3 Ways to Build Literacy Skills

Young, Risa
February 2004
Scholastic Parent & Child;Feb/Mar2004, Vol. 11 Issue 4, p77
The article presents three ways to build literacy skills. Before a child can read words, young children use picture cues to retell stories. One should invite a child to describe what is happening in the illustrations of a child's favorite book. Parents can ask lots of questions to hone his observation skills. Distinguishing sounds is an important component of literacy development. One can reread a rhyming book a few times so that a child can listen to the sound patterns and rhythm of the story.


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