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Ch 4: TExES Core Subjects 4-8: Early Literacy Development

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Prepare for the TExES Core Subjects 4-8 exam questions that reference early literacy development by studying the concepts featured in this chapter. Each interactive lesson highlights the stages and theories of literacy development and is followed by a brief quiz to test comprehension.

TExES Core Subjects 4-8: Early Literacy Development - Chapter Summary

It is important to understand the stages of literacy emergence in order to build upon what has been learned and prepare for the next developmental stage. Use this chapter to refresh your knowledge of literacy development theories and stages while you prepare for the TExES Core Subjects 4-8 exam. These lessons investigate:

  • The stages of phonological development
  • Learning to read through the alphabetic principle
  • Characteristics and theories of emergent literacy
  • Administering appropriate assessments for the students' level of literacy
  • Adapting and planning instruction based on assessment results

Thoroughly study the principles and theories detailed in this chapter to ensure you are prepared for related questions on the TExES Core Subjects 4-8 exam. Self-assess your comprehension of the concepts covered by taking the brief multiple-choice lesson quizzes and more comprehensive chapter exam. These assessments will help you identify areas you may need to review and provide direct links to those topics. If you have any questions on the material, expert instructors are always available to provide clarification.

5 Lessons in Chapter 4: TExES Core Subjects 4-8: Early Literacy Development
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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.

The Alphabetic Principle & Learning to Read

2. The Alphabetic Principle & Learning to Read

Learning to read can often be a complex process for children, especially bilingual and other language learners. How does the alphabetic principle come into play? This lesson will explain how all children use the principle to develop reading.

Emergent Literacy: Definition, Theories & Characteristics

3. 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.

Selecting Appropriate Literacy Assessments for Students

4. Selecting Appropriate Literacy Assessments for Students

Assessment is a crucial aspect of literacy instruction, but choosing the right assessment makes all the difference. This lesson will cover how to select appropriate assessments for students.

Using Assessments to Plan Language Arts Instruction

5. Using Assessments to Plan Language Arts Instruction

Teachers make decisions about what to teach and when from many sources. One of these is using assessments. How does this work? This lesson outlines using assessments to inform instruction in language arts.

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