Early literacy practice: strategies for Preschool. Kathleen J. Marshall, Ph.D. University of South Carolina http:// kjmarshall.wikispaces.com /. Foundations of Literacy: Developmental Model. 0-15 mos = Preliteracy ( prelanguage /nonverbal)
Kathleen J. Marshall, Ph.D.
University of South Carolina
Children with oral language disorders typically have reading problems
The focus of classroom practice is moving from familiarization with language/literacy activities – learning to love language and books – to prevention of later reading and language difficulties
Headsprout Early Reading curriculum, listed recently by the What Works Clearinghouse as a program with potentially positive effects for preschoolers in areas of oral language and print knowledge. The program is designed for kindergarten students, but the supporting research was conducted with preschool children (Hoffstettler, 2005)
Information on this page from Whitehurst, G. (1992), Dialogic Reading: Aneffective way to read to preschoolers. Archived article retrieved fromhttp://www.readingrockets.org/article/400.
Shared storybook reading is also used as the vehicle for embedded instruction.
Presenting print-referencing activities during shared storybook reading can result in significant gains in measures of print knowledge reported that preschool children had significant gains in measures of print concept knowledge, alphabet knowledge, and name writing after teachers used a series of explicit print-referencing strategies during shared storybook reading.