Literature Review On Literacy Development

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Chapter 2- The Issue The subject centre is situated at the northern east part of Singapore. The estate is a relatively new town and there is a growing number of young families residing here. The demand for childcare services is high, whereas the supply cannot meet the demand. The subject centre has a capacity of 107 children, including infants. Currently, there are 28 Kindergarten 2 children, 20 Kindergarten 1 children and 24 Nursery 2 children. The balance numbers belongs to children from infant, playground and nursery 1. There are a total of 6 English language teachers, they are each assigned to a level. The teachers are supposed to teach phonics, language and literacy, numeracy, discovery of the world as well as music and movement. Whilst…show more content…
Although, there are different strategies and techniques in place to aid in the development of literacy, there is the constant issue of teacher finding themselves with less time to research, develop and implement the strategies. I believe with the right level of guidance, the children will be able to gain literacy skills which will aid them in their entry to formal school. Although English language teachers are aware of their importance in helping children to achieve reading readiness, there is an uncertainty as to the implementation pf literacy in the preschool…show more content…
This is particularly true in the area of early literacy. The demands regarding wat early childhood teachers need to know and do have changed dramatically. Described in board terms, teachers of young children need to know the importance of oral language competencies, early literacy experiences and family literacy in learning to read. They need to be able to foster a wide range of language and literacy related dispositions and competencies, including a love of literacy and the development of vocabulary, oral language abilities, phonological awareness, and print related knowledge. They must be able to use a variety of instructional methods that are age and developmentally appropriate and have the ability to adjust those methods to the specific needs of individuals. They must be able skilled in the ability to use multiple methods of monitoring children’s literacy development and interpreting assessments in order to make sound instructional

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