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Young Children
March 1, 2019

Language and Literacy Development: Research-Based, Teacher-Tested Strategies

Early childhood teachers play a key role as children develop literacy. While this cluster does not cover the basics of reading instruction, it offers classroom-tested ways to make common practices like read alouds and discussions even more effective.

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Authored by: Lisa Hansel
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Acerca del aprendizaje de la lectura y la escritura

Adaptado de Learning to Read and Write: Developmentally Appropriate Practices for Young Children, una declaración de posición en conjunto de la Asociación Nacional de Educación Infantil y la International Reading Association
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Teaching Young Children
August 1, 2018

Alphabet Letter-Name Knowledge

By the end of a year in a literacy-rich preschool program, a typical older 4-year-old can often name at least 18 or 19 uppercase letters and 16 or 17 lowercase letters.

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Authored by: Judith A. Schickedanz , Molly F. Collins
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Find research-based resources, tips and ideas for families on reading and writing at home!
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Magazines for Young Children

Want to foster your child’s love of reading? Think about what you like to read. For many adults the answer includes a favorite magazine, and this may be true for children as well.
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Books for Laughing Together

Sharing a joke is a great way to strengthen family ties. These books and activities will have you and your child laughing together in no time.
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