Discussion 2 - Literacy is the ability to read and write Children develop or learn literacy skills throughout their lives Many factors contribute to a

Discussion 2 - Literacy is the ability to read and write...

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Literacy is the ability to read and write. Children develop or learn literacy skills throughout their lives. Many factors contribute to a child’s success to master reading and writing.One being family involvement. Family involvement means immersing a child in literacy activities at home. Family involvement includes reading to a child, having books and other print materials available in the home, telling stories, singing songs and also simply talking to a child toexpose them to language (Santos & Shaffer, 2012). Research shows that family involvement positively affects a child’s ability to succeed in a school setting (Santos & Shaffer, 2012). For example, Eric’s grandmother valued reading and read with him for hours, and now Eric is a pragmatic reader using literacy to connect to the world (Laureate, 2014). This example shows that family involvement leads to a successful reader. Another influential factor that affects literacy instruction is a child’s literate identity. A literate identity is someone’s views and beliefs about themselves as a reader and writer. A literate
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