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Developing Literacy Skills through Learning Products in English for Young Learners

Fatimah, Nur (2012) Developing Literacy Skills through Learning Products in English for Young Learners. Proceedings on the Second TEYLIN National Conference.

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Abstract

Becoming literate in this era is something urgent. Literate young learners are not the exception to realize. Along with their specific characteristics, young learners also need to be facilitated to develop their literacy skills to adapt themselves as early as possible to cope with their environment. The teaching of English to young learners can be one of the efforts to assist them to adjust their language skills to struggle in their life. Language exercises and practices in the classroom settings can help them understand, and communicate with their surroundings, in spoken and written forms of communication channels. The teacher’s design on their learning activities can prepare the young learners to be familiar with the media of communication in the society. Furthermore, the learning activities which result in tangible learning evidence are one of the ways to strengthen the sense of being able to use the language learned. In relation to reading and writing, the real learning outcome gives the young learners opportunity to remember, recycle and reuse the learning materials. Posters, reminders, cards, invitation letters, class books are some of the learning products the young learners can share to communicate with other language users. Thus, they can develop their cognitive as well as their social competence. Through this paper, the writer discusses the importance of literacy skills in teaching English to young learners, various activities to stimulate children in developing reading and writing skills, and the advantages of having learning products in teaching English to young learners.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: L Education > LB Theory and practice of education > LB1501 Primary Education
Divisions: Faculty of Teacher Training and Education (Fakultas Keguruan dan Ilmu Pendidikan) > S1-English Education (S1-Pendidikan Bahasa Inggris)
Depositing User: Nur Fatimah
Date Deposited: 05 Dec 2012 06:14
Last Modified: 05 Dec 2012 06:14
URI: http://eprints.uad.ac.id/id/eprint/1704

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