Activities to Teach Children the Six Components of Early Literacy Instruction, PreK-K
Presented by Dr. Donald Bear
Activities for early literacy development are presented in six areas: 1) Oral Language, 2) Alphabet Knowledge, 3) Phonological Awareness, 4)
Letter-Sound Knowledge, 5) Concepts about Print and 6) Concept of Word in Text. Instruction is integrated and differentiated to show how
preschoolers build on the rhythm of language to acquire Phonological Awareness. The activities highlight neglected aspects of teaching
orthographic and word knowledge during Emergent reading, especially rhythm in literacy instruction, and Concept of Word in Text (COW-T). The aim
is to show how to present early literacy experiences that are developmental, interesting, and sufficiently intense. These activities are
supported by recent research in neurology and psychology.
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