Thoughts on early literacy
Thoughts and research from Dr Julian Grenier on early literacy & a FREE training clip:
Early literacy skills of reading and writing develop in parallel and are closely interwoven. They require a slightly different sets of skills, but as the skills of reading develop and strengthen, so do the skills of writing. So we need to think of them together. The process of making sense of those black marks on the page, and beginning to make your own marks on paper starts early. It starts with talking - talk helps literacy skills develop and provides the raw material for written communication.
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1) In what way does Maddi use her speech to name items? But also how does she indicate to Dad when she wants to know?
2) Maddi seems to be teasing Dad, by making what she knows to be deliberate mistakes. What does this show about Maddi's skills of thinking?
3) Listen to Dads questions- what does he ask and how are his questions linked to what he and his daughter are looking at together?