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ERIC Number: EJ1005285
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2013
Pages: 11
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 30
What Is Not Covered by the Standards: How to Support Emergent Literacy in Preschool Classrooms
Nitecki, Elena; Chung, Mi-Hyun
Language and Literacy Spectrum, v23 p46-56 2013
With our expertise and experiences in teaching language development and early literacy instruction courses at a teacher education college, we argue that it is imperative to find ways to integrate learning standards with developmentally appropriate play-based methods. We examined what literacy coach candidates found in their classroom observations to reveal a tension between developmentally appropriate literacy instruction and addressing conventional literacy skills. We suggest, as do the New York State P-12 Common Core Learning Standards for English Language Arts & Literacy (2011), using developmentally appropriate instruction, such as play-based activities in preschool classrooms, to support emergent literacy.
New York State Reading Association. PO Box 874, Albany, NY 12201. Tel: 518-434-4748; e-mail:; Web site:
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Preschool Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: New York