Answered By: Linda Kern Last Updated: Dec 12, 2016 Views: 21
While I can't answer your question - you professor will consider that doing your work for you - I can point you in the right direction and give you the resources to answer your question.
Part of the answer depends on the professor's instructions... can you find the answer from any credible source? If so, check your textbook first. Textbooks often have the short answer to questions such as this, sometimes in tables.
If the textbook isn't the answer, then the next place to turn is books. This kind of theoretical or conceptual information is generally found in books. I've pulled several books from the library shelves and will shortly scan and email you small sections from the books (and the information you need to format a reference entry) that address emergent literacy. Each source will contribute a bit to your understanding, including an age framework.
If your professor requires articles, then I would go to the Advanced Education Research LibGuide at http://libguides.brenau.edu/grad-ed , click on the ECE tab and search Academic Search Complete or Education Journals by ProQuest. You will need your 6 number student ID number and the first part of your Brenau email (jdoe or jdoe1) to log in.
I am NOT finding results searching "early emergent literacy". None of the databases I checked call it that. All refer to "emergent literacy", and leave it to you to sort out the early part. I found the best results by searching "early childhood" AND "emergent literacy" . I am trying to capture both the developmental and the literacy aspects with this search term. Limiting the search to the last 5 years still provides a number of articles, such as Irwin, J. R., Moore, D. L., Tornatore, L. A., & Fowler, A. E. (2012). Expanding on early literacy. Children & Libraries: The Journal Of The Association For Library Service To Children, 10(2), 20-28. Retrieved from http://www.ala.org/alsc/compubs/childrenlib from Academic Search Complete and Neumann, M. M., Hood, M., & Neumann, D. L. (2009). The scaffolding of emergent literacy skills in the home environment: A case study. Early Childhood Education Journal, 36(4), 313-319. doi:http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s10643-008-0291-y from Education Journals by ProQuest.
The articles will be there soon.