What are some examples of emergent abilities?

Examples of emergent literacy behaviors may include interpreting a story through pictures rather than through text, manipulating books in nonconventional ways (e.g., looking at the book from back to front or holding it upside down), scribbling, and the use of invented spelling (Clay, 1993; Koppenhaver, 2000).

What are the emergent skills?

Emergent Literacy: Early Reading and Writing Development

During early speech and language development, children learn skills that are important to the development of literacy (reading and writing). This stage, known as emergent literacy, begins at birth and continues through the preschool years.

What are the 5 emergent literacy skills?

As a child grows older and demonstrates the key stages of literacy development they will improve their reading and writing ability. The five stages of literacy development include emergent literacy, alphabetic fluency, words and patterns, intermediate reading, and advanced reading.

What are the examples of emergent literacy?

Examples of emergent literacy activities include engaging in shared storybook reading, pretending to write or draw, incorporating literacy themes into play, and engaging in oral wordplay such as rhyming. Shared storybook reading is arguably the most common emergent literacy activity for many children.

What are the 3 components of emergent literacy?

The three components are (a) Word Identification, (b) Listening Comprehension, and (c) Silent Reading Comprehension. Each component consists of specific skills that emergent readers must learn and understand before they can acquire conventional literacy.

What are the 6 skills of early literacy?

Six Early Literacy Skills

  • Print Motivation.
  • Print Awareness.
  • Letter Knowledge.
  • Vocabulary.
  • Phonological Awareness.
  • Narrative Skills.

What are emergent readers?

An emergent reader:

uses “scribble” writing when writing. may recognize some words or letters in their environment (words like “stop” or “exit” or letters like the giant “K” signifying Kmart or the golden arches “M” signifying McDonald’s)

How do you promote emergent reading skills?


  1. Model reading and writing behaviors.
  2. Embed the use of objects, symbols or words throughout the child’s day.
  3. Incorporate rhythm, music, finger plays and mime games.
  4. Provide opportunities for handling and exploring reading and writing materials.
  5. Teach print and book awareness.

What are the characteristics and goals of emergent and beginning learners?