Early Literacy - In Their Own Words

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Early Literacy - In Their Own Words

  1. 1. The Power of Their Words:The Power of Their Words: Language and Literacy Development In Early Childhood Classrooms
  2. 2. Words and letters hold the secrets of the universe, and in their shapes and sounds I can find everything, see beyond myself, and reach the ear of God. From : Eliza, in the movie, Bee Season
  3. 3. Language and LiteracyLanguage and Literacy •Enlightenment •Engagement •Empowerment
  4. 4. LLanguage LLearningearning
  5. 5. •Immersion •Demonstration •Expectations •Responsibility •Approximations •Employment •Response Conditions of LearningConditions of Learning -Dr. Brain Cambourne-
  6. 6. I never teach pupils; I only attemptI never teach pupils; I only attempt to provide conditions in whichto provide conditions in which TheyThey ALLALL can learn.can learn.
  7. 7. Immersion
  8. 8. Immersed Learners are… •Saturated by •Enveloped in •Flooded by •Steeped •Bathed in That which is to be learned.
  9. 9. • I like the way____ used... • Can you share more... • Class, did you hear... • I love the way you... • I noticed when... • Your thinking is amazing... • How did you figure that out.. • That is wonderful-tell me more... • How did you come up with that... • I am amazed and how you can... • When you____, I see.... • That is so interesting... • I never considered it that way... • Thank you for stretching our thinking... • WOW! What a great way of seeing that... • Why is it you see it that way... • What helped you get there... • What is making you think of.. When We Say….Students Feel?When We Say….Students Feel?
  10. 10. DDemonstrateemonstrate
  11. 11. • Observe? • See? • Witness? • Experience? • Feel? • Study? • Explore?
  12. 12. •ApproximationsApproximations •FeedbackFeedback •PracticePractice
  13. 13. LanguageLanguage andand Literacy InstructionLiteracy Instruction
  14. 14. National Early Literacy Panel Strong Predictors of Success in Reading, Writing, & Spelling • Oral Language (Listening; Vocabulary) • Alphabet Knowledge • Concepts About Print • Phonological (Phonemic) Awareness • Invented Spelling • Writing Name • RAN (Rapid Automatic Naming)
  15. 15. • Phonological AwarenessPhonological Awareness - general understanding of the sound structure of words, including rhymes, syllables and phonemes (individual sounds). • PPhonemic awarenesshonemic awareness - subcategory of phonological awareness; refers to the ability to identify and manipulate sounds; includes blending and segmentation. • Phonics - the relationship between the letters of written language and the sounds (phonemes) of spoken language.
  16. 16. Katherine needs to hear the word before she can say the word, decode or read the word, and then write the word.
  17. 17. Take a Listening WalkTake a Listening Walk
  18. 18. ““I canI can HEARHEAR the words”the words”
  19. 19. •BooksBooks •PoemsPoems •ChantsChants •SongsSongs •AlliterationAlliteration Power of RhymePower of Rhyme
  20. 20. •Syllable •Onset •Rime
  21. 21. PPhoneme?honeme?
  22. 22. ."
  23. 23. Code Breaker Text User Meaning Maker Text Analyst/Critic 21st Century Proficienc y
  24. 24. Teach Text Talk Task Tools Time
  25. 25. • I like the way____ used... • Can you share more... • Class, did you hear... • I love the way you... • I noticed when... • Your thinking is amazing... • How did you figure that out.. • That is wonderful-tell me more... • How did you come up with that... • I am amazed and how you can... • When you____, I see.... • That is so interesting... • I never considered it that way... • Thank you for stretching our thinking... • WOW! What a great way of seeing that... • Why is it you see it that way... • What helped you get there... • What is making you think of.. When We Say….Students Feel?When We Say….Students Feel?
  26. 26. Photo Attributions: • Inspiration Photo on Flickr by H.Koppdelaney’s • Heart Hug Photo on Flickr by Moranga • All We Need Photo on Flickr by Gagetgirl • Glimpse into My World Photo on Flickr by Carp • Baby Book Photo on Flickr by gragareousspeach • Teacher Photo on Flickr by Enmak • Joy Photo on Flickr by Shana Ray • Trinity Reading Newspaper Photo on Flickr by LittleImage • In the Hat Photo on Flickr by Beth Armshimeimer • Like Winds of Sea Photo on Flickr by Coolgirlsar • Corporate Alphabet Photo on Flickr by Kate A. • Photo JFK, Martin Luther King on Google Image

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