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This presentation was given as part of "Storytimes With Purpose and Punch," a pre-conference workshop at the 2011 Kentucky Public Library Association Conference. Contact Lowena Latiff ...

This presentation was given as part of "Storytimes With Purpose and Punch," a pre-conference workshop at the 2011 Kentucky Public Library Association Conference. Contact Lowena Latiff (llatiff@lexpublib.org) at the Lexington Public Library if you have any questions or need help finding additional resources for your storytime.

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    The 6 Early Literacy Skills The 6 Early Literacy Skills Presentation Transcript

    • Children’s Librarian
      Lexington Public Library
      llatiff@lexpublib.org
      Lowena Latiff
    • Story Times
      with
      Purpose and Punch:
      The 6 Early Literacy Skills
    • Every Child Ready to Read
      SarojGhotig
      http://www.earlylit.net/
    • Why use the 6 literacy skills?
      They allow us to articulate the value of exposing children to books, songs, rhymes and activities.
    • Print Awareness
      Print Motivation
      Vocabulary
      Phonological Awareness
      Letter Knowledge
      Narrative Skills
    • 1. Print Awareness
      Noticing print, knowing how to handle a book and how to follow the words on a page.
      board and cloth books to handle
      Large and clear font
      Words that are clearly
      defined on the page
      point out words in book and in the child’s environment
    • 2. Phonological Awareness
      Being able to hear and play with the smaller sounds in words.
      Rhyming books
      rhymes, songs, silly sounds
      Repetition of sounds, words or phrases
      Rhythm
    • 3. Vocabulary
      Nouns
      Verbs
      Adjectives
      Adverbs
      Picture books use vocabulary not commonly used in everyday speech.
      Compare to Beginning Reader books with controlled vocabulary
    • 4. Print Motivation
      Being interested in and
      enjoying books.
      Board books
      Pop-up books
      Non-fiction of interest to child
      Bright illustrations
      Age appropriate level
    • 5. Letter Knowledge
      Able to recognize the letters of the alphabet
      High color contrast books
      Shape books
      Alphabet books
    • 6. Narrative Skills
      Be able to describe a sequence of events or tell a story
      Simple process books
      Easy to remember sequence of events
      Repetition of the same story
    • Story Time Components:
      • Books
      • Rhymes & Songs
      • Props
      • Craft/Activity
    • Print Awareness
    • Print Motivation
    • Letter Knowledge
    • Vocabulary
    • Phonological Awareness
    • Narrative Skills
    • Finger plays and songs
      Support the skills
      Enhance learning with play
      Music engages the entire brain
    • Print Motivation/Print Awareness
      Leads child to books
      Rain is falling down
      Splash!
      Rain is falling down
      Splash!
      Softly, softly,very softly
      Rain is falling down
      Splash!
    • Vocabulary
      Introduces and incorporates new words in songs and rhymes
      Put your finger on your nose
      Put your finger on your nose,
      On your nose.
      Put your finger on your nose,
      On your nose.
      Put your finger on your nose
      Put your finger on your nose
      Put your finger on your nose
      …body parts
    • Phonological Awareness
      Most finger plays and songs illustrate this
      One little baby
      One little baby rocking in a tree
      2 little babies splashing in the sea
      3 little babies crawling on the floor
      4 little babies banging on the door
      5 little babies playing hide and seek.
      Keep your eyes closed tight
      Until I say…Peek!
    • Letter Knowledge
      Hearing the letter sounds repeated
      Have visuals when singing song or doing fingerplay
      Peas Porridge Hot
      Peas porridge hot
      Peas porridge cold
      Peas porridge in the pot
      Nine days old
      Yuck!
      B-I-N-G-O
    • Narrative Skills
      Easy sequence of events to remember and echo back
      Wind Mill song
      If I could have a windmill
      A windmill, a windmill
      If I could have a windmill
      I know what I would do.
      …pump some water
      …have a duck pond
      …wings flap
      …windmill
    • Lion and Lamb by Barbara Brenner
      Narrative Skills
      Puppets and props
      Narrative Skills
    • 5 little ducks went out to play
    • Flannel Boards
      Narrative Skills
    • Crafts/Activities
      Little Mouse, Little Mouse
      Little mouse, little mouse
      Are you in the _______ house.
    • Displays
    • Readers Advisory and Book Talking
    • Handouts and Bibliographies
      Handout with literacy skills and definition to hand out to parents and caregivers.
      Story time handouts can list books and which literacy skill they reinforce.
      Have handout to give to patrons while book talking
    • Thank you