TPAC Emergent Literacy Class

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A free six-week class for preschoolers incorporates music, movement and drama.

Emergent literacy is a term describing a young child’s knowledge of reading and writing skills before they learn how to read and write words. The idea is a belief that in literate society, young children are in the process of becoming literate.

The belief behind it is that learning literacy begins at a young age — long before official lessons in school occur. Key components include oral language (listening comprehension, vocabulary and narrative knowledge); phonological awareness; concept development; knowledge of the conventions of print; and alphabetic knowledge.

TPAC EDUCATION’S CLASS

TPAC Education presents a free six-week emergent literacy class in August at Bellevue Library (720 Baugh Road, Nashville). Teaching Artist Rachel Sumner leads the class for preschool children ages 3 – 5. The series focuses on skills through music, movement and drama.

Choose Tuesday sessions, Aug. 21 – Sept. 25 or Thursday sessions, Aug. 23 – Sept. 27. Classes take place from 11:30 a.m. – 12:15 p.m.

Space is limited to 12 children per class, and registration is required.

To register your child, call 615-862-5854 or visit the Bellevue Library’s Children’s Desk.

Chad Young is the managing editor and arts/entertainment editor for this publication.

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