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5 Early Literacy Components 

What makes up Early Literacy knowledge?

  • Print Awareness. Understanding how books and print convey meaning.
  • Letter Knowledge. Knowing the alphabet and recognizing the shapes of the individual letters.
  • Vocabulary. Understanding the meanings of words. The larger the vocabulary, the more the child will understand when spoken to, when read to, and, ultimately, when reading.
  • Phonological Awareness. Being able to hear the smaller sounds within words.
  • Background Knowledge. Knowing enough about the world in general to make sense of new information and stories.
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