Early literacy is what children know about reading and writing before they actually learn to read and write.
It is not teaching reading, drilling or using flashcards.
Then say: “I spy with my little eye a c-u-p.” Your students need to then blend the sounds together to tell you the item. Then say: “I spy with my little eye a m-u-g.” Your child will blend the sounds together to tell you the item.
Try simple words, like dog, cat, cup, pan, bed, sock, hat, etc. To introduce the game in class, explain that the rules of Blending Simon Says are the same as regular Simon Says, but that you will say some of the words in sounds. You can also get a little more complicated by giving the sounds for more than one word as in “P-a-t your l-e-g” or “T-a-p your d-e-s-k.” These three activities can help students with a number of key phonics and reading skills, but you may need to adapt them to your students’ skill level.
We all know that literacy is the ability to read and write. Literacy is: Literacy skills help us understand context and meaning in the written word.
It helps us achieve higher-level thinking and helps us to make sense of the world around us. In terms of your child and his or her education, literacy is his or her ability to read and write fluently and with understanding and meaning.
If you missed my previous post from the first part of the book and are interested in reading it, please click HERE.
Before I begin, below are a few tweets and articles from the authors regarding homework. As I mentioned in my previous post, anyone who assigns students homework must read this book.
It certainly provides valuable insight on what truly matters when trying to extend students' learning outside of the classroom.
It’s a term that we are all familiar with, but what does it really mean?