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ERIC Number: EJ938243
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2004-Sep
Pages: 6
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0736-8038
Linking Shared Meaning to Emergent Literacy: Looking through the Lens of Culture
Howes, Carollee; Wishard, Alison Gallwey
Zero to Three (J), v25 n1 p10-15 Sep 2004
A direct pathway to children's literacy forms through the development of shared meaning. Proto-narrative construction and social pretend play with peers can be important tools in children's developing emergent literacy. Early child-care programs provide relatively little unstructured time. To reemphasize shared meaning in the lives of children, monitoring children's play rather than interrupting (or scaffolding) may be the wisest choice. (Note: This article is adapted from chapter 9 of "Children's Play: The Roots of Reading", E. F. Zigler, Dorothy G. Singer, & S. Bishop-Josef (Eds.), (2004), Washington, DC: ZERO TO THREE; ERIC# ED500101.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Early Childhood Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A