This chapter discusses orthographic learning, i.e., how children learn the relation between their spoken language and writing system. The process is discussed for children learning to read and write in one language, as well as for multilingual children acquiring literacy in more than one language. In both cases, the developmental course is mapped from children's first insights into the form and function of their writing systems to the development of word-specific mental representations that code for multiple linguistic forms (i.e., sound, spelling, and meaning). The chapter concludes with instructional recommendations for supporting children's orthographic learning throughout development. Copyright © 2020 IGI Global.
|Title of host publication
|Handbook of research on cultivating literacy in diverse and multilingual classrooms
|Georgios NEOKLEOUS, Anna KRULATZ, Raichle FARRELLY
|Place of Publication
|Published - 2020