In quest of the real shape of words

dr Anna Parr-Modrzejewska

05 maja 2012 | Szkoła podstawowa klasy 1-3

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Out of the four language skills, writing is the most complex one and one that is acquired last. Children start listening even before they are born. Then they learn to speak. These skills develop naturally and do not require extensive effort or instruction. The next skill children learn is reading. Since written language is an arbitrary system of signs, children need to be taught the relationship between the sounds, which they are already familiar with, and letters that represent them symbolically. Since recognition is easier than production, reading comes before writing.

To be able to produce even the simplest sentence in writing children have to acquire a whole range of skills that they are not born with but which they develop in a series of steps through practice and thanks to cognitive maturity. In this session we are going to look at the ways in which early primary learners, differing in their reading and writing abilities, can all be catered for and allowed to gradually discover the true shape of words at their individual pace.

dr Anna Parr-Modrzejewska

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