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Literacy development is a crucial area that educators must incorporate in their classrooms. Literacy refers to the “ability to read, write, speak listen, view, and visually represent” (Literacy Powerpoint). Literacy begins at infancy and continues to develop through life experiences. It is important for teachers to promote literacy in their classroom through positive activities and strategic instructional strategies. Check out the 10 Components of Literacy including Motivation, Phonological Awareness, Concepts of Print, Alphabet knowledge and word recognition, Fluency, Comprehension, Vocabulary, Morphology, Genre Knowledge, and Composition/writing. Included is information about each, the component’s importance to literacy development, and examples of assessments used to evaluate each component. Also included are fun and interesting instructional strategies that can be used to effectively develop each literacy component and personal experiences that we have had with our child study student and literacy development. 

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