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ERIC Number: EJ942301
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011-Sep
Pages: 12
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 28
ISSN: ISSN-1096-2506
Strategies for Supporting Early Literacy Development
Dennis, Lindsay R.; Horn, Eva
Young Exceptional Children, v14 n3 p29-40 Sep 2011
The development of early literacy skills is critical to children's later success in reading and reading-related activities; therefore, understanding how teachers can support early literacy development is equally important. In this article, the authors provide information on how early childhood teachers can use specific strategies and techniques as well as provide accommodations and modifications for children with disabilities and other diverse learning needs during book-reading sessions, to support all children's early literacy skill development. More specifically, the information addresses: (1) the importance of early literacy skill development; (2) specific early literacy strategies that can be used within the context of book reading; (3) creating an atmosphere conducive to literacy learning; and (4) encouraging parental involvement in early literacy development. (Contains 3 tables and 1 box.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Early Childhood Education
Audience: Teachers
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A