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

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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 Is my child ready for kindergarten. (n.d.). Retrieved from Koralek, D., & Collins, R. (1997). Tutoring strategies for preschool and kindergarten. Retrieved from 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 Tips for parents of kindergarteners. (n.d.). Retrieved from U.S. Department of Education. (n.d.). Ready to read: Heading for the classroom. Retrieved from


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