Literacy Rich Environment For Early Childhood Classrooms

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The article, Literacy-Rich Environments, by The Access Center, informs the reader on the several ways to create a literacy rich environment for early childhood classrooms. Literacy development needs to be supported from the very beginning of a child’s life. Due to culture, some students will enter school without any prior knowledge of literacy (The Access Center, 2007). It is the duty of the educator to facilitate literacy development, and provide students with an environment full of opportunities to develop literacy skills. This article covers why creating a literacy-rich environment is important, what materials an educator needs in the classroom to create such an environment, and how the educator should arrange the classroom to enhance literacy development (The Access Center, 2007).
Literacy-Rich Environments uses resources such as the National Reading Panel, the National Institute of Child Health and Human Development, and the National Association for the Education of Young Children. The Access Center used research and information from accredited sources to conduct their article on literacy-rich environments. The Access Center also included in their article a variation of ways to provide an environment suitable for children who have special needs. The typical classroom has a variety of learners including those with special needs, all from different backgrounds. It is important for educators to become aware of the needs of all their students,…
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