Becoming a Literacy Superhero: Teaching/Learning Strategies That Support Young Children as Readers, Dr. Sarah Sandefur
What do LITERACY SUPERHEROES do to help young children learn?
- Literacy Superheroes take action to support oral language as the child’s foundation for reading, writing, and learning.
- Literacy Superheroes take action to support phonological awareness (the child’s ability to identify sounds in the language) as critical for interaction with print.
- Literacy Superheroes take action to support the child’s interest and engagement in print as essential for school success.
- Literacy Superheroes remember the BIG concepts about high quality early childhood literacy education in order to give ALL children equal opportunities at success . . .
- Literacy Superheroes make play meaningful and important for their current lives and future education.
- Literacy Superheroes resist any strategies/approaches/programs that feel like formalized, school-age reading/writing instruction.