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Early Language & Literacy KnowledgeBase

This KnowledgeBase archive includes content and external links that were accurate and relevant as of September 30, 2019.

The Early Language and Literacy KnowledgeBase is an online resource supporting language and literacy development in early learners from birth through age eight. Its focus is to support parents and caregivers in helping early learners with their language and literacy development, and teachers in enhancing their instruction for early learners from pre-Kindergarten through Grade 3.

Task 1: Analyze Standards

Guideline: When analyzing curriculum standards, it is necessary to identify what students need to know, understand, and be able to do in relation to a specific standard. This tasks provides resources to assist educators of early learners in analyzing standards related to early learning.



K-U-D Chart

This link to the Loyola University Chicago's website provides a K-U-D chart useful to identify what students should know, understand, and be able to do.


Sample KUDs

This link to the University of Virginia's Differentiation Central website provides a several sample KUD charts. The charts are offered as examples of completed KUD charts.


Understanding the "Understanding" in KUDs

This article describes the role understanding, as defined by Carol Tomlinson, Ed.D., plays in the "Know-Understand-Do" process useful with analyzing curriculum standards.


Unpacking Standards

This article at the K-12 Curriculum Development website provides an overview of unpacking standards.