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ERIC Number: ED482021
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2000-Jun
Pages: 40
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: N/A
A Framework for Achieving the Essential Academic Learning Requirements in Reading, Writing, Communication: Birth to 5 Years.
This framework is designed to assist early care and education providers in planning and implementing early learning opportunities that will help prepare young children in Washington State for later success in meeting the essential academic learning requirements in reading, writing, and communication. The framework identifies characteristics of children from birth through age 5 in the areas of verbal communication, reading, and writing; it is not intended for use in screening, program placement, or school readiness determinations. The framework is organized into four sections. The introductory section presents the assumptions reflected in the framework and highlights the importance of building a strong foundation to support the development of literacy skills and linking that foundation to the essential academic learning requirements for kindergarten through third grade. Sections 2 through 4 focus on reading, writing, and communication, respectively. Each of these sections provides an overview of the contribution of the skills to future school success, details a continuum of characteristic skills that children typically achieve during infancy (birth to 18 months), toddlerhood (12 to 36 months), and the preschool years (30 months to 5 years), links these characteristics to essential K-3 academic learning requirements, and notes the type of assessment tool to be used such as observation or a work sample. (KB)
Washington Office of the State Superintendent of Public Instruction, Old Capital Building, P.O. Box 47200, Olympia, WA 98504-7200. Tel: 360-753-6731; Fax: 360-586-3336; Web site: For full text:
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Practitioners; Teachers
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Washington