Thinking about mode in becoming literate: oral and visual pathways to print

Barton, Georgina (2019) Thinking about mode in becoming literate: oral and visual pathways to print. In: Literacies in early childhood: foundations for equity and quality. Oxford University Press Australia & New Zealand, South Melbourne, Australia, pp. 210-226. ISBN 9780190305147

Abstract

Learning to read and write is a complex process and one that can be both exciting and challenging for young learners. Much evidence suggests that both oral and visual pathways to interpreting a range of media (both print and non-print) are not only important but critical in becoming literate. Oral language development is crucial for young children’s development as it supports their social and cultural awareness as well as their journey in finding their place in the world around them. Orality, including storytelling and story reading, plays an integral role in many communities and cultures so it makes sense to draw on such an approach in the development of literacy for young children. Similarly, visuality and the use of image through arts-based and play-based learning, impacts greatly on the ways in which children make meaning and learn to read and write with a variety of modes. This chapter therefore, explores both oral and visual aspects of literacy for younger learners and argues that creative and imaginative approaches to literacy are most beneficial. It also shares how these approaches to learning are integral for positive experiences in becoming literate for all children.


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Item Type: Book Chapter (Commonwealth Reporting Category B)
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Faculty/School / Institute/Centre: Current - Faculty of Business, Education, Law and Arts - School of Education (1 July 2019 -)
Faculty/School / Institute/Centre: Current - Faculty of Business, Education, Law and Arts - School of Education (1 July 2019 -)
Date Deposited: 27 Aug 2019 00:30
Last Modified: 25 Sep 2019 03:22
Uncontrolled Keywords: orality; story reading; storytelling; visual literacy; visuality; early years
Fields of Research : 13 Education > 1302 Curriculum and Pedagogy > 130204 English and Literacy Curriculum and Pedagogy (excl. LOTE, ESL and TESOL)
URI: http://eprints.usq.edu.au/id/eprint/36744

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