OL 8 Literacy - EDEC 250 Fall 2010 Language, Literacy, and...

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EDEC 250 Fall 2010 Language, Literacy, and Play Chapter Eight “play provides the motivating context for the “literate behaviors” that precede the development of more specific literacy skills communication is necessary for play play itself is a form of communication Verbal and nonverbal communication gestures, actions, talk, and written symbols happens throughout the classroom, in every center Dramatic Play (the development of a play narrative) requires a topic and an ordered sequence of occurrences, like written text. It’s a story the children are telling with an agreed upon theme and cast of characters Using a drill and practice approach to teach isolated skills before children show interest and motivation to learn them reverses the natural learning process. These approaches typically assume that development occurs in a straight line and at the same steady rate for all children.
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OL 8 Literacy - EDEC 250 Fall 2010 Language, Literacy, and...

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