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ERIC Number: ED462158
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 2002
Pages: 88
Abstractor: N/A
ISBN: ISBN-1-55766-575-3ISBN-1-55766-571-0ISBN-1-55766-572-9
Early Language & Literacy Classroom Observation (ELLCO) Toolkit, Research Edition [with] User's Guide.
Smith, Miriam W.; Dickinson, David K.
The document is comprised of the Early Language and Literacy Classroom Observation (ELLCO) Toolkit, a field-tested observation packet to examine literacy and language practices and materials in prekindergarten through third grade classrooms, and a user's guide providing technical information and instructions for administration and scoring the toolkit. The ELLCO toolkit is comprised of three parts: (1) a literacy environment checklist to familiarize observers with the classroom's layout and contents; (2) a classroom observation and teacher interview, examining general classroom environment and language, literacy, and curriculum; and (3) a literacy activities rating scale, recording literacy behaviors related to book reading and writing. The user's guide provides an introduction to using ELLCO for various purposes, step-by-step instructions for each of the toolkit's three parts, a narrative describing how one teacher sparked a young boy's interest in literacy and exploring how other teachers can apply key literacy concepts with their students. A technical appendix provides in-depth information on the research behind ELLCO and its psychometric properties. (The user's guide contains 55 references.) (KB)
Customer Service Department, Brookes Publishing Company, P.O. Box 10624, Baltimore, MD 21285-0624 (Stock no. 5710: Toolkit, part of 5, $20; Stock no. 5729: User's Guide, $30; Stock no. 5753: Toolkit and User's Guide, $45). Tel: 800-638-3775 (Toll Free); Tel: 410-337-9580; Fax: 410-337-8539; e-mail:; Web site:
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Practitioners
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: Education Development Center, Inc., Newton, MA.
Grant or Contract Numbers: N/A
Note: Produced with Angela Sangeorge and Louisa Anastasopoulos.