ERIC Number: ED480811
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 2003
The Role of Child Development and Social Interaction in the Selection of Children's Literature To Promote Literacy Acquisition.
Johnson, C. Denise
Early Childhood Research and Practice: An Internet Journal on the Development, Care, and Education of Young Children., v5 n2 Fall 2003
Noting that linguistic, social, emotional, and cognitive development are complementary processes that ultimately work together to shape a child's literacy growth, this article discusses the relationship between children's development and their social interaction with knowledgeable others on the selection of children's literature for the promotion of literacy acquisition. A discussion of the importance of understanding child development to teaching, learning, and the selection of "just right" literature and how to support children's experiences with literature for optimal benefits is included. The paper also discusses a framework for understanding the interrelated nature of the cognitive, social, emotional, linguistic, and literacy development of children; social interaction; and literature selection in grades K-4. (Author/HTH)
Descriptors: Childrens Literature, Cognitive Development, Elementary Education, Elementary School Students, Emergent Literacy, Emotional Development, Kindergarten Children, Language Acquisition, Literacy, Reading Material Selection, Social Development
For full text: http://ecrp.uiuc.edu/v5n2/johnson.html.
Publication Type: Collected Works - Serials; Opinion Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
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