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Of, relating to, or being a culture not having a written language.
A person belonging to such a culture.


(Anthropology & Ethnology) relating to a society that has not developed a written language
preliteracy n


(priˈlɪt ər ɪt)

1. lacking a written language; nonliterate: a preliterate culture.
2. occurring before the development or use of writing.
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Adj.1.preliterate - not yet having acquired the ability to read and write
illiterate - not able to read or write
2.preliterate - used of a society that has not developed writing
noncivilised, noncivilized - not having a high state of culture and social development
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This includes the development of Babies Need Words Every Day materials, which provide easy-to-follow tips for parents and caregivers to support their childrens preliteracy skills.
instruction following with preliteracy skills such as "circle the letter A").
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Nowadays, with increased understanding of the crucial importance of preliteracy skills in brain development, many parents sign their kids up for a card at birth.
While seemingly simple, the five practices are rooted in extensive research (Neuman & Roskos, 2007), which strongly indicates that these parent-child interactions greatly enhance a child's preliteracy skills.
Tracking preschoolers' language and preliteracy development using a general outcome measurement system: One education district's experience.
We feel that storytelling, and especially a Storytelling Chair, forms an essential part of language development and preliteracy.
Gene x environment interactions in speech sound disorder predict language and preliteracy outcomes.
This time in children's lives is critical for learning important preliteracy skills.
Children growing up in low-income families, defined as incomes less than 200 percent of the federal poverty level, enter elementary school about one year behind their peers in vocabulary, general knowledge, early math skills, and preliteracy skills (Barnett, Brown, & Shore, 2004; Hart & Risley, 1995; Lee & Burkham, 2002).