The KISS Theory on Pre-Reading Skills
I don't know if others are as frustrated as I have been when using/explaining/talking about the six early literacy skills that serve as a foundation for preschoolers in their learning to read and write. You know:
Phonological Awareness (puh-lease don't make me say that word!)
It's not that I don't understand this stuff but parents, providers and I often glaze over at the titles of each skill. Isn't there an easier way to title these puppies?
Well, Amy over at Literacy Launchpad just did a great post citing a Calgary Herald list that simplifies the names and concepts beautifully. I'll take "I Hear Words" over "Phonological Awareness" any day of any week! As a busy public librarian, I appreciate that and I know the families and providers I share this information with will appreciate it too!
Thanks to Jen Robinson's Book Page and Scrub-a-Dub-Tub for the Children's literacy Round-up link!