Charlie kolb chap.2 early literacy learning Presentation Transcript
Chapter 2: Early Literacy Learning Charlie Kolb 11-23-10
NICHD statistics 17-20% serious reading disabilities High numbers across the board Most at risk Poor Racial minorities Non-native English speakers Teale & Gambrell, 2007
Why is this occurring? Open discussion
Professional Learning Communities Reflection Planning Implementation Evaluation COLLABORATION
Does anyone belong to a PLC? What is your role? What are topics of discussion? What comes out of these meetings?
Expectations of Students Acquire spoken language skills Listen to and interact with books Experiment with writing Learn letters of alphabet Develop phonemic awareness Develop concepts and vocabulary Anything else to add to the list? Jalongo, 2009
Expectations of Educators Understand difference and similarities between written and spoken language Stay up to date with current literacy research Understand early literacy development Assess students and apply skills Any else to add to the list?
Child Development Language Physical Social Emotional Research- social learning
Language and Literacy Development Develop early Pleasurable environments Exploration Pointing Labeling LEARNING
Experiences Increase language development Increase literacy development WHY?
Parental role Involve Stimulate Engage TEACHING
What Parents Can Do Label household items Use synonyms when describing things Follow a routine Allow child to help with planning of activities Roth, 2009
Brain Research Ages birth to 3 Brains learn automatically Exposure to print
Culture Allows child to learn routine Child internalizes and expands Becomes natural Ex: Self talk Strickland & Riley-Ayers, 2008
Praise Provide often For simple things Build confidence
What are other skills that children learn through play?
Promoting Literacy in the Classroom Label centers Arrange materials Make appropriate Establish relationships
Emergent Writing Pretend writing Letters in name Invented spelling controversy… thoughts/comments? Ericson & Juliebo, 2008
How do children learn to read? Not a natural process: does not emerge naturally Requires systematic and explicit instruction: lengthy process Strong relationship between reading and early literacy exposure Requires phonemic awareness and processing: understanding of phonemes
Do you agree?
Effective Reading Instruction Breaking apart sounds Relationship between letters and sounds Asking questions before, during, and after reading
Warning Signs Baby talk Lack of interest in early reading/writing activities Inability to recognize letters in name Difficultly following simple directions Roth, 2009
What next? Prevention We need to know more… Less background, more teaching approaches Parent education
Thank you! Questions/ comments
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