The Montessori approach to Literacy

A summary of the Montessori approach to teaching literacy (both writing and reading, a literature review of key aspects of the Montessori approach and recommendations for implementing these principles. Feel free to use, please simply link back to us or tell people about us.

Phonemes and Graphemes Chart

Sand Paper Letter      Reading Folders        Example          Dictionary    Key Symbol        others ai ai brain ai (long vowel A) ay say ay ei vein ei a-e mate a-e ee ee see ee (long vowel E) ea read ea ie field ie y mummy y

Introducing Reading

Reading is an ability which develops during the Sensitive Period for Language, from prenatal hearing to the ‘Explosion into Reading’, around the age of five.  Reading is an extension of the development of Vocabulary, the child discovers how a known word looks in graphic form after she has become a fluent speaker and has benefited

Further Reading Activities

Reading Analysis Simple sentences Stage 1, Levels I to VI When the child can perform actions with sequential commands (Extensions to the Verb) the child is able to comprehend sentences which are not in the imperative mood (not just direct commands) Material Description: There are red circles and blank,black arrows and the adult’s tray.  Later

Additional Writing Supports

Writing Stages Strategies to help the child who is struggling to come to writing. Writing happens when the child is approximately four to four and a half years old.  By this time all the various indirect technical and intellectual preparations have matured and fused.  All that is needed to set off the child’s explosion into

Written Language

Introduction to Writing Writing is the graphic expression of spoken language, a spontaneous and explosive early developmental activity, if the necessary Indirect Preparations are made.  We write in response to our need to be understood by others – over time and space.  Mechanical Writing is a preparation for Creative Writing and Reading.  It is the

Oral Language

Enrichment of Vocabulary  Introduces oral activities while encouraging order, orientation, and therefore independence by ensuring the child knows the names of the objects in the environment, especially the names of things which sound or physically are similar.  Also use group games, teach verbs by giving the activities name, adjectives through sensorial activities and nouns when

Introduction to Language

Introduction to Language Language can be defined as, ‘a system of communication consisting of sounds, words and grammar, or the system of communication used by the people of a particular country or profession’ (Cambridge Online Dictionaries, Cambridge University Press, on 10th Nov 2011 at Language is a set of abstract symbols which the group,

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