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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: Developmental Milestones in Literacy

Guideline: Being aware of the developmental milestones in literacy enables educators of young learners to help students develop their literacy skills. This task provides resources describing such developmental milestones.




Reach Out and Read - Developmental Milestones of Early Literacy

This link to the Reach Out and Read website provides a series of developmental milestones developed by pediatricians. As noted at its website, it "provides guidance for parents and doctors on appropriate book-related behaviors for ages 6 months through 5 years." The developmental milestones are available in English, Spanish, Chinese and Vietnamese.


Reading Milestones

This link to the Kids Health website describes reading milestones for children from infancy to age 13. Authored by pediatricians, the information is aimed at parents.