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1 EARLY LITERACY & KINDERGARTEN BETSY PETERSON MASTERS OF LITERACY MAY 7, 2014

2 WHAT IS EARLY LITERACY? “The knowledge, skills and dispositions that precede learning to read and write in the primary grades (K-3)” (Roskos, Christie & Richgels, 2003)

3 PREPARING FOR KINDERGARTEN “Kindergarten is where most children learn to read and write. Being ready for kindergarten means having well-developed preschool skills, and being academically, socially, and physically ready for the transition.” (“Is My Child Ready for Kindergarten”)

4 ACADEMIC PRE-READING SKILLS -Can retell a simple story -Speaks in complete sentences of 5-6 words -Writes name or recognizes letters in name -Recognizes the title of a book -Matches rhyming sounds (“Is My Child Ready for Kindergarten”)

5 PREPARING FOR EMERGING LITERACY SKILLS “Almost everything young children do in the preschool and kindergarten years supports their emerging language and literacy skills” (Koralek & Collins, 1997). Reading materials Writing materials Incorporate literacy into play

6 BUILDING EMERGING LITERACY SKILLS *Reading aloud *Talking with children *Writing with children

7 READING ALOUD “One of the best ways to encourage emerging literacy is to read aloud with a child as often as possible” (Koralek & Collins, 1997). *Reading aloud is more than calling words & turning pages -setting -characters -problem -solution *All leads to meaning and comprehension  excitement about reading *Predictions *Making Connections *Asking Questions

8 TALKING WITH CHILDREN “Because all forms of language are connected, talking with children is an important way to encourage their emerging literacy” (Koralek & Collins, 1997) Develop Thinking Skills Use Creativity Express Ideas Increase Vocabulary Understand Oral & Written Language Connection

9 WRITING WITH CHILDREN “Writing focuses children's attention on print, helps them learn that letters represent sounds, and contributes to their emergent reading skills” (Koralek & Collins, 1997).

10 TIPS FOR KINDERGARTEN

11 REFERENCES Building your child's vocabulary. (n.d.). Retrieved from http://www.readingrockets.org/article/32444 Is my child ready for kindergarten. (n.d.). Retrieved from http://www.readingrockets.org/article/23153 http://www.readingrockets.org/article/23153 Koralek, D., & Collins, R. (1997). Tutoring strategies for preschool and kindergarten. Retrieved from http://www.readingrockets.org/article/114 Roskos, K. A., Christie, J. F., & Richgels, D. J. (2003). The essentials of early literacy instruction. National Association for the Education of Young Children, Retrieved from http://www.naeyc.org/files/yc/file/200303/Essentials.pdfhttp://www.naeyc.org/files/yc/file/200303/Essentials.pdf Tips for parents of kindergarteners. (n.d.). Retrieved from http://www.readingrockets.org/content/pdfs/tips/RR_tips_kindergarten.pdf http://www.readingrockets.org/content/pdfs/tips/RR_tips_kindergarten.pdf U.S. Department of Education. (n.d.). Ready to read: Heading for the classroom. Retrieved from http://www.readingrockets.org/article/187


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