ERIC Number: EJ796453
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008-Jun
Reference Count: 0
Developmentally Appropriate Emergent Literacy Activities for Young Children: Adapting the Early Literacy and Learning Model
Elliott, Elizabeth M.; Olliff, Charleen B.
Early Childhood Education Journal, v35 n6 p551-556 Jun 2008
Whether it be leaping, resisting, or being gently shoved, the field of early childhood education continues moving into the age of accountability. Young children are expected to exhibit many requisite skills prior to kindergarten. Thus, the advancement of pre-reading and writing skills development become one of the many areas of focus for early childhood teachers. This study focused on the advancement of young children's emergent literacy and letter recognition skills through developmentally appropriate instruction and need based adapted activities using the Early Literacy and Learning Model (ELLM) curriculum. The results suggest that mindfully adapting activities to children's needs advances children's emergent literacy development.
Descriptors: Developmentally Appropriate Practices, Emergent Literacy, Early Childhood Education, Young Children, Skill Development, Models, Literacy Education
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Early Childhood Education
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