation
For many children, phonics instruction is the root of learning to read. In this lesson, you will discover the importance of sound-spelling, blending, and dictation in phonics instruction.
4. What is Word Recognition? - Stages & Skills
In this lesson we will learn the stages of word recognition that students will experience as they grow from young children who are just beginning to see the relationship between letters and sounds to becoming fluent readers.
5. Teaching Decoding Reading Strategies
Learning how to decode properly is a key aspect of learning to read. This lesson will introduce you to some of the fundamentals of teaching children how to decode, followed by a quiz to check for understanding.
6. Strategies for Improving Students' Reading Fluency
Learning to read includes more than just decoding words. Students need to build fluency to be a solid reader. How can teachers help? This lesson outlines several strategies to help students improve fluency in reading.
7. Strategies for Improving Reading Rate & Accuracy
In this lesson, we learn to identify a student's current reading rate, level of fluency and mastery, and most importantly, learn the necessary strategies to enhance these skills.
8. Strategies for Teaching Automaticity & Fluency
Learn why fluency is important to reading comprehension and what strategies the experts recommend to improve a reader's accuracy, speed, and rhythm. You'll find out the basics of repeated reading and other techniques for teaching fluency.
9. Prosody: Definition, Elements & Instruction
This lesson will introduce prosody and the various elements of it by providing examples from a sample text. We'll also explain some ways to improve prosody.
10. 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.
11. Using Schemata in Education
Think about all the things that you know about. In this lesson, we'll examine schemata, or ideas about things that you know, and how they relate to education, including what teachers should do to use schemata with their students.
12. Strategies for Motivating Students to Read
One of the biggest hurdles of reading instruction is helping students become motivated to read. This lesson will detail several strategies you can use in your classroom to help students become motivated, lifelong readers.
13. Identifying Early Signs of a Reading Difficulty
This lesson introduces the signs and symptoms often displayed by early elementary age students who are having difficulty with reading. Specific signs at each grade level are identified and discussed.
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- External Factors in Childhood Development
- Developmental Theories of Learning
- Federal & State Laws on Education
- Early Childhood Education Professional Organizations & Trends
- Planning & Facilitating Early Learning
- Developmentally Appropriate Practices & the Classroom
- Student Guidance & Behavioral Management
- Using Assessment & Evaluation in Teaching
- Utilizing Technology in the Classroom
- Family & Community Involvement in Early Education
- Subject-Specific Teaching Strategies
- Serving the Educational Needs of Diverse Populations
- Literacy Instruction in the Classroom
- Emergent Literacy in the Classroom
- Teaching Comprehension & Vocabulary
- Writing Processes & Development
- Early Childhood Mathematics Instruction
- Early Childhood Math Concepts
- Early Childhood Science Instruction
- Basics of Physical & Earth Sciences
- Basic Concepts in Life Science
- Social Studies in Early Education