Course: Pre-School Aspects of Reading and Writing

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Course title Pre-School Aspects of Reading and Writing
Course code KPR/4325
Organizational form of instruction Lecture + Lesson
Level of course Bachelor
Year of study not specified
Semester Summer
Number of ECTS credits 1
Language of instruction Czech
Status of course Compulsory
Form of instruction Face-to-face
Work placements This is not an internship
Recommended optional programme components None
  • Mrázová Eva, PaedDr.
  • Šindelářová Jaromíra, doc. PaedDr. CSc.
Course content
1. Introduction. 2. The importance of literacy for the systematic teaching of reading and writing. 3. Child preparedness for teaching the Czech language. Development, elements, content, early literacy. Shaping pregramotnostních skills in kindergarten. Psychological foundations počátečného reading and writing. 4. Necessary prerequisites for successful reading and writing skills. Diagnosis of visual, auditory perception, spatial orientation skills, gross and fine motor skills, laterality, the vocabulary of speech. 5. Overview of methods of improving reading and writing. Information on methods of practicing reading and writing skills at the moment. (Analytic-synthetic method, genetic method, confluent reading, global reading). Familiarization with some textbooks suitable for the different methods of training. 6. Developing visual perception: visual differentiation (distinction of objects, search identical pictures differences in axially different figures). 7. Spatial orientation. Practicing right-left orientation. Orientation in the scheme of his own body and the other person. Sequence. Didactic games. 8. Promotion of auditory perception. Developing phonemic hearing (determining náslovné voices, sounds at the end of words, in the middle of the word). 9. Rhythm (vytleskávání syllables, graphical representation of words and syllables, rhyming). Gymnastics vocal organs. Breathing and phonation exercises. Practical training. Oromotor exercise. 10. Grafomotorika - definition. Graphomotori child development. Prerequisites for skills development activities. . 11. Preparation of a child for writing. Practicing proper sitting and holding a pencil. Types handles. Area, writing utensils. Practical exercises: development of gross and fine motor skills. Exercises for practicing the shoulder joint, arm, fingers, palms, training pinches. Use pískovničky. Use a commercially available material (paper, string, wire, stones, scarves, spices, pasta, etc.). 12. Teaching according to the Montessori method in kindergarten (principles, utilities activities). Good start method. 13. Alternative methods of practicing writing. Using elements of yoga. Practical examples. 14. Evaluation of teaching. credit

Learning activities and teaching methods
Learning outcomes
The aim of the course is to acquire skills for assessing the developmental level of the children, to prepare them for practicing reading and writing skills. Getting the basic knowledge necessary for the child's development in the field of visual, auditory, spatial perception, developing fine and gross motor skills. Gaining knowledge about methodology of developing graphomotoric skills of preschool children. Students also get an overview of current methods for improving reading and writing. Students are well versed in the field. Students manage to apply the acquired knowledge in practice. They can choose the appropriate procedures and know how to choose the appropriate activation exercises for developing abilities needed in preparation for practicing reading and writing skills.
Students are well versed in the field. Manage the acquired knowledge to apply in practice. They can choose the appropriate procedures and know how to choose the appropriate activation exercises for developing abilities needed in preparation for practicing reading and writing skills.
The subject requires no specific prerequisites.

Assessment methods and criteria
Active participation in contact teaching. Submitting portfolio: methodical series for developing visual and auditory perception. Vocabulary development. Graphomotori exercise. Written test. Separate studies by learning support. Pillar available from: Guest Access - password: host
Recommended literature
  • BUDÍKOVÁ, J. a kol. Je vaše dítě připraveno do první třídy?. Brno: ComputerPress, 2004.
  • DOLEŽALOVÁ J. Rozvoj grafomotoriky v projektech. Praha: Portál, 2010.
  • DOLEŽELOVÁ, J. Současné pohledy na výuku elementárního čtení a psaní. Hradec Králové: GAUDEAMUS, 2001.
  • LIPNICKÁ, M. Rozvoj grafomotoriky a podpora psaní. Praha: Portál, 2007.
  • LOOSEOVÁ, N. PIEKERTOVÁ, G. DIENEROVÁ. Grafomotorika pro děti. Praha: Portál, 2001.
  • LOSSE, ANTJE.C. Grafomotorika pro děti předškolního věku. Praha: Portál, 2001.
  • MRÁZOVÁ, E. Kapitoly z didaktiky prvopočátečního čtení a psaní. Ústí n/L: UJEP, 2000.
  • SVOBODOVÁ, J. Metodika rozvoje grafomotoriky a počátečního psaní. Praha: Institut pedagogicko-psychologického poradenství ČR, 1998.

Study plans that include the course
Faculty Study plan (Version) Category of Branch/Specialization Recommended year of study Recommended semester
Faculty: Faculty of Education Study plan (Version): Teaching in Pre-schools (A14) Category: Pedagogy, teacher training and social care 3 Recommended year of study:3, Recommended semester: Summer