Tuesday, September 9, 2008

Six Characteristics of Early Literacy

Love Books (Print Motivation): Being interested in and enjoying books.
Use Books (Print Awareness): Noticing print, knowing how to handle a book and how to follow the words on a page.
See Letters (Letter Knowledge): Knowing that letters look different from each other and have different names and sounds.
Tell a Story (Narrative Skills): The ability to describe things and events and tell stories.
Make Sounds (Phonological Awareness): Being able to hear and play with the smaller sounds in words.
New Words (Vocabulary): Knowing the names of things.