ERIC Number: EJ1139254
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2017
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Ready for Kindergarten? Rethinking Early Literacy in the Common Core Era
Casbergue, Renée M.
Reading Teacher, v70 n6 p643-648 May-Jun 2017
The Common Core State Standards have influenced curriculum for primary grades across the country, requiring more sophisticated responses to written text from children than ever before. Yet readiness for kindergarten is still often defined in terms of constrained print-related skills. As early as preschool, children can be introduced to more challenging interactions with multiple texts that take advantage of their natural curiosity about the world. Through developmentally appropriate practices that invite them more deeply into exploration of text, children can be prepared to meet the challenges of literacy in the 21st century.
Descriptors: Kindergarten, School Readiness, Common Core State Standards, Elementary School Curriculum, Literacy, Reading Comprehension, Developmentally Appropriate Practices, Teaching Methods, Reading Materials
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Kindergarten; Primary Education; Early Childhood Education; Elementary Education
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