ERIC Number: ED424017
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1997-Dec
Reference Count: N/A
Emerging Literacy: Linking Social Competence to Learning. Training Guides for the Head Start Learning Community.
Aspen Systems Corp., Rockville, MD.
Defining literacy development as a continuous process that has its roots in the home, this training guide is intended to enhance the skills of Head Start staff in collaborating with families to support the development of children's language skills. The guide also describes the emerging literacy for children from birth through the preschool years. Following an introductory section, the guide presents four training modules. Each module details expected outcomes, key concepts, background information, learning activities and next steps. Handouts are included for each module. Module One, "Emerging Literacy: Supporting a Natural Process," provides an overview of emerging literacy. Module Two, "From Cooing to Talking: Partners in Conversation," enhances staff ability to listen and respond to children, engage them, and encourage their use of listening and speaking skills. Module Three, "The Magic World of Reading: Opening Doors for Children," helps staff improve their skills in enhancing children's enjoyment and understanding of books. Module Four, "Setting the Stage for Literacy Explorations," allows staff to create literacy-rich environments in Head Start settings and promote literacy exploration through the environment and activities related to children's interests. The final sections of the guide include a continuing professional development section which suggests activities to enhance skills developed through this guide, and a resource section which offers more information concerning topics covered in the guide. (SD)
Descriptors: Beginning Reading, Emergent Literacy, High Risk Students, Interpersonal Competence, Language Acquisition, Literacy Education, Preschool Children, Preschool Education, Reading Skills, Resource Materials, Staff Development, Training Methods, Workshops
U.S. Government Printing Office, Superintendent of Documents, Mail Stop: SSOP, Washington, DC 20402-9328.
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Practitioners; Teachers
Sponsor: Administration for Children, Youth, and Families (DHHS), Washington, DC. Head Start Bureau.
Authoring Institution: Aspen Systems Corp., Rockville, MD.