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: Gather Observational Data
Guideline: Observing the early learner's interaction within the learning environment and with other children, caregivers, parents, and teachers provides useful information for assessing the child’s development and learning. Educators of early learners need to know how to observe young students as well as how to use the observational data as part of the assessment process. This task provides resources for doing so.