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Emergent Literacy

Scope Note: 
The early stages of learning to read and write -- an increasing awareness of the print world, usually associated with young learners observing and experimenting with reading and writing processes (Note: In the 1980s, the emergent literacy perspective was a departure from the more traditional stage view of reading/writing readiness followed by formal learning)
Category: Reading
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Early Literacy
Related Terms
Beginning Reading
Beginning Writing
Childrens Writing
Early Reading
Family Literacy
Invented Spelling
Reading Instruction
Writing Instruction
Added to ERIC: 3/29/1996