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Language & Literacy Files: 7

This folder contains articles about how adults can help young children develop language and literacy skills.  Topics include listening & speaking, phonological awareness & alphabet knowledge, print awareness & concepts, comprehension & vocabulary and early writing.

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Essentials of Early Literacy Instruction
Date 07-17-2012 14:36:22 Filesize 324.75 KB Download 1022

Real Reasons to Write
Date 07-17-2012 14:38:21 Filesize 311.85 KB Download 864

Phonological Awarness is Child's Play
Date 07-17-2012 14:39:00 Filesize 509.42 KB Download 905

N is for Nonsensical - The case for content-rich literacy instruction
Date 08-08-2012 13:49:43 Filesize 322.46 KB Download 844

Shoot for the Stars : A Strategy for teaching New Words
Date 08-21-2012 10:58:28 Filesize 191.53 KB Download 955

Creating Print Rich Learning Centers
Date 12-27-2012 11:11:44 Filesize 914.56 KB Download 905

Early Literacy - Infants and Toddlers

From Zero to Three.org, this 2 page article offers informationa about how infants and toddlers develop early literacy behaviors.  It also provides tips for how to use and choose good books for babies and toddlers.

Date 11-20-2013 10:09:49 Filesize 374.2 KB Download 670

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