Children`s Reading Development

Report
Children’s
Reading
Development
Presented
by:
Whitley Starnes
Lydia Bolls
Jessica Fisk
 What is your earliest memory
of learning to read?
 What did you already know
before you started school?
 How do you think
children learn to read?
Stages of Reading Development
14-18
Multiple Viewpoints
Learning the New
Confirmation, Fluency,
and Ungluing of Print
9-14
8-9yrs
6-8yrs
Initial Reading or Decoding
0-6yrs
Prereading
Prereading Stage
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Birth – 6 Years Old
Emergent Readers
 pretend to read (uses
pictures to tell story)
Concepts About Print &
Words:
 book-orientation
 does not differentiate
between words and
objects
 can read environmental
print
 example:
Prereading Stage
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By the end of this stage, most
children know . . .
 how to write their name.
 the names of letters in the
alphabet AND can identify
most letters and a few words
(CVC words ex. cat).
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Some children at this stage know .
..
 the sounds that letters
make.
 words stand for objects.
 words carry meaning.
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Beginning to understand literacy
terms such as word, letter, sound,
sentence.
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Before entering the first grade, a
child is exposed to approximately
6,000 words through speaking and
vocabulary.
Initial Reading & Decoding
6-8 years old
• Develop understanding
of alphabetic principle
• Learn the letters of the
alphabet
• Letters and the sounds
they make
• Knowledge of soundspelling relationships
• Decode words
• Example:
Cat /c/ /a/ /t/
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Confirmation, Fluency, Ungluing
from Print
8-9 years old
Further developing decoding
skills
 Additional strategies to
decode words
Start to make meaning from
text
End of Age Period
 Developing fluency
 Reading with
expression
 Sounds like talking
TRANSISITON
 From “learning to read”
to “reading to learn”
Learning the New
9-14 years old
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Purpose of reading is to obtain
information and learn
Texts (informational books)
 Wide variety of genres
Begin to analyze and criticize
what they read
Multiple Viewpoints
14-18 years old
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Complex language &
vocabulary
Texts
 Containing varying
viewpoints
 Required to analyze
critically
Use textbooks to learn
information and complete
homework
References
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J.S. Chall. Stages of Reading
Development. McGraw-Hill.
1983
Chall's Six Stages of Reading
Development:
https://sites.google.com/a/ghsvi
.org/learning-resourcecenter/home/chall-s-six-stagesof-reading-development
Tompkins, G. (2010). Literacy
for the 21st Century:
A
Balanced Approach (5th ed.).
New Jersey: Allyn & Bacon.

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