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Understanding Emergent Literacy - Chapter Summary
Understanding how emergent literacy works is essential for elementary school educators, and this chapter provides an overview of the concept. Examine definitions of emergent literacy, then go over the key teaching strategies you should know. At the end of this chapter, you will have reviewed the following information:
- Characteristics and theories about emergent literacy
- Emergent literacy phases
- The influence of oral language on developmental readers
- Phonological awareness skill-building
- Learning to read with the alphabetic principle
- The connection between encoding and decoding
- How the printed word affects and promotes emergent literacy
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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.
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.
3. The Impact of Oral Language on Reading Development
Oral language skills are fundamentally connected to the ability to learn reading. In this lesson, explore the direct links between oral language and reading development, and test your understanding with a brief quiz.
4. 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.
5. 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.
6. The Relationship Between Decoding & Encoding in Phonics
Though not all children learn to read in the same way and at the same time, there are predictable relationships between some of their steps. This lesson will define decoding and encoding and detail their interplay in a developing reader.
7. Using Written Language to Promote Emergent Literacy Development
The more exposure young children have to written language, the better accustomed they'll become to the relationship between the written word and spoken language. In this lesson, we'll look at classroom activities that use written language to support emergent literacy development.
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