Reading Methods Ch.4

  1. Developmentally appropriate practice
    the matching or gearing of the reading curriculum to children’s developing activities.
  2. Dramatic Play
    unstructured, spontaneous, and expressive classroom activities requiring little planning.
  3. Environmental print
    print that surrounds children in their everyday lives such as traffic signs, restaurant signs, charts, and labels.
  4. Family Literacy
    how family interactions influence the language development of young children and provide context in which they learn to read and write.
  5. Invented Spelling
    spellings children use early in their reading and writing development as they begin to associate letters to sound.
  6. Language-experience activities
    activities using the natural language of children and their background experiences to share and discuss events; listen to and tell stories; dictate words, sentences, and stories; and write independently.
  7. Literacy development
    the stages of language experience.
  8. Literacy Play Center
    designated classroom area designed around familiar contexts or places and furnished with props to provide an environment in which children may play with print on their own terms.
  9. Literate environment
    an environment that fosters and nurtures interest in and curiosity about written language and supports children’s efforts to become readers and writers.
  10. Pretend Play
    the spontaneous creation of stories—including setting, characters, goal, plot and resolution—during children’s play.
  11. Scribbling
    one of the primary forms of written expression; the fountainhead for writing that occurs from the moment a child grasps and uses a writing tool.
  12. Shared Reading
    strategy allowing all children in a classroom or small group to participate in the reading of a story, usually through the use of a big book with large print and illustrations.
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Reading Methods Ch.4
Chapter 4 Reading Methods Study Guide