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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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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Using a Phonological Awareness Developmental Continuum

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

The Portales preschool program uses this framework to organize information about phonological awareness skills as explained by the program's principal investigator in Phonological Awareness: A...

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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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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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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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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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Daily Lesson Plan for Four-Year-Olds

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

Review a daily lesson plan format that emphasizes preschool activity planning based on instructional objectives, program standards, and desired learning outcomes. Examples of phonological awareness...

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Starting Instructional Discussions Using a Visual Diagram

Preschool Language & Literacy > Interactive & Dialogic Reading > Overview & Tools

Coaches and mentors often look for a “starting place” to engage teachers in discussions about how to improve instruction. Here are tips for how to use the visual diagram about classroom practices...

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Designing Coaching and Mentoring Programs

Preschool Language & Literacy > Interactive & Dialogic Reading > Overview & Tools

This self-review can be used by technical assistance or professional development providers to help preschool programs think about the key components necessary to establish effective coaching and...

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Interactive and Dialogic Reading: Observing and Reflecting on Classroom Practice

Preschool Language & Literacy > Interactive & Dialogic Reading > Overview & Tools

This checklist can help teaching and coaching staff reflect on current practice and think about ways to improve the use of interactive and dialogic reading strategies. Coaches and mentors also can...

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Learning Together About Interactive and Dialogic Reading

Preschool Language & Literacy > Interactive & Dialogic Reading > Overview & Tools

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

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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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