Using everyday texts in a literacy program
An interview with a classroom teacher in which she gives an overview of her literacy program, with particular emphasis on using everyday texts and talks about how she involves parents in her program. Australia
Rhymes, chants, alliteration - phonemic activities
The benefits of language play are numerous. Language play involves having fun with the sounds of words, creating new words, and exploring and creating language patterns through rhymes, chants, and alliteration and repetitions. Canada
Strategies to help children read
Encouraging children to develop an awareness and appreciation of the written word, teaching them the alphabet and to attend to the sounds in language (develop phonological and phoneme awareness) are some of the strategies used to help children to read. United States
Teaching children about phonemes
Learning to read begins with children becoming comfortable and familiar with phonemes. The do this in lots of ways including in conversations about books especially with alphabet and rhyming books and activities. United States
Buildings children's vocabularies and story sense
Listening, reading, dramatizing, the telling and retelling of a familiar stories helps young children build their vocabularies and understand the parts of a story and how they are related. Canada
Literacy teaching and learning - From research to practice
What the research says about early literacy teaching and learning - phonics, phonemic awareness, positive adult-child relationships, a print rich environment and varying teaching strategies are among the things that evidence say matter. United States
Read aloud - a print awareness strategy
Print awareness is an important part of learning to read. Reading aloud to children is an important strategy for developing print awareness and there are specific strategies that can be used do before, during, and after a read aloud activity to help kids develop print awareness.United States
Dialogic reading - prompting children to read
When using dialogic reading as a strategy the adult becomes the listener, the questioner and the audience for the child. The adult deliberating prompts the child through questions and help them recall what happened and anticipate and predict what might happen next. United States
Print awareness - setting up the environment
The foundation of all other literacy learning builds upon print awareness. Print awareness is a child's earliest understanding that written language carries meaning. United States
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