ERIC Number: ED260379
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1984
Reference Count: 0
Developmentally Appropriate Kindergarten Reading Programs. A Position Statement.
Black, Janet K.; Puckett, Margaret
Focusing on the learning styles of young children, this position statement presents current research and information that document the need for developmentally appropriate reading experiences during the kindergarten and prekindergarten years. The paper contains the following sections: (1) a background statement, (2) current literacy research implications, (3) descriptions of developmentally appropriate and inappropriate kindergarten reading programs, (4) statements supported by recent literacy research, (5) questions frequently asked, (6) quotes from the Texas Education Agency, (7) implementing the new Texas "rules for curriculum," (8) "try this" (literacy experiences for children), and (9) references. (EL)
Descriptors: Beginning Reading, Developmentally Appropriate Practices, Educational Theories, Kindergarten, Literacy, Preschool Education, Primary Education, Reading Instruction, Reading Processes, Reading Programs, Reading Readiness, Reading Research, Reading Skills, Teaching Methods, Writing Instruction, Writing Research, Writing Skills
Publication Type: Opinion Papers; Information Analyses
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Texas Association for the Education of Young Children.