This video begins with the presentation of children's books preferred by the teachers and children. The criteria for selection of books is discussed. In addition to picture books, children are introduced to big books, books on tape and computers. Functional uses of literacy are seen in the picture and word charts and labels which acquaint children of the daily schedule, their daily chores, classmates' names, and placement of toys and equipment.
Reading and writing materials are not limited to the library area or to the writing or art centers, but are also in the housekeeping and block centers to encourage children to include literacy in all their learning activities. The module ends with a consideration of developmentally appropriate assessment of children's literacy and how assessment aids teachers in planning the curriculum.
Purchase the complete Emergent Literacy Series or additional copies of the following:
Origins and Skills (29 minutes)
The Role of Parents and Teachers (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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