Early Literacy Analysis

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There are many different ways parents, teachers, and siblings can help, encourage, and support a child during early literacy development. Parents and other family members can start supporting early literacy development at home by modeling the behaviors and actions that literacy development includes. Such as having children participate in reading books with you or to you at home. “Storybook reading encourages independent engagements with literacy by familiarizing children with stories and encouraging them to attempt to read the stories on their own” (Christie & Enz, 2014, p.73). It is also important to encourage your child to start practicing writing on their own. You could write down words and letters on a piece of paper for them and have the…show more content…
This is a milestone that children reach when reading because they learn how to read from top to bottom, from left to right and begin to understand what the purpose for punctuation is. In this stage children also start to use both upper and lower case letters in their writing. At this age their attention span becomes longer and they can start to read their own writing which can be very exciting. Educators can support this stage by incorporating writing activities during the day. This way children have time to practice writing and enhance their understanding of letters and sounds. By doing writing activities children are exposed to new vocabulary and spelling. You can play games with children that involve word and letter recognition. It is also important for educators to share stories, books, and songs in their classrooms. It is important for educators to foster a child’s confidence and appreciation for reading and writing. An educator needs to understand how literacy and language are acquired and strengthened throughout the different stage of a child’s development. Educators also need to incorporate print rich environments in their classrooms so children have many opportunities to read and write. References: Christie, J., Enz, B., et. al. (2014). Teaching Language and Literacy. Upper Saddle River, NJ: Pearson. Kaplan University College of Arts and Sciences. CE310- Unit 2 Reading. Children’s
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