Spanish Literacy Strategies for Young Learners

Emergent Literacy is the precursor for the development of conventional literacy. It is the emergent behaviors children attain as they are consistently exposed to multiple authentic and relevant opportunities in conversations, listening and responding to stories, writing and purposeful play.

Literacy is conventional (formal) reading and writing as it is used for means of daily communication. It is language that develops through consistent exposure to various genres of literature which have resounding themes that are authentic and relevant to personal experiences.

This book presents a comprehensive introduction to literacy. It discuses the importance of home language development and how to acquire literacy naturally. It provides an overview of methods and how skills are transferred from one language to another (Spanish to English).

Table of Contents

Foundations for literacy

The syllabic structure of Spanish

Introducing the syllables

Spanish Stories for Early learners