1. Suggest the best order for children to be introduced to letters and letter sounds.
2. Reading and literacy:
a) Explain the difference between the terms ‘reading’ and ‘literacy’.
b) Describe the two basic processes involved in reading.
c) List the integrated sub-skills involved in the process of reading.
3. Applying knowledge:
a) Read the story below written by Zara (6yrs), who recounted her weekend family outing. Comment on the literacy skills demonstrated by Zara. That is, what she knows about sentence structure, punctuation, grammar, spelling and the art of storytelling.
On Satyrdy we went to caves beach for
Lunch and to see caves.
There were only two we could
actualy go in.
I was scared of one because it
had seaweed and cobweb’s all
threw it. Yuk!
There was another one me and
Jess could crawl threw.
It was soooooo much fun.
Then we went to go home but
wait I’m not finished yet because
we found a parth so we got out of the car and went down the parth it was like a bush walk.
Next we saw something I had never seen befoure.
I saw a rabbit he was really big.
Finaly I went home with my family.
a) List the words that Zara could add to her personal dictionary.
b) Describe the likely knowledge that Zara used in her spelling of ‘path’, ‘through’ and ‘before’.
1. Supporting struggling readers:
e.g. role modelling correct spelling and pronunciation of words and demonstrating a correct pencil grip.