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ERIC Number: ED446141
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 2000
Pages: 33
Abstractor: N/A
A Framework for Early Literacy Instruction: Aligning Standards to Developmental Patterns and Student Behaviors. Pre-K through Kindergarten.
Bodrova, Elena; Leong, Deborah J.; Paynter, Diane E.; Semenov, Dmitri
This document is designed to establish consistency in the definition and format to be used in developing early literacy standards and benchmarks. It articulates a set of standards and benchmarks that is based on current national and state standards documents and that reflects the foundational knowledge and developmental differences representative of the research on early literacy development and the prekindergarten and kindergarten levels. It also provides sufficient and appropriate information aligned with the standards and benchmarks to aid prekindergarten and kindergarten teachers in assessing the early literacy development of their students. For standard 1, "Demonstrates competence in the general skills and strategies of the reading process," five benchmarks are outlined. For standard 2, "Demonstrates competence in the general skills and strategies of the writing process," three benchmarks are established. Appendixes contain a list of 72 sources on research and theory of early childhood development, a list of 25 national and state standards documents reviewed, and a list of definitions. (SLD)
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Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: Office of Educational Research and Improvement (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Mid-Continent Research for Education and Learning, Aurora, CO.