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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Developing a Coaching Program

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On-site coaching programs are effective in helping teachers implement and sustain good practice. Watch a preschool director and literacy facilitator talk about what coaches need to know and do to...

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Selecting Books for Interactive Reading

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Teachers need to know what to look for when selecting books for interactive reading. Hear an administrator describe how she trains teachers to make book selections. Review the program's Required...

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Using Evaluation Data to Improve Teaching

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

Listen to how a program director called on external evaluators to help staff interpret and use data to support children's learning. Follow along with Using Evaluation Data to Improve Instruction as...

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Keeping Track of Student Progress With Portfolios

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A coach describes using the Personal Literacy Plan to track student progress and plan instruction. Download the Personal Literacy Plan: Using Assessment Data to Guide Instruction to follow...

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Phonological Awareness: Developmental Continuum

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Watch a preschool director discuss the importance of teaching phonological awareness skills along a continuum and how to help teachers implement this practice and reinforce auditory work in...

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Letters and Sounds

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Watch this kindergarten teacher demonstrate an effective classroom activity for teaching phonemic awareness, including a brief lesson on letter-sound correspondence.

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Mentor Log: Planning On-Site Training With Teachers

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View the log that Tempe uses to help mentors work with preschool teachers to reflect on the results of classroom observations. The project director discusses this method in Training Coaches/Mentors...

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Sample Material

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Vocabulary Teaching Planner for Books

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Consider using this planner as a resource to help teachers plan how they will highlight and explicitly teach vocabulary words they have selected from a story. Related Files: Tempe Early...

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Preparing a Dialogic Reading Lesson

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Use this dialogic reading planning tool to help teachers develop questions and prompts for repeated readings of a storybook using the framework described in A Three-Level Framework for Dialogic...

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Daily Lesson Plan for Four-Year-Olds

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This daily lesson plan format emphasizes activity planning based on instructional objectives, program standards, and desired learning outcomes and includes an example of interactive reading...

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Observation Checklists: Monitoring Development

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

Observation checklists help Syracuse preschool teachers monitor children's progress in comprehension and oral language development. The comprehension skills reflect interactive strategies they use...

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Interactive Reading: A PEER Sequence Planner

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

Use the worksheets to prepare an interactive reading lesson. Use the types of questions and prompts that help children engage in discussion. Multiple examples illustrate how to apply the techniques...

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