This document summarizes the best available research and professional expertise to help teachers provide high-quality literacy instruction for students from kindergarten through Grade 8. The information has been organized around topics that are important to literacy development.
The following link is policy recomendations from February of 2011 dealing with literacy needs of infants through three years, with a focus on children from families in lower socioeconomic status families.
The following is a powerpoint presentation dealing with literacy development in the very young child through school age. It describes what literacy development is, why it is important, and gives suggestions for care providers and parents to support literacy development.
This Fact Sheet reviews fifteen experimentally-evaluated programs and intervention strategies that were primarily focused on improving early language and literacy skills
This position statement highlights:
1. The importance of preschool.
2. The nature of language development and literacy-based instruction in quality preschools.
3. Recommendations for preschool educators, early childhood and elementary educators, public school boards, teacher educators, policymakers, and community leaders.
The following website gives suggestions of books to read with children, as well as what skill is specifically adressed in the book. This would be great for parents and educators to refer to often.
This website provides book reccomendations based on sounds to focus on.
This website provides tips for reading with toddlers in order to further develop thier literacy. http://www.hanen.org/Helpful-Info/Fun-With-Hanen/Sharing-Books-with-Toddlers,-The-Hanen-Way.aspx
This is a great printable newsletter for teachers, assistants, volunteers, and parents on how to help develop literacy skills in preschool children.