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.