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Questions to Ask When Developing a Pre-Literacy Curriculum: PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Rachel Betzen   

Excellent teachers are worth their weight in gold. While there are many factors that go into the creation of excellence in education, good teachers have a feel for where their students are developmentally, and a plan for moving each one towards completion of their educational goals. This is also certainly true for pre-school teachers who are planning literacy activities into their daily routines. Our students are in an important stage of development, and what they learn in the last year of pre-school will be their foundation for Kindergarten, particularly when it comes to pre-literacy instruction. We all want our students to be ready before taking that leap.

 

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Typical Pre-Literacy Speech Cue Lesson PDF Print E-mail
Written by Rachel Betzen   

The wonderful thing about addressing pre-literacy skills with children is that it can be done within any theme the class may be working on at the time. The following is a typical lesson plan I have used for a pre-literacy class. These plans are meant to be used in small groups that children participate in once a week. I usually worked with groups of five or six students and spent 30-45 minutes with each group. Adjust to your class as needed, but if you are able to work in thirty minute classes with small groups throughout the week, your children will greatly benefit from the more individualized attention.

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How to Use Speech Cue Cards for Reading Remediation PDF Print E-mail
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How to Use Speech Cue Cards for Reading Remediation

For children that use the speech cue system to build sound/letter awareness as literacy skills or to learn specific sounds in speech therapy, they naturally adapt to using the hand cues and cards as part of a reading program. I have successfully used speech cue cards to teach reading to children that have speech and language delays/disorders, and mental retardation.

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How to Use Speech Cue Cards to Teach Name Recognition PDF Print E-mail
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How to Use Speech Cue Cards to Teach Name Recognition

One of the first printed words that young children learn to recognize is their own name. It is not uncommon for high quality early childhood classrooms to have children's names posted in multiple places, along with many other printed labels. Young children will recognize the first letter of their name and sometimes the shape of the word before they will come to learn all the letters needed to spell their name. Some children may learn to spell their names through exposure to it at home and school, while others will need more time with direct instruction.

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