Reading Methods Ch.5

  1. Big Books
    enlarged versions of children’s storybooks, distinguished by large print and illustrations; designed to offer numerous opportunities for interaction.
  2. Emergent Literacy
    children’s literacy learning conceptualized as developmental, with no clear beginning or end, rather than as proceeding in distinct sequence. Thus children begin to develop literacy though everyday experiences with print long before they enter school.
  3. Interactive Reading
    teachers and children reading books together, collaborating to construct meaning and enjoy stories.
  4. Interactive Writing
    shared writing activity in which children are invited to volunteer to write parts of a story.
  5. Linguistic awareness
    understanding the technical terms and labels needed to talk and think about reading.
  6. Literacy Club
    the group of written language users with whom a child interacts.
  7. Observation
    informal assessment by classroom teachers to document growth in learning by watching and recording students’ literal behaviors.
  8. Phonemic awareness
    an understanding that speech is composed of a series of written sounds; a powerful predictor of children’s later reading achievement.
  9. Phonemic segmentation
    the ability to isolate and identify sounds in words.
  10. Reading readiness
    the level of physical, mental, and emotional maturity that children need to reach to benefit from reading instruction.
  11. Storybook experiences
    read-alouds, readalongs, interactive reading, interactive writing, rereading of favorite texts, and independent reading and writing.
  12. Uses of oral language
    language functions that can and should be adapted to print at the beginning of instruction.
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Reading Methods Ch.5
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