Archives: Early Literacy

Reading Aloud

February 22, 2014 | By jmitchell | Comments Off on Reading Aloud | Filed in: Early Literacy, Language.






Children’s literature and picture books can be a wonderful model of rich expressive language and should be included in any language program. The language in books provides a model of syntax for children with syntactical problems, children who speak nonstandard dialects, and for children who speak English as a second language. Books can also introduce new • Read More »

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Getting Started with Emergent Literacy

February 22, 2014 | By jmitchell | Comments Off on Getting Started with Emergent Literacy | Filed in: Early Literacy.






Learning to read and write begins very early in life.  Emergent literacy suggests that the development of literacy is taking place within the child. It also suggests that it is a gradual process and will take place over time. To emerge, something needs to be there at the beginning (the child’s own natural learning ability) • Read More »

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Three Billy Goats

February 22, 2014 | By jmitchell | Comments Off on Three Billy Goats | Filed in: Early Literacy.






Adapting fairy tales and folk stories may be easier than writing your own children’s books. Most of the stories have passed the copyright life and you will only need to find or make appropriate pictures to pair with the sentences.  Three Billy Goats was developed using background images and finger puppets and a document camera • Read More »

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