Communication Literacy

While traditional early literacy focuses on mastery of the alphabet and phonetics, communication literacy uses a rich array of literary forms to help children connect with the art of expression and encourages them to view literacy as tool for communication. IMG_3208We spend our time exploring the concepts of storytelling, writing our own stories, listening to and reading non-fiction stories of other people, finding the magic and morals presented in folk/fairy tales, discovering the joy in riddles and rhymes, learning to critically inform ourselves with news and current events, documenting our learning, expressing complex ideas and emotions in words through poetry, lyrics, spoken word and journaling, and developing competency with literary tools (maps, diagrams, recipes, instructions, calendars).