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Ch 1: PLACE Elementary Education: Literacy Development

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This chapter on Literacy Development is designed to get you ready for the PLACE Elementary Education exam. Use the video lessons and self-check quizzes to help you on your way to an improved understanding of the content.

PLACE Elementary Education: Literacy Development - Chapter Summary

This chapter will provide you with an effective and efficient review of key influences and aspects of literacy. Our professional instructors guide you through lessons on:

  • The integrated model of literacy
  • Emergent literacy theories, characteristics, and phases
  • The impact of personal and individual issues on language and reading development
  • Culture, ethnic, and linguistic considerations in reading development
  • Factors that can affect reading comprehension in the classroom

You'll find it easy to get around to key points within the lessons through the timeline feature in the videos, and you can also read the text transcripts of the content, which come with plenty of important terms highlighted in bold. If you ever get stuck on a topic, you can always ask our instructors questions using the help tab.

PLACE Elementary Education: Literacy Development Chapter Objectives

The PLACE Elementary Education test is designed to measure your knowledge, skills, and understanding as an elementary school educator in relation to the standards of Colorado classrooms. There are six sections of the elementary education exam, which includes a total of 100 multiple-choice questions. The language and literacy portion of the test includes a section dedicated to questions concerning the development of literacy in children, which this chapter will be a big help for.

5 Lessons in Chapter 1: PLACE Elementary Education: Literacy Development
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Emergent Literacy: Definition, Theories & Characteristics

1. Emergent Literacy: Definition, Theories & Characteristics

Literacy actually begins at a much earlier age than most expect. This video lesson describes a child's beginnings in the world of reading, which is called emergent literacy.

Phases of Emergent Literacy

2. 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.

How Personal & Individual Issues Impact Language & Reading Development

3. How Personal & Individual Issues Impact Language & Reading Development

Students need to learn reading and language skills, but this is easier said than done. We are going to look at several issues that can impact student learning, including home life, physical/developmental situations, and emotional difficulties.

Cultural, Ethnic & Linguistic Relationships to Reading Development

4. Cultural, Ethnic & Linguistic Relationships to Reading Development

All students have different backgrounds to bring to the classroom. This video lesson addresses some things to consider in a reading classroom with regards to students of different cultures.

Factors Affecting Reading Comprehension in Elementary Students

5. Factors Affecting Reading Comprehension in Elementary Students

An important aspect in literacy is understanding what is being read, or comprehension. What kinds of things impact a student's ability to comprehend? This lesson will identify these factors and show teachers how to help student readers' comprehension.

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