Thursday, September 4, 2014

Curriculum and Assessment: Language Development/Emergent Literacy

Wisconsin Early Childhood Collaborating Partners provides curriculum and assessment language development/emergent literacy information. You can find a wealth of material on the Collaborating Partners website.

Two resources of note include the following:

  • Planning for Early Literacy Success: Intersection between WI Model Early Learning Standards and Common Core State Standards (Live Binder): Guidance on setting learning expectations in language and early literacy for 4K that reflect both the WI Model Early Learning Standards (WMELS) and the Common Core State Standards: English Language Arts (CCSS-ELS). Includes resources on using recommended practice and research, local data, and alignment documents that show WMELS and CCSS-ELA for birth-5, kindergarten and first grade.
  • This series of seven professional development sessions is designed to promote evidence-based universal practices that support the six standards-based content areas of early literacy. The target audience for training includes all teachers and providers serving children in the birth through 5 years range.  While adaptations and modifications to meet the needs of individual children are strongly encouraged, universal practices are the primary focus of this training.
    • Session 5: Providing Effective "Read Alouds"

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