Concept of Word in Text Development in Emergent Literacy Instruction In this article, the authors outline how concept of word in text is a pivotal event in early reading development and discuss research on the development of concept of word in text. Next, the authors provide a framework for the development of concept of word in text and the relation ... Article
Article  |   July 01, 2015
Concept of Word in Text Development in Emergent Literacy Instruction
Author Affiliations & Notes
  • Emily C. C. Bowling
    Reading Education Program in the Department of Curriculum, Instruction, and Special Education, University of Virginia, Charlottesville, VA
  • Sonia Q. Cabell
    Center for Advanced Study of Teaching and Learning, University of Virginia, Charlottesville, VA
  • Financial Disclosure: Emily C. C. Bowling is an Ed.D. student at the University of Virginia. Sonia Q. Cabell is a research scientist at the University of Virginia.
    Financial Disclosure: Emily C. C. Bowling is an Ed.D. student at the University of Virginia. Sonia Q. Cabell is a research scientist at the University of Virginia.×
  • Nonfinancial Disclosure: Emily C. C. Bowling has no nonfinancial interest related to the content of this article. Sonia Q. Cabell has previously published in the subject area.
    Nonfinancial Disclosure: Emily C. C. Bowling has no nonfinancial interest related to the content of this article. Sonia Q. Cabell has previously published in the subject area.×
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Article   |   July 01, 2015
Concept of Word in Text Development in Emergent Literacy Instruction
SIG 1 Perspectives on Language Learning and Education, July 2015, Vol. 22, 110-118. doi:10.1044/lle22.3.110
History: Received February 16, 2015 , Revised April 15, 2015 , Accepted April 28, 2015
SIG 1 Perspectives on Language Learning and Education, July 2015, Vol. 22, 110-118. doi:10.1044/lle22.3.110
History: Received February 16, 2015; Revised April 15, 2015; Accepted April 28, 2015

In this article, the authors outline how concept of word in text is a pivotal event in early reading development and discuss research on the development of concept of word in text. Next, the authors provide a framework for the development of concept of word in text and the relation to other early literacy skills including both formal and informal assessment options. We conclude with instruction suggestions that include ways that speech-language pathologists (SLPs) can help facilitate concept of word in text development with other early literacy skills.

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