In this video, the term "emergent literacy" is defined and illustrated with examples of children exploring reading and writing, moving along a continuum from less to more skillful use of language. Teachers discuss their understanding of the meaning of emergent literacy and model speaking, reading, and writing for children.
Children's growing familiarity with the printed word is seen as they use letters to write names, point to particular words, or try to sound out how to spell a word they wish to write. Children are shown retelling favorite stories from memory. They are seen differentiating their scribbles as writings, not as drawings, using story language in puppet plays, using writing to communicate with others even if they cannot write conventionally.
Samples of children's writing from scribbles to inventive spelling are shown. Finally, children are shown incorporating literacy in their play.
Purchase the complete Emergent Literacy Series or additional copies of the following:
The Role of Parents and Teachers (29 minutes)
Teacher Strategies and Assessment (29 minutes)
Activities in a Print Rich Environment (29 minutes).
Available As: Closed Caption DVD
Running Time: 29 minutes
Produced By: Magna Systems, Inc.
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