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ERIC Number: EJ1011807
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2013-Feb
Pages: 10
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 28
ISSN: ISSN-0034-0561
Talk, Write, and Read: A Method for Sampling Emergent Literacy Skills
Richgels, Donald J.
Reading Teacher, v66 n5 p380-389 Feb 2013
Consistent with a social-interactive view of literacy development, this report describes a method, Talk, Write, and Read (TWR), that unites the three important and related language processes in its title. In one-on-one, adult-and-child interactions, TWR involves children in talk about a picture book, spelling of target words in the book, and rereading of the book. Examples are shared of preschool and kindergarten performances with "From Far Away and Up Close," a picture book in wordless and with-text versions specially written for TWR. TWR yields information about children's vocabularies, invented spelling, word awareness, and finger-point reading. Instructional implications are addressed. All necessary materials for using "From Far Away and Up Close" are provided. (Contains 4 figures.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Early Childhood Education; Preschool Education; Kindergarten
Audience: Teachers
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A