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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Phonological Awareness Resource Books

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

Consider using this list of resource books prepared by the Syracuse Early Reading First program. These staff development resources support teachers in planning phonological awareness...

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Early Literacy Progress Monitoring Rubric

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

Here you will see a pictorial progress monitoring rubric that Janesville teachers use to keep a daily record of children's learning throughout the year and to talk with children about their...

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Using Evaluation Data to Improve Instruction

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

This PowerPoint presentation shows how administrators use evaluation data to identify needed changes and plan professional development. The approach is discussed in the Using Evaluation Data to...

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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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Required Storybook List

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

This list includes storybooks that lend themselves to interactive reading strategies. Tempe's principal investigator explains how to select books for interactive reading in Selecting Books for...

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Personal Literacy Plan: Using Assessment Data to Guide Instruction

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

Ready to Learn created this tool as a quick way to see where children are in literacy development. In Keeping Track of Student Progress With Portfolios, the literacy coach talks about how staff use...

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Reflecting on Instructional Practice

Preschool Language & Literacy > Phonological Awareness > Overview & Tools

This self-reflection tool guides teachers in identifying what they do that is consistent with recommended practices when teaching phonological awareness and where improvement is needed.

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Creating Individual Professional Development Plans

Preschool Language & Literacy > Phonological Awareness > Overview & Tools

Here is a worksheet for coaches that can help tailor professional development activities to the individual needs of your teachers. Assess teacher progress toward program goals and objectives to...

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Phonological Awareness: Setting Goals and Planning Activities

Preschool Language & Literacy > Phonological Awareness > Overview & Tools

Use this planner to work with teachers on setting goals and planning phonological awareness instruction. Staff can also customize this tool for planning weekly and daily lessons and...

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Learning Together About Teaching Phonological Awareness

Preschool Language & Literacy > Phonological Awareness > Overview & Tools

Set up a staff development meeting or series of training sessions to review the “Learn What Works” resources for phonological awareness using these discussion questions. Related Media and...

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Learning Together About Integrating Phonological Awareness

Preschool Language & Literacy > Phonological Awareness > Overview & Tools

The activities in this tool can help you plan a team meeting to review the “See How It Works” resources for phonological awareness and show teachers how to create a planning chart for integrating...

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