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Theories of Literacy Development

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Brittanee Brown

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Transcript of Theories of Literacy Development

Classroom Applications
Theories of Literacy development
Maturation
Theory of Literacy Development
1979 Holdaway
Three dimensions
Natural developmental occurrence
Begins at home
Gradually forming literacy development
Characteristics of literacy development
Stage Models of Reading
1980's
Reading development is ongoing
Educators
The way children approach reading changes as they mature
Beliefs of Stage model theorists
Theorists that have proposed "stages of reading development"
Four Stages of word identification development
Family Literacy
Piaget's Theory of Cognitive Development
Sensorimotor-Birth through ages 18-24 months

Pre operational- Toddlerhood (18-24 months) through early childhood (age 7)

Concrete operational. Ages 7 to 12

Formal operational. Adolescence through adulthood
Emergent Literacy Theory
Emergent Literacy theory explains both early literacy development and provides instructional guidance to promote early literacy growth.
Marie clay 1996
4 Central beliefs regarding early literacy development
Essential understandings acquired in the emergent literacy phase of development
Main Points
Theories of development
Piaget's theory of cognitive development
Maturation Theory
Theory of literacy development
Stage models of reading
Emergent literacy theory
family literacy theory
4 Factors that affect the quality of an individual's thinking as they grow
Biological (physical) Maturation
Activity
Social Experiences
Equilibration
taylor 1983
Unified theory by many researchers with the same viewpoints
Family Literacy is the way families, children and extended family members use literacy at home and in their community
3 categories of action that administrators need to address to foster family literacy
Piaget's Stages of Cognitive Development
Pre operational - story book reading at home & classroom
Concrete operational- semantic organizers

Maturation Theory
Is no longer used to describe children's literacy development
Holdaway's Theory of Literacy Development
Use of big books as a tool
shared reading

Stage Models of Reading
Pre alphabetic-collect samples of enviromental text
Partial Alphabetic-puzzles, word card games and sorting games
focus on initial, medial and finial sounds within words
Consolidated alphabetic-The reading teachers book of lists, FCRR activities, games that focus on rhyming

Emergent Literacy Theory
design classroom instruction around the central tenets
listening, speaking, reading and writing. not separately but connected because they are interrelated
continuous literacy development
parental influence literacy development
RIF reading planet
Classroom Applications Continued
Family Literacy
creating partnerships with the family
gathering information about family literacy
developing a family story






1931 morphett and washburne
formal literacy
Most important factor in learning to read
Unfoldment theory
parent recommendations
1930's-1950's
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