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By Michael C. McKenna

Bringing jointly best students, this booklet describes confirmed how one can improve early literacy talents in three- and 4-year-olds, specially these from low-income households. awarded are scientifically established tools and ways which are being utilized in Early analyzing First courses round the nation. very important themes contain selling oral language and phonemic knowledge, undertaking read-alouds, constructing powerful lecture room environments, assembly the desires of English language freshmen, offering potent preschool training, utilizing overview to plot guide, and supporting scholars transition to kindergarten. individuals additionally proportion classes realized approximately comparing and maintaining fine quality programs.

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Newark, DE: International Reading Association. S. Department of Education. (2006). National evaluation of Early Reading First (NCEE 2007-4007). Washington, DC: Author. , & Christie, J. (2004). Building a foundation for preschool literacy: Effective instruction for children’s reading and writing development. Newark, DE: International Reading Association. , & Enz, B. (2004). Helping young children learn language and literacy: Birth through kindergarten. Boston: Pearson Education. 1. Suggested sources for ERF book studies.

Improving the Quality of Preschool Read-Alouds: Professional Development and Coaching That Targets Book-Reading Practices Tricia A. Zucker and Susan H. Landry CHAPTER 6. Assessing Children’s Needs Billie J. Enz CHAPTER 7. Preparing Centers and a Literacy-Rich Environment for Small-Group Instruction in Early Reading First Preschools Lesley Mandel Morrow CHAPTER 8. Evaluation: Practical Applications for Closing Achievement Gaps Susan J. Kimmel and Priscilla L. Griffith CHAPTER 9. Why Families Should Matter for Early Reading First Martha Jane Buell, Michael Gamel-McCormick, and Donald Unger CHAPTER 10.

Carol Vukelich, Martha Jane Buell, and Myae Han Index About Guilford Publications From the Publisher CHAPTER 1 Overview of Early Reading First Michael C. McKenna Sharon Walpole Kristin Conradi Early Reading First (ERF) was authorized in 2001 as a federal discretionary grant program, under Title I, Part B, Subpart 2, of the Elementary and Secondary Act of 1965. Its intent is to better prepare 3- and 4-year-old children, particularly those from low-income families, for the literacy instruction they receive in kindergarten.

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