Enhancing Phonological Awareness, Print Awareness, and Oral Language Skills in Preschool Children

Pullen, Paige C.; Justice, Laura M.
November 2003
Intervention in School & Clinic;Nov2003, Vol. 39 Issue 2, p87
Academic Journal
The preschool years are critical to the development of emergent literacy skills that will ensure a smooth transition into formal reading. Phonological awareness, print awareness, and oral language development are three areas associated with emergent literacy that play a crucial role in the acquisition of reading. This article presents an overview of these critical components of emergent literacy. The overview includes a brief review of recent research and provides strategies for developing phonological awareness, print awareness, and oral language in the preschool classroom.


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