Emergent Literacy Chapter 4 Cohen and Cowan. What is Emergent Literacy?

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Key Terms Alphabetic principle Phonemic awareness Reading readiness Cognitive development Auditory perception Visual perception Motor skills Shared literacy experience Zone of proximal development Invented spelling Graphemes

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Emergent Literacy Chapter 4 Cohen and Cowan What is Emergent Literacy? Key Terms Alphabetic principle Phonemic awareness Reading readiness Cognitive development Auditory perception Visual perception Motor skills Shared literacy experience Zone of proximal development Invented spelling Graphemes Emergent literacy. Begins before formal instruction Learning about reading, writing and print Understand functions of print Alphabetic principle Phonological awareness Storybook reading Strong Relationship between Language development and Literacy skills.. What the child learns at home is the foundation for all literacy development. Emergent Literacy vs. Reading readiness Cognitive Development Concept development Language development Listening development Classification* Quantitative skills (more than; #s) By Kindergarten 8000 words (know almost all basic grammatical forms of their language) Components Phonological awareness Experiences with Print Experiences with using language Letter recognition Storybook Reading Invented Spelling 5 Stages: Precommunicative (3-6 yrs.) Semiphonetic 1-2 letters; consonants 5-9 Phonetic (others can figure it out) 6-12 Transitional (vowels; real) 7-12 Conventional 8-adult Zone of Proximal Development Gap between childs actual development and his potential development (Child receives instruction in the zone; therefore work is a little hard) (Vygotsky) Experiences that promote EL Shared literacy zone of proximal development Invented spelling Phonemic awareness Identifying special needs Children Inadequate motor development Language delays Speech disorders Poor cognitive development Are computers appropriate for this age? Assessment Portfolios Checklists Anecdotal records Published tests Systematic observation

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