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Assignment 04E13 Early Childhood LiteracyDirections:Be
sure to make an electronic copy of your answer before submitting it to
Ashworth College for grading. Unless otherwise stated, answer in
complete sentences, and be sure to use correct English spelling and
grammar. Sources must be cited in APA format. Your response should be
four (4) pages in length; refer to the “Assignment Format” page for
specific format requirements.Discuss the key features of a
teacher’s role as model, provider, and facilitator in promoting language
learning and literacy. Be specific in discussing practical ways that
each role is shown.Grading Rubric Please refer to the rubric on the next page for the grading criteria for this assignment.Lecture NotesWelcome to Lesson 4. Introducing a child to literature is a thrilling
experience, and using different genres of literature and activities in
the classroom, to help them develop a love of literature, is a fun and
rewarding task! This lesson presents many different real-life ideas to
enrich and motivate children in language and literacy.I have fond memories of specific books, but more than that, I
remember enjoying the time spent with books. As a parent, sharing books
with my children is one of my favorite times of the day. I see the
enjoyment they receive from books and the desire they have to read “just
one more!” As a teacher, you will be able to pick out those students
who have been read to often at home. You will see emerging literacy
skills that alert you to the fact that these children are extremely
familiar with books, book qualities, and reading skills. Reading to
children from the time they are very young has an amazing positive
influence on them later. It is often very difficult, if not impossible,
to “spark” a child’s love for reading once the window of opportunity has
passed.It is a very sad, but real, occurrence today that books are not
consistently present in children’s lives. For whatever reason, there are
many children who enter preschool (or school) without knowing the
enjoyment of books. The emphasis that you place on books in your
classroom will be crucial for the future of these children. Think
carefully about how you can increase interest in reading. Plan
activities that center around books. Introduce characters that may
become favorites. Hold discussions after reading that enrich and extend
the reading time.Centuries ago, language was predominately oral. Written language was
rare, and the books that existed were only for the wealthy. Storytelling
was free, available to anyone, and unique to each storyteller. Times
have certainly changed. Books are plentiful and available to everyone.
You might say that the need for storytelling has disappeared; however,
this is untrue. Storytelling provides an experience unlike any other.
The listener is forced to construct in his own mind the images presented
in the story. Details must be attended to and imagined by the child.Storytelling makes us unique. My children have begun requesting that I
tell them a story each night about when I was little. They have enjoyed
hearing about when I lost my first tooth, how my pet hamster escaped
from his cage, the first time I made a cake by myself, and my first day
of school. They listen intently, ask questions, form images in their
minds, and ask to hear the same stories again and again.Make storytelling a part of the day with your students. Choose
stories from your own life, from books, magazines, or other
storytellers. Practice. Practice. Practice. If you are fumbling through a
story, your words aren’t flowing. If you must read from a cue card,
then no one will enjoy listening. Memorize key parts. If there is a
particularly unique way the story begins or ends, memorize it. If there
is a repeated refrain or an especially important phrase, memorize it.When you read a book to children, it is important that it sound the
same every time it is read. Children then begin to realize that print is
consistent and permanent. Storytelling does not have those same
boundaries. A storyteller has the license to use different words, in
different ways, and at different times. For example, when I share my
stories with my children they never say, “You didn’t tell it like that
last time,” but you can bet that if I read a favorite book to them
differently, they would know and comment on it.You will be pleasantly surprised to observe children imitating
storytellers while they are playing. They will use gestures, inflection,
and voices. They will be excited about their stories and want to share
them with others. Children can also dictate their own experiences or
creations to you. Write these down. Ask the students to share them with
others. Most children delight in telling their own stories and hearing
others share as well. This also provides you the opportunity to learn
more about your children, their thoughts, feelings, and ideas.The ideas given throughout the chapters provide an assortment of
possibilities for selecting and using books and for storytelling. You
will enjoy using these in your classroom and they are a source of
guaranteed enjoyment for your students.So many skills can be gained through literature, but the most
important goal for any teacher is to share the fun that books and
stories offer. If you can excite children about books, the battle may be
won. Aim for victory!

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