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Early Literacy in Action: The Language-Focused Curriculum for Preschool

Early Literacy in Action: The Language-Focused Curriculum for Preschool

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Enhance young children's language skills with this proven play-focused preschool curriculum — drawn from more than 20 years of field testing and outcomes.

This highly adaptable, flexible program is a practical and significantly expanded follow-up to the bestselling Building a Language Focused Curriculum for the Preschool Classroom.

Teachers will get a year's worth of lessons — 40 weeks of curriculum plans, including weekly themes, dramatic play activities, art, suggested story and song selections, and group lesson plans laid out in a week-by-week format. Detailed information on themes, lesson plans, and teaching strategies allow this program to be effectively implemented by educators at any experience level.

With this proven curriculum—selected by ASHA for the Department of Education as a model program for Early Reading First —preschool staff will:
  • implement speech and language intervention in the classroom
  • enhance the language skills of all children—including children with language impairments, children from low resource backgrounds, and English language learners
  • ensure quality preschool programming with both the Fidelity Checklist, which helps preschools replicate the program accurately, and the Learning Observation Guide for measuring progress
  • support cognitive, motor, and social skill development
  • Used in both public schools and university training programs, the activities have been field-tested with over 500 children.
Educators will have confidence knowing they are providing the best language and literacy programming for all children. And children will find it just plain fun — stimulating them to get excited about learning, and better preparing them for school entry.


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"An indispensable resource for all early childhood professionals…precisely what young children need to prepare for the literacy demands ahead." --Helen Ezell, Ph.D., CCC-SLP, University of Pittsburgh, co-author, Shared Storybook Reading: Building Young Children's Language and Emergent Literacy Skills

"A nice balance of teacher-led and child centered activities…Implementing these carefully researched materials will positively enhance the literacy instruction and environment of a preschool classroom." --Andrea DeBruin-Parecki, Ph.D, Associate Professor, Early Childhood, Old Dominion University


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