Literacy terms explained

literacy termsSometimes you may come across a word in a report or a communication from the teacher /  school  that you would like explained. Or your child might tell you he / she is learning about something and you do not know what this means. You can always ask for more information from the teachers at SAEPS.

As well, Becky Spence (M.Ed Reading) has a website called thisreadingmama.com which has a list of many useful literacy terms and definitions (about reading and writing).

Just some of the terms covered are: book awareness, print awareness, reading level, reversals, phonemic awareness, retell, prior knowledge, and lots of others. Mrs Spence has also included many links to further information, and ideas to use with your children.

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