March 28, 2015
The Early and latter stages of Literacy Development
Learning to read and write as a child is an experience that all can relate to. The average child learns to read and write at the early ages of three and four. Developing literacy at an early age is crucial to academic development as well as to performance in life. Early development can be just what a child needs to stimulate their minds, which in turn is assisting in the evolution of their future. The early and latter stages of development in a child’s literacy journey are the makings for their reading and writing skills. It also plays part in their analysis of obstacles as well as their developed or problematic literacy future. A child goes through different stages before being able to fully read, write, and comprehend. Those stages are the initial stage where a child is introduced to the alphabet, the secondary stage which is when the child practices the concepts recently introduced, and lastly a child will learn to join the information learned to make short sentences and statements. As children develop literacy they become more aware of words. Moving through school from kindergarten to high school houses the different stages of literacy development, thus being the proof of true understanding.
My initial introduction to reading and writing was very welcomed. I was attempting to read mail and short books even before kindergarten. I can recall sitting at the desk in my room as a child practicing how to write the alphabet. Each day my mom taught me to learn and practice a different letter. On one particular day we were on the letter E. I was extremely frustrated because I hadn’t written the letter the way my mom had. I began to cry and tell her that I couldn’t do it. She consoled me, but only for a second and told me to keep at it. Honestly, no dessert nor playing outside was to be had after dinner until I understood. Of course, after realizing that...
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