When a kindergartener walks into the classroom, what kind of reading skills do expect them to have? From the time they were born all the way through preschool, students have been developing literacy skills. While they may not be able to read and write per se, they do have some level of emergent literacy skill developed before you even show them that first sight word.
Emergent literacy refers to the skills a student has in terms of reading and writing when they come into the classroom. Because of the differences in family and home life, you will probably get a variety of levels coming into your classroom.
Because you will have a variety of levels coming into your room, you will want to foster emergent literacy as much as you can. You will want to set up your classroom in such a way that pushes the students who have higher emergent literacy skills and to help those who may be a bit behind. How can we do this? Here are 5 different strategies you can use to impact emergent literacy.
Blog Post: Ways to Impact Emergent Literacy
Phonics Games: https://farrahhenley.com/k1SYBPhonics
Sight Words Blog Post: https://farrahhenley.com/2019/09/25/sight-words/
Bump Games: https://farrahhenley.com/BUMPGames
Literacy Centers: https://farrahhenley.com/2019/05/22/literacy-centers/
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