ERIC Number: ED267445
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1986-May
"I Like the Long Name": Young Children Using Literate Language.
Van Dongen, Richard
Insights into Open Education, v18 n8 May 1986
The focus of this paper is on how children use print, or literate language, in school and how teachers can respond and work with children. Beginning with a literature review, the paper discusses language use and literate language development in young children, pointing out that children construct their experiences through using language, and that the uses of literate language are different from those of oral language. The paper then explores three areas--reading aloud/reading, children's narratives, and children's writing--and tells how aspects of language development, characteristics of literate language use, and literary development can be planned, observed, and recorded as they happen in classroom settings. (EL)
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher; Information Analyses; Collected Works - Serials
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: North Dakota Univ., Grand Forks. Center for Teaching and Learning.