Chapter 14. What Counts as Literacy in Early Childhood?

  1. Kathleen McCartney and
  2. Deborah Phillips
  1. Catherine E. Snow

Published Online: 11 JAN 2008

DOI: 10.1002/9780470757703.ch14

Blackwell Handbook of Early Childhood Development

Blackwell Handbook of Early Childhood Development

How to Cite

Snow, C. E. (2006) What Counts as Literacy in Early Childhood?, in Blackwell Handbook of Early Childhood Development (eds K. McCartney and D. Phillips), Blackwell Publishing Ltd, Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9780470757703.ch14

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 11 JAN 2008
  2. Published Print: 1 JAN 2006

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9781405120739

Online ISBN: 9780470757703

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Keywords:

  • literate child;
  • holistic;
  • solitary;
  • community-focused;
  • precursor skills

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • The Literate Child

  • So How Do We Define Literacy?

  • Two Straw Persons

  • The Key Early Literacy and Precursor Skills

  • Factors Related to Literacy Outcomes

  • Promoting Literacy Development at Home and in the Classroom

  • Assessing Individuals' Literacy Skills and Evaluating Literacy in Society

  • Coming to a View of Literacy That Can Inform Early Childhood Practitioners

  • Conclusion