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Running Head: LANGUAGE AND LITERACY DEVELOPMENT Language and Literacy Development Grand Canyon University: ECH-425 December 9, 2018 1
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LANGUAGE AND LITERACY DEVELOPMENT Language and Literacy Development In this paper, I will be discussing the relationship between language and literacy development and how language abilities and deficiencies can affect literacy development. I will also be providing examples that can help with language literacy development in the classroom and at home. The Relationship Between Language and Literacy Development Language can be described as a system that uses symbols that can transmit a meaning, for instance sounds, finger movements, and print (Vuckelich, Christie, Enz, & Roskos, 2015). While literacy, refers to the communication through print, for example reading and writing. Language begins to develop while the child is an infant and it becomes the foundation to learn how to read and write (Amorsen & Wilson, 2016). Language begins to emerge from social interactions for the communication purposes; in addition, it will guide behaviors, overcome impediments, and obtain new skills (Anthony, n.d.). Language and vocabulary are fostered with in cultural and social context through interactions with parents, siblings, peers, and their teacher. Language also allows children to learn about culture, social communication, and behavior expectations. Literacy skills will allow children to read books and write sentences by pronouncing sounds to predict what letters will come next when they are trying to write a word. The most important factor about literacy development is being able to recognize the sounds that will help them make up words and distinguish different sounds for different words.
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