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ERIC Number: ED529067
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2011
Pages: 416
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: N/A
ISBN: ISBN-978-1-5985-7099-1
Lift-Off for Early Literacy: Directed Reading Opportunities for Struggling Students
Iannone-Campbell, Charlene; Lattimore, Susan Lloyd
Brookes Publishing Company
As early as preschool, children who struggle with emergent literacy skills can benefit from effective response to intervention. Don't wait until later grades when they've already fallen behind--improve their literacy skills now with this evidence-based Tier 2 RTI curriculum, ready for any pre-K educator to pick up and use right away. Created by teachers for teachers, this activity-based curriculum is based on Project Early ID, a successful pilot program that's been improving reading outcomes in Baltimore public schools since 2005. Expertly organizing their lessons into one hands-on, step-by-step guide, the authors give teachers, SLPs, and paraprofessionals eleven complete units of small-group instruction (see box). Educators can use this curriculum with confidence because it: (1) is proven effective; (2) includes verbatim, step-by-step scripts; (3) starts earlier than other curricula; (4) lays the foundation for success in the Big Five components; (5) meets IDEA requirements; (6) takes just 20-30 minutes a day; (7) addresses the smallest steps of skill acquisition; and (8) works with any other curriculum. Young children will love the engaging activity sets, filled with songs, stories, finger-plays, rhymes, and games that help increase their reading readiness while they have fun. And all adults involved in pre-K instruction--from teachers to classroom volunteers--will love how this curriculum helps them make the most of their classroom time and get real, measurable results. With this highly effective, teacher-friendly curriculum, pre-K educators will help struggling students achieve "literacy lift-off" as early as possible so they're ready for long-term reading success. [Foreword by Linda Baker.]
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Publication Type: Books; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Early Childhood Education; Preschool Education
Audience: Teachers
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Maryland
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: Individuals with Disabilities Education Act