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1. Whats an ascender?

  • understanding that in English we write from left to right
  • parts of letters that go up from the line
  • parts of letters that go down from the line
  • using symbols to express meaning
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2. What is a common feature of the telegraphic stage?

  • that children have grammatically complex combinations
  • that children commonly omit function words
  • that children use holophrases
  • that children use two word combinations

3. What are the four developmental stages of spelling identified by Gentry?

  • prepatory stage, consolidation stage, differentiation stage, integration stage
  • conventional letters, invented spelling, appropriate spelling, correct spelling
  • pre phonemic, semiphonetic, phonetic, transitional
  • observation, comment, narrative, report

4. What are the four stages of learning to read?

  • prepatory stage, consolidation stage, differentiation stage, integration stage
  • The sight voabulary/whole word stage, discrimination net stage, the phonological recoding stage, the orthographic stage
  • repeated epithet, assonance, aphorism/proverb, epithet as metaphor
  • holophrastic stage, two word stage, telegraphic stage, post telegraphic stage

5. What is meant by the imaginative stage identified by Halliday

  • that children use language to express feelings, and express growing perceptions of the self
  • that children use language to cross the boundary between reality and fantasty
  • that children use language to communicate factual information
  • that language is used to control the actions of others

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