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Rebecca McVey
Reply to Hayden-Emergent Literacy
Sat Jun 6, 2015 20:59
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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 with literature in any way is truly precious. The article I was assigned in the group talked about this stage varying in time for each child. For example, there may be one individual with autism who is in the Emergent stage well into their Junior year in high school, while other students may move on after kindergarten, middle school, Ect.

  • 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
      • 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
      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 ... more
      • 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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