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Guest Speaker - Youth Literacy

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Department
Psychology
Course Code
PSYC 2110
Professor
Fangfang Li

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Guest Speaker March-01-13 11:57 AM Foundations for Early Language and Literacy Development - Language and literacy are part of our life ○ Highliteracy rates in Canada (> Grade 5) - What isliteracy? ○ UNESCO -> literacyis the ability to identify,understand,interpret, create, communicate, computeand use printed and written materialsassociated with varying contexts  Understanding  26 new literacyterms have come up - Importance of languageand literacy? ○ 40-50 years, absolute foundation for reading, but reading is the foundation for all things learning in eurocentric schools ○ Literacy skillstied to an individual'ssuccess in society  Post-secondary career projectory and the money you make ○ Language and literacy development  We used to believethat literacydevelopment belongedmostly in the school when children learnedto read and write.  Formal teaching of reading and writing still happens at school, but literacy doesn't beginwhen children learn the letter of the alphabet, writetheir name or go to school □ Imaginenot having a high literacyskill,trying to navigatetwitter, facebook, etc  When we look at languageand literacy, teaching the mother to be comfortable reading their unborn child  Act of reading - the act of engaging the child, hearing their voice, feeling secure, have many powerful effects for adults and children □ Comfort level of trying sillyvoices, etc □ Reading Rockets in PBS  Childrenwho are not read to early (everyday), they are going to be behind in development  The morechildren talk is correlated with biggervocabulary, bigger range of complex phrases they know, etc  "Reach out and Read" ◊ Early literacy training as part of regular pediatric care  30% of parents in the US read every night  So that they understand how to communicate, be able to carry dialogueback and forth ○ Early LL developmentis not about learning to read in a formal way  It's about helping make sense of their world, valuing lg,introducing childrento the world of lit  Positiveinteractions  Literacy resource rich environments  Modeling languageand literacy - Developmental activities ○ LL Activities  4 months: respond to people and things: respond to sounds; are curious; respond to strong color; ready to beginlooking at books; liketo feel safe and secure; need quiet time □ Materials:  Stories and songs from your own experience Books with large clear pictures of familiarobjects;  Books with large clear pictures of familiarobjects;  Books with strong contrasts;  Books about babies;  Books/tapes of famesand rhymesto play and sing  12 months ; make up words for things; can understand seeveralwords likestories about themselvesand their world; likesimplebooks; are beginning to learn about feelings;need to feel safe and secure □ Adults  Namethings, wait for response  Conversation; teach body parts, name pictures, take them on walks □ Materials  Identical to 4 months  3 years: liketo talk; can use describing words; combine words in short sentences; have a sense of humor; learning the alphabet want to be independent; responsibility;needs help to share; make believe;feel fear; show affection; likes books and stories □ Materials:
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