This article focuses on practical classroom ideas for enhancing early literacy learning by teaching a broad range of metalinguistic skills. These skills include phonemic and word awareness, but focus largely on syntactic and pragmatic skills in order to give children a richer understanding of language and its functions. Theoretical background is provided along with activities that can be used in the primary classroom.
Lightsey, G. E., & Frye, B. J. (2004). Teaching Metalinguistic Skills To Enhance Early Reading Instruction. Reading Horizons, 45 (1). Retrieved from http://scholarworks.wmich.edu/reading_horizons/vol45/iss1/2