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‘Very accessible - not too technical or jargon-ridden. The practical suggestions were useful too - if professionals feel inspired to promote change in their practice and policy it is helpful to have suggestions on where to start and what to do’ - Management in Education.

Few primary teachers have a chance to find out in detail what children have already learnt, and continue to learn, about literacy at home with their parents. This book gives a clear demonstration of literacy learning that takes place at home, and how it differs from, as well as relates to, literacy at school. It will help teachers to increase their understanding of this process and to build on their relationship with parents. Such understanding, the book shows, can directly enhance children's literacy performance in school.

What is Early Literacy Development?
What is early literacy development?

This chapter provides a theoretical overview of children's early literacy development. It covers key ideas in relation to environmental print, the contribution of rhyme and phonological awareness, reading and the impact of stories, emergent writing, parents as models for literacy and the concept of different literacies.

Emergent Literacy

Over the past decade there have been significant changes in ideas about how children become literate. Many of those concerned with early literacy find that an emergent literacy perspective provides a useful explanation of children's literacy development. This model suggests that literacy development starts soon after a child is born. Children learn to become literate by being surrounded by print, by observing people interact with print in a social context, ...

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