The 6 Early Literacy Skills
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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 Presentation Transcript

  • 1. Children’s Librarian
    Lexington Public Library
    llatiff@lexpublib.org
    Lowena Latiff
  • 2. Story Times
    with
    Purpose and Punch:
    The 6 Early Literacy Skills
  • 3. Every Child Ready to Read
    SarojGhotig
    http://www.earlylit.net/
  • 4. Why use the 6 literacy skills?
    They allow us to articulate the value of exposing children to books, songs, rhymes and activities.
  • 5. Print Awareness
    Print Motivation
    Vocabulary
    Phonological Awareness
    Letter Knowledge
    Narrative Skills
  • 6. 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
  • 7. 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
  • 8. 3. Vocabulary
    Nouns
    Verbs
    Adjectives
    Adverbs
    Picture books use vocabulary not commonly used in everyday speech.
    Compare to Beginning Reader books with controlled vocabulary
  • 9. 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
  • 10. 5. Letter Knowledge
    Able to recognize the letters of the alphabet
    High color contrast books
    Shape books
    Alphabet books
  • 11. 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
  • 12. Story Time Components:
    • Books
    • 13. Rhymes & Songs
    • 14. Props
    • 15. Craft/Activity
  • Print Awareness
  • 16. Print Motivation
  • 17. Letter Knowledge
  • 18. Vocabulary
  • 19. Phonological Awareness
  • 20. Narrative Skills
  • 21. Finger plays and songs
    Support the skills
    Enhance learning with play
    Music engages the entire brain
  • 22. 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!
  • 23. 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
  • 24. 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!
  • 25. 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
  • 26. 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
  • 27. Lion and Lamb by Barbara Brenner
    Narrative Skills
    Puppets and props
    Narrative Skills
  • 28. 5 little ducks went out to play
  • 29. Flannel Boards
    Narrative Skills
  • 30. Crafts/Activities
    Little Mouse, Little Mouse
    Little mouse, little mouse
    Are you in the _______ house.
  • 31. Displays
  • 32. Readers Advisory and Book Talking
  • 33. 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
  • 34. Thank you