Preschool Language & Literacy

Explore resources designed to improve instruction in early language and literacy.

Explore the subtopics below to learn more about the recommended practices:

 

To learn more about the research underlying these practices, view the intervention reports on phonological awareness, phonological awareness with letter knowledge training,  shared book readinginteractive shared book reading, and dialogic reading.

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Interactive and Dialogic Reading in Preschool

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This overview explains interactive and dialogic reading, its importance to children's language development, and how teachers can implement this practice. It highlights the teacher's use of...

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Overview

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Teaching Phonological Awareness in Preschool

Preschool Language & Literacy > Phonological Awareness > Overview & Tools

This overview describes phonological awareness and its importance. It emphasizes planning instruction along a sequential developmental continuum of skills, scaffolding instruction, and providing...

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Overview

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Preschool Language and Literacy

Preschool Language & Literacy > Overview & Tools

Watch this short overview to learn about the importance of preschool education to a child's long-term success. The overview explains how to use two research-based practices to improve instruction...

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Overview

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Implementing Dialogic Reading

Preschool Language & Literacy > Interactive & Dialogic Reading > Learn What Works

Dr. Lonigan discusses dialogic reading, its importance to children's learning, key features, questioning techniques, lesson planning, and teacher support. Dr. Lonigan is Associate Director of the...

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Expert Interview

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Providing Phonological Awareness Instruction

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Dr. Landry describes the developmental continuum of phonological awareness and why it is important to address skills at the highest level of the continuum, including linking letters and sounds.  

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Expert Interview

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Phonemic Segmentation

Preschool Language & Literacy > Phonological Awareness > See How It Works

Watch Dr. Louisa Moats, reading expert and consultant, demonstrate activities for teaching segmentation and connecting sounds to letters.

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Expert Interview

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Letters vs. Phonemes

Preschool Language & Literacy > Phonological Awareness > See How It Works

Dr. Louisa Moats, reading expert and consultant, illustrates the difference between a phoneme and a letter and explains why it is important to teach phonological awareness skills in addition to...

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Expert Interview

2302 views
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Visual Diagram: Preschool Language and Literacy

Preschool Language & Literacy > Overview & Tools

This visual diagram illustrates the "big picture" of the practices and can be used to engage preschool teachers in discussion about their instruction. Use the left side to discuss the continuum of...

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Visual Diagram

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Partnering With a Coach to Improve Instruction

Preschool Language & Literacy > Interactive & Dialogic Reading > See How It Works

Listen to a coach and teacher discuss how they formed a partnership, the coaching conversations that were most helpful, and the ways they worked together to differentiate instruction for bilingual...

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School Example

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About Oceans: Integrating Language and Literacy Activities

Preschool Language & Literacy > Phonological Awareness > See How It Works

A preschool teacher discusses how she plans early literacy and language instruction, extends learning through teachable moments, and monitors student learning using a thematic unit on...

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School Example

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Training Coaches/Mentors to Work With Teachers

Preschool Language & Literacy > Interactive & Dialogic Reading > See How It Works

Listen to a director explain what mentors need to know about modeling, helping teachers develop lesson plans, and providing feedback. As you listen, look at the Mentor Log: Planning On-Site...

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School Example

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Helping Teachers Learn New Practice

Preschool Language & Literacy > Interactive & Dialogic Reading > See How It Works

A preschool director describes how mentors form reciprocal relationships with teachers; employ observational and assessment data to engage teachers in developing action plans; and use videos to...

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School Example

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