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Emergent Literacy
Sat Jun 6, 2015 17:26

I agree with your definition of emergent literacy. I also think that it is important to take all parts of the process in development as a source of improvement. None of our students will learn at the same rate. We must think of our students as individuals and our lessons need to match that individualized plan. I have come to learn that patients and persistence is the key to working with students especially with ASD. They may learn at a different pace but they are still learning.

  • Module #2: Emergent Literacy - Hayden Porter, Sat Jun 6 15:50
    I would describe emergent literacy as the period of time where a student is developing their skills and abilities in the areas of communication: listening, speaking, reading and writing. During this... more
    • Re: Module #2: Emergent Literacy - Karley Ingold, Sat Jun 6 23:18
      I think it is really important to not that even though a lot of the time this progress is slow, that it is still there and is very important. It seems to me as if teachers give up on students that... more
      • Reply to Karley Ingold - Hayden Porter, Sat Jun 6 23:27
        Yes, Karley, it's so important to remember that even if progress is slow, it's still progress!! And we should be encouraged by progress and not discouraged by the time it's taken to get there.
    • Reply to Hayden-Emergent Literacy - Rebecca McVey, Sat Jun 6 20:59
      I really love your definition. I feel that it was great generalization. I also agree with your point about progress and timing. It seems that every moment children spend in this stage interacting... more
      • Reply to Rebecca - Hayden Porter, Sat Jun 6 23:24
        Yes, I definitely think progress and timing are such important points to consider. You're right - each stage in interacting with literature is vital to their development and is very precious.
    • Reply to Hayden - andersenal, Sat Jun 6 20:02
      I think this is a really good summary of what emergent literacy is. I completely agree that we must remember that slow progress is still progress. When teaching students with ASD, I think we need to... more
      • Reply to andersenal - Hayden Porter, Sat Jun 6 23:30
        I agree, we definitely need to remember that a delay in developing literacy skills is common and not be discouraged by that delay. Everyone does learn at a different rate! Thanks for your post.
    • Emergent Literacy - coxdm, Sat Jun 6 17:26
      • Reply to coxdm - Hayden Porter, Sat Jun 6 23:32
        You are so right, all of our students will learn at different rates. That is so important to remember during the day-to-day teaching that takes place. When we don't see much progress, or don't see... more
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