(Six Skills to Five Practices)
Charlotte Mecklenburg Library Outreach Team with few others CML staff members who involve in Jumpstart project attended the Every Child Ready to Read – New Conversations on Research, Relationships and Partnerships Webinar led by Elaine Meyers, a Consultant from King Ferry, New York last Thursday March 8th at Beatties Ford Road Regional Library.
Here are five simple practices that parents and children can enjoy together;
Children learn about language by listening to parents talk and joining the conversation.
Books are wonderful conversation starters and learn new words.
Songs are a natural way to learn about language. Singing (and rhyming increase children’s awareness or sounds in words. This also helps prepare children to decode print.
Writing helps children learn that letters and words stand for sounds and that print has meaning.
Children learn about language through different kinds of play such as pretend or dramatic play. Children learn best when they’re having FUN!
One skill--Many practices
One practice – Many skills
Five simple yet powerful practices for the six skills for example talking with children helps develop all six skills featured in ECRR 1st Edition: print awareness, letter knowledge, phonological awareness, vocabulary, narrative skills, and print motivation.
These practices can easily be integrated into everyday activities to help children learn early literacy skills.
To become successful readers, children need to learn a code and understand its meaning.
Decoding is noticing print, knowing letter names and sounds and hearing the sounds that make up words.
You can learn more about ECRR 2nd Edition at www.everychildreadytoread.org