What Effective Pre-K Literacy Instruction Looks Like
Date posted: February 2, 2018
The International Literacy Association recently released a new Literacy Leadership Brief, What Effective Pre-K Literacy Instruction Looks Like. Authored by Susan B. Neuman, educator, researcher, and education policymaker in early childhood and literacy development, the brief discusses how to help young children develop critical literacy skills—and makes policy recommendations for strengthening early literacy education.
Its contents will be of interest to family literacy practitioners as well as early childhood educators. Here’s a sample:
In brief, the picture that emerges from research in these first years of children’s reading and writing is one that emphasizes wide exposure to print and to developing concepts about it and its forms and functions. Classrooms filled with print, language and literacy play, storybook reading, and writing allow children to experience the joy and power associated with reading and writing while mastering basic concepts about print that research has shown are strong predictors of achievement.
Click here to read What Effective Pre-K Literacy Instruction Looks Like.