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Training for Early Literacy Learning

Materials development

This module explores

  • the importance of making mother tongue and bilingual reading materials.
  • on oral stories as an important source for reading materials.
  • ways of building skill and confidence in making books and other reading materials.
  • information and guidance on the different aspects of materials development.

Downloadable materials

Materials development trainer's handbook

Materials development objectives OHT

Topics

Using stories to create print

An activity to stimulate participants to think about themselves as sources of reading material, and to demonstrate how teachers can create reading materials in their own language/s

Downloadable materials

Stories for print trainer’s notes

Oral heritage OHT

Making basic books

An activity designed to develop participants’ skills and confidence in making books and help them to appreciate the value of encouraging children to make books.

Downloadable materials

Making basic books trainer’s notes

Making books OHT

Designing books OHT

Making basic books handout

Materials development checklist handout

Making bilingual books

An activity designed to develop participants’ skills and confidence in making bilingual books and to draw their attention to important design issues.

Downloadable materials

Making bilingual books trainer’s notes

Bilingual book OHT

Multilingual materials OHT

Making bilingual books handout

Materials development checklist handout

Make a story

An activity to help participants practice generating stories

Downloadable materials

Make a story trainer’s notes

Oral to written OHT

Story starters OHT

Print makes sense

An activity designed to stress the importance of exposing children to regular, enjoyable encounters with print and to empower participants to make their own reading materials

Downloadable materials

Print makes sense trainer’s notes

Sharing books OHT

Making a poster OHT

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