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Literacy Concepts: Talking about shared reading, guided reading and sight words

When teaching language and literacy to young children it is hard to know how to gauge mastery of literacy concepts – alphabetic knowledge, phonemic awareness, print concepts and emergent reading skills. Along with choosing great picture books for read alouds, shared reading and independent reading, there are activities to extending literacy and language mastery.

Once children begin to master their alphabetic knowledge – print concepts fall into place – with the help of environment words and letters begin to have meaning. Starting with meaningful/environmental print like each child’s name is a helpful seeping stone to other words like I, me, my, am, mom, dad, love, you and so on…

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Simple statements like I am…, My name is…, I love mom. I love dad. I love you… have meaning to young children – they use these phrases every day – and they can often support pre-reading and early reading skills.

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Creating sight word concept books and incorporating pictures about children and their families can be a helpful beginning to enjoying reading and create confidence before guided reading in the primary grades. The main goal is to make letters and text meaningful to foster lasting reading skills.

Read More About Reading Skills Below:
Read Alouds – Shared Reading- Guided Reading

 

Enjoy your Spring Reading and Writing,

miss-shari

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