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Early Language & Literacy KnowledgeBase

This KnowledgeBase archive includes content and external links that were accurate and relevant as of September 30, 2019.

The Early Language and Literacy KnowledgeBase is an online resource supporting language and literacy development in early learners from birth through age eight. Its focus is to support parents and caregivers in helping early learners with their language and literacy development, and teachers in enhancing their instruction for early learners from pre-Kindergarten through Grade 3.

Task 2: Emergent Literacy Terminology

Guideline: Being knowledgeable of emergent literacy terminology enables educators of young learners to help students develop their literacy skills. This task provides resources on literacy terminology.



Literacy Related Terminology

This resource provides links to several glossaries of literacy related terminology.


Promoting Development Through Emergent Literacy

This Early Childhood News article authored by Francis Wardle, Ph.D., provides an overview on emergent literacy. 


Emergent Literacy

This video featuring the University of Texas at Arlington's Peggy Semingson, Ph.D., provides an overview of terminology associated with emergent literacy and print awareness that teachers should know. This YouTube video runs approximately nine minutes.