Reading And Writing Theories Of Language Acquisition

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By the time a child starts to learn to read and write, s/he will have already have gained an impressive command of spoken language. Here are some questions on the theories of a childs acquisition of reading and writing.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    Stage 2 is the consolidation stage(age 6+),what type of sentance do they use?
    • A. 

      Complex

    • B. 

      Compound

    • C. 

      Short declaritive

    • D. 

      Other

  • 2. 
    The alternative theory is the DOCTOR CATHY BARCLAY theory. This has seven stages, Which of these is not one of the stages?
    • A. 

      SCRIBBLING STAGE

    • B. 

      MOCK HANDWRITING STAGE

    • C. 

      MOCK LETTERS STAGE

    • D. 

      INVENTED SPELLING STAGE

    • E. 

      INAPPROPRIATE DOODLING STAGE

  • 3. 
    The theories for reading are the Frith theory 1985 and the Chall theory 1983. In Frith's theory,between 6 and 7 what do children focus on most?
    • A. 

      Text

    • B. 

      Visual images

    • C. 

      The author

    • D. 

      The voice of the reader

  • 4. 
    According to Chall, At what age do children start reading to learn?
    • A. 

      7-8

    • B. 

      5-7

    • C. 

      8-14

    • D. 

      14+

  • 5. 
    Stage 1 of Frith's theory is the LOGOGRAPHAPIC STAGE. Children learn that letters are connected to ....?
    • A. 

      Sounds

    • B. 

      Images

    • C. 

      Words

    • D. 

      Videos

  • 6. 
    In the pre reading stage, what do children recognise most?
    • A. 

      Rhyme and alliteration

    • B. 

      Puncuation

    • C. 

      Images

    • D. 

      Grammar