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National Institute for Literacy

This checklist is designed to help parents get children ready to read and to better understand literacy skill development for toddlers through grade 3.

Topic: Beginning Reading, Writing

Doing What 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 during story reading.

Topic: Assessments, Professional Development, Beginning Reading

Learning Disabilities Association of America

Read an article that reviews many everyday occurrences that provide excellent opportunities to enhance your child's literacy development.

Topic: Beginning Reading, Language Development

Mississippi Department of Education

Developed by the Mississippi Department of Education, this guide has activities to help your child learn the five components of reading.

Topic: Beginning Reading

Reading Rockets

This webpage reviews ideas for helping your child practice categorization and pattern recognition.

Topic: Beginning Reading

Doing What 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 the plan to understand and support learning.

Topic: Beginning Reading, Assessments

Doing What Works

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 Reading.

Topic: Beginning Reading

Doing What Works

Watch this short overview to learn about the importance of preschool education to a child's long-term success. The overview explains how to use two research-based practices to improve instruction in foundational pre-reading skills and suggests how the website can be used to support and train teachers in learning these practices to improve the quality of preschool instruction.

Topic: Beginning Reading

Doing What Works

District and community staff who work with school administrators and preschool staff can use the template to work through a comprehensive set of options that can be implemented at the school or program level for improving practice in preschool language and literacy, including standards, assessments, coaching supports, professional development, curriculum planning, supervision policies, and so forth.

Topic: Beginning Reading

Doing What Works

State-level staff who work directly with local education agencies (districts) and communities will find ideas for incorporating these research-based practices into practical policies and activities that can facilitate improvements in preschool education.

Topic: Beginning Reading

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