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 ( 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

  1. 1. Children’s Librarian<br />Lexington Public Library<br /><br />Lowena Latiff<br />
  2. 2. Story Times <br />with<br /> Purpose and Punch:<br />The 6 Early Literacy Skills<br />
  3. 3. Every Child Ready to Read<br />SarojGhotig<br /><br />
  4. 4. Why use the 6 literacy skills?<br />They allow us to articulate the value of exposing children to books, songs, rhymes and activities.<br />
  5. 5. Print Awareness<br />Print Motivation<br />Vocabulary<br />Phonological Awareness<br />Letter Knowledge<br />Narrative Skills<br />
  6. 6. 1. Print Awareness<br /> Noticing print, knowing how to handle a book and how to follow the words on a page.<br /> board and cloth books to handle<br /> Large and clear font <br /> Words that are clearly<br /> defined on the page<br /> point out words in book and in the child’s environment<br />
  7. 7. 2. Phonological Awareness<br /> Being able to hear and play with the smaller sounds in words.<br />Rhyming books<br />rhymes, songs, silly sounds<br />Repetition of sounds, words or phrases<br />Rhythm<br />
  8. 8. 3. Vocabulary<br />Nouns<br />Verbs<br />Adjectives<br />Adverbs<br />Picture books use vocabulary not commonly used in everyday speech.<br />Compare to Beginning Reader books with controlled vocabulary<br />
  9. 9. 4. Print Motivation<br />Being interested in and<br />enjoying books.<br />Board books<br />Pop-up books<br />Non-fiction of interest to child<br />Bright illustrations <br />Age appropriate level<br />
  10. 10. 5. Letter Knowledge<br /> Able to recognize the letters of the alphabet <br />High color contrast books<br />Shape books<br />Alphabet books<br />
  11. 11. 6. Narrative Skills<br /> Be able to describe a sequence of events or tell a story<br /> Simple process books<br /> Easy to remember sequence of events<br /> Repetition of the same story<br />
  12. 12. Story Time Components:<br /><ul><li>Books
  13. 13. Rhymes & Songs
  14. 14. Props
  15. 15. Craft/Activity</li></li></ul><li>Print Awareness<br />
  16. 16. Print Motivation<br />
  17. 17. Letter Knowledge<br />
  18. 18. Vocabulary <br />
  19. 19. Phonological Awareness<br />
  20. 20. Narrative Skills <br />
  21. 21. Finger plays and songs<br />Support the skills <br />Enhance learning with play <br />Music engages the entire brain<br />
  22. 22. Print Motivation/Print Awareness<br /> Leads child to books<br />Rain is falling down<br />Splash!<br />Rain is falling down<br />Splash!<br />Softly, softly,very softly<br />Rain is falling down<br />Splash!<br />
  23. 23. Vocabulary <br /> Introduces and incorporates new words in songs and rhymes<br />Put your finger on your nose<br />Put your finger on your nose,<br />On your nose. <br />Put your finger on your nose,<br />On your nose.<br />Put your finger on your nose<br />Put your finger on your nose<br />Put your finger on your nose<br />…body parts<br />
  24. 24. Phonological Awareness<br />Most finger plays and songs illustrate this<br />One little baby<br />One little baby rocking in a tree<br />2 little babies splashing in the sea<br />3 little babies crawling on the floor<br />4 little babies banging on the door<br />5 little babies playing hide and seek.<br />Keep your eyes closed tight<br />Until I say…Peek!<br />
  25. 25. Letter Knowledge<br /> Hearing the letter sounds repeated<br /> Have visuals when singing song or doing fingerplay<br />Peas Porridge Hot<br />Peas porridge hot<br />Peas porridge cold<br />Peas porridge in the pot<br />Nine days old<br />Yuck!<br />B-I-N-G-O<br />
  26. 26. Narrative Skills<br />Easy sequence of events to remember and echo back<br />Wind Mill song<br />If I could have a windmill<br />A windmill, a windmill<br />If I could have a windmill<br />I know what I would do.<br />…pump some water<br />…have a duck pond<br />…wings flap<br />…windmill<br />
  27. 27. Lion and Lamb by Barbara Brenner<br />Narrative Skills<br />Puppets and props<br />Narrative Skills<br />
  28. 28. 5 little ducks went out to play<br />
  29. 29. Flannel Boards<br />Narrative Skills<br />
  30. 30. Crafts/Activities<br />Little Mouse, Little Mouse<br />Little mouse, little mouse<br />Are you in the _______ house.<br />
  31. 31. Displays<br />
  32. 32. Readers Advisory and Book Talking<br />
  33. 33. Handouts and Bibliographies<br /> Handout with literacy skills and definition to hand out to parents and caregivers.<br />Story time handouts can list books and which literacy skill they reinforce.<br />Have handout to give to patrons while book talking<br />
  34. 34. Thank you<br />