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ERIC Number: EJ843561
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009
Pages: 13
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 12
ISSN: ISSN-1096-2506
The Bridge: An Authentic Literacy Assessment Strategy for Individualizing and Informing Practice with Young Children with Disabilities
Pierce, Patsy L.; Summer, Gail; O'deKirk, Mark
Young Exceptional Children, v12 n3 p2-14 2009
Early literacy development, assessment, and teaching have been significant foci of research and practice in the 21st, century. Multiple new early literacy curricula and assessments for preschoolers have been created since 2001. Tracking the emergent literacy growth of developmentally young children is essential to planning appropriate programs that challenge children and move them ever forward in their literacy and language development. In this article, the authors discuss the development and use of a framework to guide assessment, planning, and conferencing with families in regard to a child's literacy development, The Bridge: A Portfolio Rating Scale of Preschool Literacy Development (Pierce, Summer, & O'deKirk, 2005). This tool was created specifically to inform literacy-related classroom- and home-based practices with children with and without disabilities functioning in the birth-to-5 developmental range. The Bridge is an observation-based assessment tool that can be used to determine ongoing progress and children's interests as well as to inform daily practice related to early language and literacy development. (Contains 1 figure and 1 table.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Early Childhood Education
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Language: English
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