EMERGENT LITERACY PART 2:
This section for the course will cover 2 of the Blocks within the Building Blocks Model as consptualized by Patricia Cunningham and Dorothy Hall. Block #2 is "Learning New Vocabulary and Concepts." This block is quite extensive as it covers 3 strategies for building language and concepts: Immersion in everyday happenings, Immersion in Play and Immersion in Storybook Reading. All 3 areas have extensive video examples and also range from very low-tech to high-tech options. Block #3 deals with Print Concepts and how we help young children and older individuals who are still Emergent, build the foundation needed to be efficient print processors. Bothl blocks are rich in reasearch, streatgies and video examples.