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Ms. Kargle

Preschool For All

Language and Literacy

It’s vital that we support young children’s reading in ways that nurture healthy reading identities, that foster an attraction to books and a love of reading, and that teach them how to make meaning in any text they choose, whether or not they can read the words.
-Kathy Collins and Matt Glover, I Am Reading, published by Heinemann


Communication:    What does communication look like in preschool?

Receptive Communication

  • Understands size comparatives such as big and bigger
  • Follows one-and two-step directions
  • Understands "pretend" situations
  • Shows understanding of a story being read
  • Understands the sequence of events when told

Expressive Communication

  • Initiates conversations with an adult
  • Speech is understandable to strangers, but there are still some sound errors
  • Tells the content of a story but may confuse the facts
  • Tells about past experiences, shares information
  • Likes big words and new words ("actually")

Parent Resources

https://www.babycenter.com/0_fun-activities-to-promote-listening-skills_64504.bc

teachingstrategies.com/our-approach/our-38-objectives/

Literacy Materials

Activities

Starfall

Parent Activity Calendar


Early Writing Skills:  What does writing look like in preschool?

  • Makes scribbles or marks
  • Makes 'letter-like' forms
  • Draws or writes to convey a message
  • Uses different tools to write (chalk, markers, paint)
  • Notices written text in books and the environment

Parent Resources

Click here to access Prairie Creek Library in Dwight

Stages of preschool writing

http://www.pbs.org/parents/education/reading-language/reading-milestones/preschooler-language-development-milestones/preschooler-writing/

Click here to find easy ways to promote writing skills with your child

Links to Activities

http://www.sesamestreet.org/art-maker


Early Reading Skills:  What does reading look like in preschool?

  • Shows text is meaningful and can be read
  • Shows interest in print
  • Participates in songs and rhymes
  • Child "pretends" to read a familiar story
  • Says the repeating phrase in a story
  • Matches and/or names alphabet letters and sounds

Parent Resources

https://www.naeyc.org/our-work/families/everyday-steps-reading-and-writing

https://www.naeyc.org/our-work/families/books-stretch-childrens-thinking

https://www.isbe.net/Documents/ACEI-speaks-brochure.pdf

Links to Sing Alongs

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BPWk3SjKRAs

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5Zs9z3_LOpU


 

References

Hanke, H. (2018, March 09). Fun activities to promote listening skills. Retrieved from https://www.babycenter.com/0_fun-activities-to-promote-listening-skills_64504.bc

Preschooler Writing Milestones. (2012, April 12). Retrieved from http://www.pbs.org/parents/education/reading-language/reading-milestones/preschooler-language-development-milestones/preschooler-writing/

Stages of Early Writing Development. (2018, January 31). Retrieved from http://ywcanb.org/2016/04/stages-of-early-writing-development/

NAEYC. (n.d.). Retrieved from https://www.naeyc.org/our-work/families/everyday-steps-reading-and-writing

NAEYC. (n.d.). Retrieved from https://www.naeyc.org/our-work/families/books-stretch-childrens-thinking

OT Now (2002, May/June).  Pre-writing skills for children under 5.  Retrieved from

http://www.qicreative.com/wp-content/uploads/Pre-printing-Skills-OT-NOW.pdf

Literacy Materials. (n.d.). Retrieved from  https://sites.google.com/sau.edu/languageandliteracyforfamilies/engaging-activities/literacy-materials?authuser=0

 


 

 

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Phone: 815-584-6220 Fax: 815-584-3771

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