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  • Created on: 02-01-20 09:47

B3 - supporting literacy development

How the adults role can support development of literacy skills:

  • encourage them to have a love for books
  • books contain repeated phrases etc which supports childrens auditory discrimination, and encourages them to starts hearing patterns, rhyming and alliteration in words 
  • they will build confidence in language as they can predict what will happen next 
  • looking at pictures at the same time as the text helps children to develop their vocabularly.
  • making the link will help them to engage them in the act of reading 

Use of activities to support development of literacy skills:

  • children should have access to a wide range of activities so they have different opportunities to develop their literacy skills
  • story sacks - encourage discussion and develop vocab
  • role play - develop their speaking and listening skills and confidence and imagination
  • puppets - good opportunity to 'decentre' and think about things from a different point of view, develop confidence 
  • circle time - encourages discussion on different topics and listen to one another
  • storytelling - help them sequence their ideas
  • recorded stories and music - help them listen better
  • small-world play - use spoken language and imagination
  • imaginative play - speaking and listening to each other, develop different scenarios based on their own experiences

Understand theoretical approaches to helping children learn to read:

  • begin to read when they start school, between 4 and 5
  • phonics and phonemes -based on the link between graphemes or letters so children learn to link them with individual sounds or phonemes, phonics is used to teach sounds as it helps look at different letter patterns together 
  • synthetic phonics - requires reader to learn individual sounds and blends in a particular order, then put them together to form words
  • analytical phonics - blends are taught rather than individual letter sounds, children are encouraged to learn


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