Discussion board 7 literacy in the early childhood classroom

Introduction

Literacy is such an important part of any Early Childhood classroom.  Although children use and expand their literacy in almost every activity and curriculum area in which they participate, creating a child-centered language arts area focuses on the importance of literacy as a central core of the curriculum.

The Assignment

Consider the elements of a quality Pre-K language and literacy learning center. For your discussion, consider the following points:

What criteria will you use when setting up your center?

What literacy materials would be present?

How can you connect the language/literacy center to the other centers present in the classroom?

How does the center support the emergent reading and writing development of the children?

How will you, the teacher, support the skills that need to be learned in the center?

Grading Criteria:  See attached rubric for grading criteria