Project: Emerging Literacy by Reading Aloud
Young age children develop the knowledge necessary to execute reading and writing skills. It starts first by hearing stories, touching books, and seeing letters, numbers and words.
Emergent literacy is the developmental step of a young child prior to reading a text, including interacting with a book, responding to texts, and pretending at reading or writing before being able to.
Overall, the research findings of the review found that code-related skills (rhyme awareness, phoneme awareness, letter knowledge, and rapid automatized naming) are most important for reading comprehension in beginning readers, but linguistic awareness (grammar and vocabulary) gradually takes over as children become older.
This project learns the teachers how they can promote emerging literacy in young children from 1,5 till 6 years.
Stage 1: preparing by choosing a book and a goal from next possibilities:
- Orientation on books
- Understanding the story
- functions of written language
- relation between spoken and written language
- language awareness (sounds, words, sentences, rime)
- phonological principle (phonics – graphics relation)
- functional ‘writing’ and ‘reading’
- technical reading and writing, start
- technical reading and writing, continuing
- Understanding reading and writing
Every goal is more detailed than here represented.
Stage 2: check the vocabulary and extend it by labeling, categorizing and making networks.
Stage 3. Start the reading interactively.
Stage 4: reflect on the reading and offer follow up activities.