Language and Literacy Development Essay

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RUNNGHEAD: LANGUAGE AND LITERACY DEVELOPMENT ESSAY

Language and Literacy Development Essay

Alma J. Bosket
Early Literacy Development (O101) -ECH-425
Dr. Leah Barley
July 21, 2013

Language and Literacy Essay The achievement of oral language is a normal development for the performance of most children. The child’s (ren) understanding to communicate will began to increase with age, however, it will not establish the growth increase process right away but it will contribute to the perfection progress as the children starts to read and transform into a more experienced reader. Learning and communicating more adequately
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In a joint position statement issued by the International Reading Association (IRA) and the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC), the authors state, "One of the best predictors of whether a child will function competently in school and go on to contribute actively in our increasingly literate society is the level to which the child progresses in reading and writing" (IRA/NAEYC, 1998, p. 30). Language and literacy skills go hand in hand together. Young children develop language skills early and they differ in ages and stages. Such facts about young children is that they’re academic successes at age 9 and 10 can be attributed to the amount of talk they hear from birth through 3.5, gaps widen, rather than diminish, over the early elementary years, by age 3, tends in the amount of talk, vocabulary growth and style of interaction are well established and suggest widening, at 16-18 months, when children begin amassing vocabulary and word learning is significantly affected by economic background (www.early-literacyweb.com). During the first few years of a child’s (ren) life their language and literacy development begins. Young children encounters language and literacy skills thru books and having stories read to them. Also they learn thru their caregivers and as they grow they begin to coo and babble. This process continues until the child can immolate

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