Texas Library Association Annual Conference

Wednesday, April 18, 2012

Every Child Ready to Read Updated

Presented by Viki Ash of the San Antonio Public Library

Slideshow Presentation

  1. Early Literacy Skills and Practices
  1. The first ECRR featured the six early literacy skills children need to learn before they enter Kindergarten.
  1. Print Awareness
  2. Phonemic Awareness
  3. Print Motivation
  4. Narrative Skills
  5. Letter Knowledge
  6. Vocabulary
  1. These six skills have been changed to five practices:
  1. Talking
  2. Singing
  3. Reading
  4. Writing
  5. Playing
  1. The change was made in order to explain the concepts to parents easier, but this doesn’t mean the six skills are no longer relevant. Librarians are invited to share the six early literacy skills with parents if they would like more information.
  1. Reading
  1. Making meaning from text
  2. Involves two skills
  1. Decoding
  1. Noticing print, letter awareness, phonemic awareness.
  1. Comprehension
  1. Vocabulary, understanding meaning of print
  1. When we’re reading to children, we are helping with vocabulary and comprehension.
  1. Fish -> Trout
  2. Sheep -> Lamb
  1. Picture books have an average of nine unexpected (new) vocabulary words.
  2. When children make up their own story, it counts as reading!
  3. Vocabulary is an unconstrained skill, a skill they will constantly develop over the course of their lives.
  1. Constrained skills (finite knowledge) include letter knowledge and letter sounds.
  2. Constrained skills are a measure of how a child will do with unconstrained skills.
  1. Reading is the best vocabulary lesson.
  2. Reading together nurtures a love of reading by motivating children to want to learn how and develops vocabulary.

  1. Talk
  1. Children learn language by engaging in conversations with parents.
  1. Talk, tell stories, learn new information
  1. Singing slows down language and builds phonemic awareness and vocabulary.

  1. Writing
  1. Reading and writing go together.
  2. They occur simultaneously
  3. Give children the opportunity to make marks on Paper
  4. Develops fine motor skills
  5. It is not necessary to have the children write letters
  1. Play with Play-Doh
  2. Flannel Boards
  3. Coloring

  1. Playing
  1. Play helps develop vocabulary with different games.
  2. Pretend/Extended play is needed.
  3. Seize every opportunity to pretend.