Like its predecessors, Teaching According to the Stages of Literacy Development clocks in at just about one hour long. So grab your popcorn, sit back, watch/listen and enjoy. The presentation slides are available, so download them here.
This presentation explores the changing nature of literacy across the various stages of literacy development. In so doing, we discuss how instruction must change as learners consolidate core skills and prepare for new skills and expectations. Teaching routines for the various stages of literacy development are also discussed. Please explore and enjoy!.
To be exact, the presentation sets out to meet the following objectives:
to emphasise the developmental nature of literacy;
to emphasise how literacy instruction and learning changes across the lifespan, particularly as certain skills are consolidated and new skills and expectations arise;
to outline literacy as both a cognitive and social achievement that involves both the mastery of skills and the exploration of content; and
to outline the various texts and routines that are applicable to Chall’s Stages of Literacy Development.
(If you are new to The Literacy Bug, feel free to visit our popular page on the Stages of Literacy Development.)
Let us know what you think. It's another longer presentation. We hope to produce some shorter ones in the future.
Below is the audio from the presentation. Whilst it includes references to the visuals, the audio may well make sense on its own. If you would prefer to listen, feel free to play online or download for offline use. Also, it might help to download the slides, and you can follow along as you listen.
We hope the presentation is useful and thought-provoking. Please explore and enjoy!