75%(4)3 out of 4 people found this document helpful
This preview shows page 1 - 3 out of 5 pages.
Running Head: LANGUAGE AND LITERACY DEVELOPMENTLanguage and Literacy Development Grand Canyon University: ECH-425December 9, 20181
LANGUAGE AND LITERACY DEVELOPMENTLanguage and Literacy DevelopmentIn 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 DevelopmentLanguage can be described as a system that uses symbols that can transmit a meaning, forinstance sounds, finger movements, and print (Vuckelich, Christie, Enz, & Roskos, 2015). Whileliteracy, refers to the communication through print, for example reading and writing. Languagebegins to develop while the child is an infant and it becomes the foundation to learn how to readand write (Amorsen & Wilson, 2016). Language begins to emerge from social interactions forthe communication purposes; in addition, it will guide behaviors, overcome impediments, andobtain new skills (Anthony, n.d.). Language and vocabulary are fostered with in cultural andsocial context through interactions with parents, siblings, peers, and their teacher. Language alsoallows children to learn about culture, social communication, and behavior expectations.Literacy skills will allow children to read books and write sentences by pronouncing sounds topredict what letters will come next when they are trying to write a word. The most importantfactor about literacy development is being able to recognize the sounds that will help them makeup words and distinguish different sounds for different words.